When you host a site on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - a unique number that's used to detect every device connected to the Net. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Since there're a lot more sites than IPs, shared hosting servers use the same IP for a number of sites even in case they belong to different users. Even though this doesn't affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a certain website, providing it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so if you want to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors type in, you'll need an IP alongside the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting
When you use some of our shared website hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP to your account in no time 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 throughout the registration process, therefore it's possible to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce website, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can edit each and every domain or subdomain individually from the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL through us, you'll be able to use the auto-configuration instrument, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you wish to use them.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you have the option to get as many dedicated IP addresses as you need depending on your business needs. It will take just a few clicks inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to buy a new IP and several more to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The process is very simple and your website will start loading from the new IP address very quickly. Hepsia will allow you to see all the IP addresses that you can use, both shared and dedicated, and which of the latter are free or taken. Provided you would like to use an SSL certificate on some of your sites and you want a dedicated IP for it, you can take advantage of our SSL order wizard, that can assign a new IP and install the certificate once you upload your order, so you won't have to modify anything in your semi-dedicated website hosting account manually.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Web Hosting
If you obtain a virtual private server from our company, you will have a dedicated IP address as standard and an additional one if you acquire a web hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You will be able to use the IPs for any sort of purpose - a website, some web app such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you're able to use to point to your VPS any domain that you plan to host. You may also add extra dedicated IPs to your VPS account if you need them. You can do this via the billing Control Panel that you will get so as to take care of renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it will take just a few clicks. Shortly after you send your order, the extra IP addresses will be accessible, so you're able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Considering that you can run more or less anything on a dedicated server, all of our packages come with 3 dedicated IP addresses included by default. If you need to launch some server software or to activate an SSL certificate for a website that you host on the machine, you will be able to use the IPs which we provide absolutely free. You can also register child name servers with one or two of the IP addresses for any domain name that you've registered with us or anywhere else then employ them to point other domains to the dedicated server. If you own a website hosting company, for example, the aforementioned option will contribute to your credibility as an independent service provider. When you need more IPs than the three the packages feature, you are able to get extra ones in increments of three either throughout the signup process or through your billing Control Panel at any time.