All devices on the Web are identified by a unique number called an IP address, for example When you have a site, the domain name that you type to be able to load it is for your convenience, but the server where the website files are still has an IP address. Because there are many more websites and devices than there are IP addresses, all the shared website hosting servers have a number of websites under the very same IP, while when you use a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP as well. Even in the first case though, you will be able to acquire a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. An advantage would be that you'll get improved search engine positions since a dedicated IP generally means a faster loading site. Last but not least, you need such an IP in case you would like to obtain an SSL certificate for your site and shield the information that visitors submit on it.

Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting

If you host your sites on our up-to-date cloud platform and you have a web hosting plan, you're able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a few clicks. The aforementioned option is accessible in all of the data centers where we offer services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so regardless of your choice during the registration process, you are able to obtain a dedicated IP for your websites. You'll be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. If any of the IPs that you obtain will be used for an SSL certificate, you could enable the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard then our system will request and assign the IP before it sets up the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will allow you to use a dedicated IP address for a number of sites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers

As you'll be able to run almost anything on a dedicated server, all our packages come with three dedicated IP addresses included by default. In case you plan to launch some server software or to activate an SSL certificate for a website that you host on the machine, you will be able to use the IPs that we provide free of charge. You can also register child name servers with one or two of the IP addresses for any domain name that you've registered through us or anywhere else and employ them to direct other domains to the dedicated server. When you own a web hosting company, for example, the aforementioned option will contribute to your credibility as an independent service provider. In case you need more IP addresses than the three the packages provide you with, you're able to buy extra ones in increments of three either during the registration process or from your billing Control Panel any time.