An IP address is a unique number which identifies an Internet site or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed only by your Internet sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for a variety of uses. Provided you have an electronic store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information your customers submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You could also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better performance for a particular website, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Web Hosting
Our Linux VPS web hosting come with one dedicated IP address by default. Another one is available also - when they are ordered with an Internet hosting Control Panel. In case you need more IPs, however, you'll be able to incorporate them easily, no matter the package that you've picked. You are able to do this during the signup process in the event that you need them from the very beginning or using your billing account - in the event that you need them afterwards. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your web server soon after that and you can begin using them. You may renew the IPs together with the plan for so long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is extremely useful not simply for your personal content, but also in case you intend to use the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business, because you will be able to offer a dedicated IP to every client who would like to use one. There isn't any restriction on the amount of addresses you'll be able to order or on how often you can do that.