An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes a site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for a variety of uses. If you have an online store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info which your clients submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You could also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a certain Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Each dedicated server that we offer comes with 3 dedicated IP addresses provided 100 % free on top of the monthly fee for the package. We also give you the opportunity to add more IPs to your server both when you sign up and at a later time using your billing CP, so you could order the IPs whenever you need them with no limitation on the amount or on how often you get them. They can be purchased in groups of three and will be assigned to your hosting server instantly. You can renew them with the hosting plan and you could decide if you will renew all of them, or a smaller amount - in the event that you no longer require the rest. Every dedicated IP address assigned to your hosting server may be used for any purpose: for a personal Internet site, for a software server, or for a hosting client - if you've decided to launch your own web hosting firm and you're reselling accounts to other people.