An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes a website or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your websites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for various uses. Provided you have an electronic store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment information that your customers submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a particular site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
Every single dedicated server we offer includes three dedicated IP addresses supplied 100 % free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also give you the chance to add more IPs to your server both when you sign up and at a later time via your billing Control Panel, so you could order the IPs whenever you require them without a limit on the number or on how often you get them. They can be purchased in groups of 3 and will be assigned to your server right away. You could renew them with the web hosting plan and you can choose if you will renew all of them, or a smaller number - if you no longer need the rest. Each dedicated IP address allotted to your server could be used for any purpose: for a personal website, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting customer - if you have decided to launch your own web hosting enterprise and you are reselling accounts to other people.