When you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - a special number which is used to detect a device connected to the Web. The website name which you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP of the server. Because there are a lot more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for many different sites even if they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular website, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you want to protect the payment or login details that your website visitors enter, you should have an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting

If you use some of our shared website hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP address to your account without difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you've picked for your account throughout the signup process, so it is possible to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. This way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for instance, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can adjust each domain or subdomain separately through the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you'd like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL from us, you can use the auto-configuration instrument, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you'd like to use them.

Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding your new dedicated IP takes no more than a few clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very simple and intuitive to use, so even when you haven't had a web hosting account previously, you will not experience any difficulties to order and assign a dedicated IP address. Any domain or subdomain inside the account can use its own IP address as an alternative to the server's shared one and you're able to make this change from the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also view all IPs that your websites can use as well as if a dedicated IP is free or you're already using it. If you need an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order instrument through which you will be able to select everything to be installed automatically. With this feature, our system will change the IP address of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it'll set up the certificate in a couple of minutes, so you shall not need to do anything on your end other than authorizing your SSL order through email.

Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers

In case you purchase a VPS server from our company, you will receive one dedicated IP address by default and another one if you acquire a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You will be able to use the IP addresses for any sort of purpose - an Internet site, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you are able to use to point to your VPS any domain name which you wish to host. Additionally, you can add extra dedicated IPs to the VPS account every time you need them. This can be done through the billing Control Panel that you'll acquire in order to control renewals, upgrades and domain registrations and it will take only a couple of clicks. After you send your order, the extra IP addresses will be available, so you'll be able to use them the way you like.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers

As all our dedicated servers come with 3 dedicated IP addresses provided in the plans by default, we will give you a serious advantage in case you want to run any software which requires this type of an IP. We supply them cost-free and you are 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 site on your server, a software server (games, VOIP), etcetera. Through the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you'll obtain to take care of renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also acquire more dedicated IP addresses in groups of three whenever you need. They'll be assigned to your server within a few minutes, so you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps right away.