An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a web server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used just by your Internet sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for a variety of uses. In case you have an online store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment information that your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You could also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better overall performance for a given website, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Every single VPS package that we provide features one dedicated IP address and if you add an Internet hosting CP to it, we'll supply you with a second one at no additional cost, so that you can use it the way you see fit. If you want to use more IPs, you will be able to order them with only two mouse clicks whenever you want, since you will discover this kind of an option both on our order page and inside your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses will be available the minute the virtual server is prepared, while in the second - a few minutes after you buy them. You can renew the IPs along with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you need. They can prove useful not simply for your own Internet sites, but also for the sites of any customers which you may have if you're using the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business. There's no limit on how frequently you can order additional IPs or on the number of of them you can use with your machine at any given time.