An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your sites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for a variety of purposes. If you have an electronic store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment information that your clients submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the server. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better functionality for a given website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages we offer include 3 IP addresses by default and you'll be able to use them in any way you see fit. If you need additional IPs for any reason, you can add them to your server with just a few mouse clicks without any limits as to their number or the length of time for which you'll be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in the event that you require the IPs right away, you may add them to the package deal during the signup process, while if it turns out that you need more IPs at some point later, you could order them just as effortlessly through your billing area and we'll assign them to your dedicated server several minutes later. The dedicated IPs could be renewed with the server plan on a monthly basis and you can decide if you will renew all of them or only a few - in the event that you no longer require that many. You could use the IPs both for your own sites and for client hosting accounts - provided you're using the dedicated server as a hosting reseller platform.