An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes an Internet site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other individuals 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 many different uses. If you have an online store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info that your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You could also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better performance for a certain site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Each and every dedicated server we offer comes with 3 dedicated IP addresses provided totally free on top of the monthly fee for the package. We also give you the opportunity to add more IPs to your server both when you sign up and at a later time via your billing CP, so you'll be able to order the IPs whenever you need them with no restriction on the amount or on how frequently you get them. They can be purchased in groups of three and shall be assigned to your server instantly. You could renew them with the Internet hosting plan and you can choose if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller number - in case you no longer need the rest. Each and every dedicated IP address allocated to your server can be used for any purpose: for a personal website, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting client - in the event that you've decided to start your own web hosting company and you're reselling accounts to other people.