When you host a website on a server, it employs the server's shared IP - an exclusive number which is used to identify any kind of device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Since there're far more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for multiple sites even in case they belong to separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a given website, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you want to secure the payment or login data that your site visitors enter, you should have an IP alongside the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
When you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account without any difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have picked for your account during the sign-up process, therefore you'll be able 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 example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can edit each domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL from us, you'll be able to use our auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you would like to use them.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated server packages, will make it very easy to buy a dedicated IP and use it for any kind of website that you have in the account regardless if it is under a domain or a subdomain. With just a few clicks you are able to order the IP and as soon as our system assigns it, you will be able to set it for one or multiple websites through the Hosted Domains area of the Control Panel. In the same location you will also be able to view what IP is used by each and every domain or subdomain, a long list of the dedicated IPs as well as if and what website they're assigned to? In case the IP you need is for an SSL certificate, you'll be able to take advantage of our useful SSL wizard which will make the overall process really easy as it will request and assign an IP to the preferred domain/subdomain and after that set up the SSL without any action on your side aside from placing the order.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
Our Linux VPS plans include one dedicated IP address as standard and in case you select a web hosting Control Panel (DirectAdmin, cPanel, Hepsia) during the signup process, you will get an additional one as well completely free. You can use them as you decide - to access online content, to run a web app, to install an SSL certificate, or even to register private name servers for any domain name that you have and use the latter for any other domain that you'd like to host on the server. The billing Control Panel where you are able to take care of all plan renewals, upgrades as well as domain name registrations will allow you to order extra dedicated IPs when you need them for any purpose. Just a couple of minutes later the IPs will be assigned to your Virtual Server and you'll be able to use them right away.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
Because our Linux dedicated web hosting plans come with three dedicated IP addresses included in the plans by default, we will give you a head start in case you want to run any software which needs such an IP. We provide them cost-free and you will be able to use them for as long as you use your server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain that you host, an SSL certificate for any website on your server, a software server (games, VOIP), etc. From the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you'll receive to take care of renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to buy more dedicated IP addresses in groups of three whenever you want. They'll be assigned to your server very quickly, so you can start using them for your websites and web-based applications right away.