When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - a unique number which is used to distinguish every device connected to the Web. The website name that you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Considering that there are many more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for multiple sites even if they are owned by separate users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a particular site, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to protect the payment or login details that your website visitors submit, you need an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
We provide you with dedicated IP addresses with all our shared hosting whatever the data center location and you'll be able to obtain one or several IPs using your Hepsia Control Panel. A new section will appear in your account and you can request, delete or view your IPs with a few clicks. You will be able to decide how many websites or subdomains will use a certain IP since you can assign one with a few clicks to any hostname. For instance, www.domain.com can be your main website, which uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be your subdomain where you offer goods or services online and it could have a dedicated IP address together with an SSL certificate. You can change the IP that a website uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You can also set a couple of of your sites to use one and the same dedicated IP given that there's no SSL activated for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
In case you obtain a dedicated server, you probably plan to run some web app or host a number of Internet sites, so we supply 3 dedicated IP addresses completely free with every single plan and you will be able to use them as you see fit - a software server, an SSL certificate, even child name servers for a domain name which you've registered here or via another company. The last mentioned option is very useful when you use your dedicated server to host customers' websites since it will give you authority and anonymity as a hosting company. The server billing Control Panel will allow you to add additional IP addresses as well - the upgrade comes in increments of three and takes only a few clicks in the Upgrades section, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and take advantage of your brand new dedicated IPs several minutes after you submit your order.