If you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - an exclusive number that's used to identify any device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Considering that there're far more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for several websites even in case they belong to several users. While this does not affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular 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 wish to secure the payment or login info that your site visitors enter, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

When you use any of our shared hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've selected for the account throughout the signup process, so you can take advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can modify each domain or subdomain individually through the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL from us, you can use the auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the site where you'd like to use them.

Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers

With only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel, you can add one or several dedicated IP addresses to your semi-dedicated hosting plan and assign them to your sites. The Hosted Domains section of Hepsia will allow you to see the available IP addresses and to keep track of the ones that are in use with ease. In case you would like to obtain a new IP for an SSL certificate, you're able to use the auto-configuration function, that is available in our SSL order wizard. If you enable this feature, you won't need to do anything after you send in your order because our system will request a dedicated IP address, assign it to the domain or subdomain involved, and then add the SSL certificate - all of this automatically and without the need of any action on your end. This way, you are able to shield the details that visitors post on your website even when you lack previous experience with such matters.

Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers

In case you buy a VPS server from us, you'll have a dedicated IP address automatically and an additional one if you obtain a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You'll be able to use the IPs for any kind of purpose - an Internet site, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you'll be able to use to point to your VPS any domain that you would like to host. You may also add extra dedicated IPs to your VPS account when you need them. This can be done from the billing Control Panel that you'll get to manage renewals, upgrade purchases and domain name registrations and it takes only a few clicks. After you post your order, the added IP addresses will be accessible, so you are able to use them as you see fit.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers

As all of our dedicated web hosting plans offer three dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we'll give you a serious advantage in case you want to run any software that requires this kind of an IP. We supply 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 name that you host, an SSL certificate for any site on the server, a software server (games, VOIP), etc. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will get to organize renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also get more dedicated IP addresses in groups of three at any moment. They'll be assigned to your server very quickly, so you can start using them for your sites and web-based apps right away.