A dedicated IP address is a unique numeric identifier on the Internet that's given to a device or a site. Shared website hosting servers usually have a multitude of websites under a single IP, while dedicated ones use their own IPs that aren't shared with anybody else. Even if you use a common shared account, however, you will be able to buy a dedicated IP address that will be used only by your sites - one or a few. Because this can add up to the speed of yourwebsite, it's much more likely that the site will get improved search engine result positions. Certainly, that isn't the only factor, but it is likely to help you find more website visitors and potential clients. The dedicated IP is also needed when you would like to encrypt the info exchanged between the website and its visitors through an SSL certificate.
Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting
When you use a website hosting account on our cloud platform, you will be able to buy a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with several clicks no matter where your account is - in the US, the UK or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains part of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they're allotted to. If you would like to use an SSL certificate to secure the info of your website visitors and you get it through us, our system can assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you may still have a site in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP - a community forum where users can share opinions about your services, for instance.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll get the opportunity to obtain as many dedicated IP addresses as you'd like depending on your preferences. It takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to obtain your new IP plus a few more in order to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The process is really easy and your website will start opening from the new IP address in no time. Hepsia will allow you to see all of the IPs which you're able to use, both shared & dedicated, and which of the latter are free or taken. In case you'd like to use an SSL certificate on some of your websites and you need a dedicated IP for it, you can take full advantage of our SSL order wizard, that can assign a new IP and set up the certificate as soon as you submit your order, so you don't have to change anything in your semi-dedicated hosting account manually.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain a dedicated server, you probably plan to run a web application or host a number of sites, so we supply three dedicated IP addresses for free with each package and you can use them the way you like - a software server, an SSL certificate, even child name servers for a domain that you have registered here or from another company. The last mentioned option is really useful in case you use the dedicated server to host users' Internet sites since it will give you authority and anonymity as a hosting service provider. The server billing Control Panel will enable you to add extra IPs as well - the upgrade is in increments of three and takes just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section, which means that you will be able to go ahead and take advantage of your brand new dedicated IP addresses a couple of minutes after you submit your order.