An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a web server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be used just by your websites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for different uses. If you have a web-based store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info your clients submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a particular site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you could request them at any time via your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few minutes later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your web server as soon as it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to pick how many addresses you'll order and how long you will use them, as you will be able to select the number of IPs that you will renew on a monthly basis with your server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any website or application your clients may have - if you have obtained the machine with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.