An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for many different uses. Provided you have an online store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the server. You could also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a particular Internet site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server plans, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need more IPs, you could request them whenever you want through your billing area and we will assign them to the hosting server a few minutes later. You may also get more IPs during the signup process and they'll be available on your server the minute it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you can pick how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, as you will be able to pick the number of IPs that you will renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server may be used not just for your personal content, but for any website or application which your clients may have - if you have acquired the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.