If you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - a special number that's used to distinguish every device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Considering that there are many more websites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even in case they belong to separate users. While this doesn't affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a particular site, providing it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so if you wish to protect the payment or login details that your site visitors enter, you'll need an IP alongside the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Hosting
With a hosting account on our cloud platform, you're able to acquire a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks regardless of where your account is - in the USA, the United Kingdom or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains area of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they are allotted to. In case you would like to use an SSL certificate to secure the information of your visitors and you acquire it from our company, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP - a discussion board where users can share opinions about your services, for example.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll get the opportunity to acquire as many dedicated IPs as you need depending on your preferences. It will take a few clicks inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to buy your new IP and several more so as to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The process is very easy and your site will start opening from your new IP address in a few minutes. Hepsia will allow you to view all of the IPs which you will be able to use, both shared & dedicated, and which of the latter are free or taken. If you would like to use an SSL certificate on any of your websites and you need a dedicated IP for it, you may take advantage of our SSL order wizard, that can assign a new IP and set up the certificate once you submit your order, so you will not have to adjust anything in your semi-dedicated hosting account by yourself.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS
If you get a virtual private server from our company, you will be given one dedicated IP address as standard and another one in case you acquire a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You're able to use the IPs for any purpose - a website, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you'll be able to use to point to your VPS any website that you intend to host. Also, you can add more dedicated IPs to the VPS account when you need them. You can do this via the billing Control Panel that you will obtain in order to control renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it takes just a few clicks. After you upload your order, the added IP addresses will be at your disposal, so you will be able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Hosting
As our dedicated hosting come with 3 dedicated IP addresses provided in the plans as standard, we'll give you a head start in case you would like to run any software which requires this type of an IP. We provide them for free and you can use them for as long as you use your server for anything you would like - child name servers for any domain name which you host, an SSL certificate for any website on your server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etcetera. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to organize renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to acquire more dedicated IPs in groups of three whenever you want. They will be assigned to your server within minutes, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps without delay.