An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used exclusively by your sites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for various purposes. If you have an electronic store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info which your customers submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You may also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better overall performance for a given Internet site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you could request them at any time from your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your web server the moment it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can decide how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, since you can choose the number of IPs that you'll renew on a monthly basis with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any website or app your clients may have - if you have purchased the machine with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.