If you host a site on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that's used to identify any device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there're a lot more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for multiple websites even in case they are owned by different users. Even though this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a website, granting it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so when you want to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors submit, you will need an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting
With a web hosting account on our cloud platform, you are able to obtain a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a couple of clicks wherever your account is - in the US, the UK or Australia. This can be done from the Hosted Domains area of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they are assigned to. When you would like to use an SSL certificate so as to secure the info of your website visitors and you acquire it from our company, our system will assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you won't have to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP - a message board where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for example.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll have the opportunity to acquire as many dedicated IP addresses as you need depending on your business needs. It takes a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to acquire your new IP plus a couple of more so as to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The process is really easy and your site will start opening from your new IP address very quickly. Hepsia will allow you to view all the IPs that you are able to use, both shared & dedicated, and which of the latter are available or taken. In case you want to use an SSL certificate on some of your sites and you want a dedicated IP for it, you may take full advantage of our SSL order wizard, that can assign a new IP and set up the certificate the moment you submit your order, so you don't need to adjust anything in your semi-dedicated web hosting account manually.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
In case you acquire a dedicated server, you probably would like to run some web app or host numerous websites, so we provide 3 dedicated IPs totally free with every single plan and you're able to use them as you decide - a software server, an SSL certificate, even child name servers for a domain that you've registered here or from another company. The aforementioned option is very helpful when you use your dedicated server to host customers' Internet sites since it'll give you authority and anonymity as a web hosting company. The server billing Control Panel will make it easier to add extra IP addresses as well - the upgrade is in increments of three and takes only a few clicks in the Upgrades section, which means that you can go ahead and employ the new dedicated IPs several minutes after you submit your order.