If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a special number which is used to identify any kind of device connected to the Internet. The website name which you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. As there're a lot more sites than IPs, shared hosting servers use a single IP for many different websites even in case they are owned by separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly enhance the loading speed of a website, providing it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you plan to secure the payment or login details that your website visitors enter, you should have an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting
We provide dedicated IPs with all our Linux website hosting regardless of the data center location and you're able to acquire one or several IPs from your Hepsia Control Panel. An additional section will show up as part of your account and you are able to request, view or delete your IPs with several clicks. You can select what number of sites or subdomains will use a given IP as you can assign one with a few clicks to any hostname. To give an example, www.domain.com can be your main website, that uses a server's shared IP, while shop.domain.com can be the subdomain where you offer services or goods online and it can have a dedicated IP in addition to an SSL certificate. You can change the IP that a website uses via 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 the same dedicated IP provided that there's no SSL set up for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll get the option to acquire as many dedicated IPs as you need depending on your needs. It will take just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to order a new IP and a few more to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The entire process is very simple and your site will start opening from your new IP address in minutes. Hepsia will allow you to view all IP addresses which you're able to use, both shared and dedicated, and which of the latter are free or taken. Provided you would like to use an SSL certificate on any of your websites and you want a dedicated IP for it, you may take full advantage of our SSL order wizard, which can assign a new IP and install the certificate once you submit your order, so you will not need to modify anything in your semi-dedicated web hosting account by yourself.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Since all of our Linux dedicated servers hosting offer 3 dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we shall give you a head start in case you wish to run any app which requires such an IP. We supply them free of charge and you'll 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 which you host, an SSL certificate for any website on your server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etc. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to control renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to obtain more dedicated IPs in sets of three at any time. They'll be assigned to your server within minutes, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based applications without delay.