If you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a unique number which is used to detect a device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Considering that there're many more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even in case they belong to different users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a certain website, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to secure the payment or login data that your website visitors enter, you will need an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding a new dedicated IP address takes just a couple of clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very simple and intuitive to use, so even if you have not had a hosting account before, you won't experience any difficulties to get and assign a dedicated IP address. Every domain or subdomain inside the account can use its own IP other than the server's shared one and you'll be able to make this change in the Hosted Domains section, where you can also find all IPs that your websites can use as well as if a dedicated IP is available or you're already using it. In case that you need an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order tool through which you'll be able to select everything to be installed automatically. When you use this feature, our system will modify the IP address of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it will set up the certificate in a couple of minutes, so you will not need to do anything on your end other than approving the SSL request through e-mail.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
All of our VPS web hosting plans come with one dedicated IP by default and in case you order a hosting Control Panel (cPanel, Hepsia, DirectAdmin) during the registration process, you will acquire an extra one as well at no extra cost. You can use them as you decide - to access web content, to manage a web application, to install an SSL certificate, or even to register private name servers for any website that you have and use the latter for any other website that you'd like to host on your server. The billing Control Panel where you will be able to manage all plan renewals, upgrades and domain name registrations will enable you to order more dedicated IP addresses if you need them for any purpose. A couple of minutes later the IPs will be assigned to your Virtual Server and you'll be able to use them without delay.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
In case you acquire a dedicated server, you probably plan to run a web app or host a lot of sites, so we supply three dedicated IP addresses free of charge with each plan and you'll be able to use them the way you like - a software server, an SSL certificate, even child name servers for a domain name which you have registered here or through another company. The last mentioned option is really helpful in case you use the dedicated server to host users' sites since it will give you credibility and anonymity as a web hosting company. The server billing Control Panel will enable you to add more IP addresses as well - the upgrade comes in increments of three and takes only a few clicks in the Upgrades section, therefore you will be able to go ahead and employ your new dedicated IP addresses a few minutes after you submit your order.