Dedicated IP Address
Learn what a dedicated IP address is really and precisely why your site will need one sooner or later.
When you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a special number that's used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there're many more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for a number of sites even if they belong to several users. Even though this doesn't affect the website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a particular website, giving it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you would like to protect the payment or login information that your site visitors submit, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites on our up-to-date cloud platform and you have a shared hosting plan, you are able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a couple of clicks. This option is available in all data center facilities where we offer services - Chicago (US), London (UK) and Sydney (AU), so whatever your choice throughout the registration process, you will be able to acquire a dedicated IP address for your websites. You'll be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. In case any of the IPs that you obtain will be used for an SSL certificate, you may activate the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard and our system will request and assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP address for a variety of websites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.