If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a unique number that is used to distinguish every device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're many more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for many different sites even if they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a particular website, giving it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to secure the payment or login information that your website visitors enter, you will need an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting
When you use any of our shared website hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP address to your account in no time and assign it to a domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you've picked for the account during the registration process, which means that you're able to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce website, for instance, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can adjust each domain or subdomain individually from the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL from our company, you will be able to use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you want to use them.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
With just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to add one or several dedicated IP addresses to your semi-dedicated hosting plan and assign them to your sites. The Hosted Domains section of Hepsia will allow you to find the available IPs and to keep track of the ones that are in use in no time. If you would like to obtain a new IP for an SSL certificate, you're able to use the auto-configuration function, which is available in our SSL order wizard. When you enable this feature, you won't have to do anything after you submit your order because our system will request a dedicated IP address, assign it to the domain or subdomain involved, and then set up the SSL certificate - all this automatically and without the need of any action on your end. That way, you will be able to protect the details that visitors submit on your site even when you do not have any previous experience with this kind of matters.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
In case you obtain a VPS server from us, you will have a dedicated IP address as standard and an extra one when you obtain a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You're able to use the IP addresses for any sort of purpose - a site, some web app such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you can use to point to your VPS any domain name that you would like to host. Additionally, you can add extra dedicated IP addresses to the VPS account if you need them. You can do this via the billing Control Panel that you'll obtain in order to control renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it will take only a couple of clicks. Shortly after you upload your order, the extra IP addresses will be at your disposal, so you are able to use them the way you like.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
In case you need a dedicated server, you probably plan to run some web application or host a lot of sites, so we supply 3 dedicated IPs without charge with each package and you'll be able to use them as you see fit - a software server, an SSL certificate, even child name servers for a domain name which you've registered here or through another company. The aforementioned option is very useful in case you use the dedicated server to host clients' Internet sites because it'll give you trustworthiness and anonymity as a web hosting supplier. The server billing Control Panel will allow you to add additional IP addresses as well - the upgrade comes in increments of three and takes just a few clicks in the Upgrades section, therefore you can go ahead and start using your brand new dedicated IPs several minutes after you send your order.