When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - an exclusive number which is used to identify any device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there're many more sites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use a single IP for a variety of sites even in case they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect your site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a given website, providing it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to secure the payment or login data that your website visitors enter, you need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting
We offer dedicated IPs with all of our Linux web hosting regardless of the data center location and you are able to get one or several IPs from your Hepsia Control Panel. An extra section will show up as part of your account and you can request, delete or view your IPs with a few clicks. You are able to decide how many sites or subdomains will use a certain IP since you can assign one with a few clicks to every hostname. For instance, www.domain.com can be the main site, which uses a server's shared IP, while shop.domain.com can be your subdomain where you offer services or goods on the web and it can have a dedicated IP combined with an SSL certificate. You can change the IP that a website uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You can also set a few of your sites to use the same dedicated IP provided that there's no SSL set up for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Hosting
Since all of our Linux dedicated hosting come with 3 dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we'll give you a head start in case you wish to run any application which needs this kind of an IP. We supply them free of cost and you'll be able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain which you host, an SSL certificate for any site on your server, a software server (games, VOIP), and so on. Through the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will receive to take care of renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to obtain more dedicated IP addresses in sets of three whenever you want. They'll be assigned to your server very quickly, so you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps right away.