An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes a site or a server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used exclusively by your Internet sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for a variety of uses. In case you have an electronic store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make certain that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which should be different from the one which you already have on the server. You could also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a particular website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you'll be able to request them whenever you want through your billing area and we will assign them to the server a few minutes later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your server the moment it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you could decide how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, as you will be able to choose the number of IPs that you'll renew every month with your web server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server may be used not just for your personal content, but also for any website or application which your customers may have - if you have purchased the web server with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.