If you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - a unique number that's used to detect any device connected to the Web. The website name which you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Since there are many more websites than IPs, shared hosting servers use a single IP for many different websites even if they are owned by several users. While this doesn't affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a certain website, giving it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to secure the payment or login information that your website visitors submit, you will need an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting
If you use any of our website hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account without any difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've chosen for your account throughout the signup process, which means that it is possible to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. 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 because you can modify each domain or subdomain individually through the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from us, 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
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you have the option to obtain as many dedicated IP addresses as you need depending on your business needs. It will take a few clicks inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel to obtain a new IP and several more in order to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The process is really easy and your website will start loading from your new IP address in minutes. Hepsia will allow you to view all the IP addresses which you are able to use, both shared and dedicated, and which of the latter are available or taken. In case you would like to use an SSL certificate on any of your websites and you need a dedicated IP for it, you can take full advantage of our SSL order wizard, that will assign a new IP and install the certificate the moment you upload your order, so you will not need to customize anything in your semi-dedicated web hosting account manually.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS server from us, you'll get one dedicated IP address by default and an additional one if you get a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You are able to use the IP addresses for any purpose - a site, some web app such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you are able to use to point to your VPS any domain which you want to host. Additionally, you can add more dedicated IPs to the VPS account every time you need them. This can be done via the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to manage renewals, upgrades and domain name registrations and it takes only a few clicks. Soon after you submit your order, the added IP addresses will be available, so you will be able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
As all of our Linux dedicated service come with 3 dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we'll give you a head start if you would like to run any app that needs such an IP. We supply them for free and you will be able to use them for as long as you use your server for anything you would like - child name servers for any domain name that you host, an SSL certificate for any site on your server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etcetera. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to take care of renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also acquire more dedicated IPs in groups of three whenever you need. They will be assigned to your server in a few minutes, so you can start using them for your websites and web-based applications right away.