An IP address is a unique number which identifies an Internet site or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used solely by your websites and won't be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for many different purposes. In case you have an online store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information which your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You may also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better efficiency for a certain site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
If you choose one of the VPS servers plans we supply, you shall get one dedicated IP address, and with any hosting server that's ordered with a CP, we provide a second one free of charge. If you'd like to use additional IPs, you could add them to your plan with just several mouse clicks at any time. If you need them right away, for example, you can add them to your order and they will be assigned to your VPS as soon as it's set up. In case you need them later, you may add them through your billing CP and they will be available within a few minutes. You'll be able to assign them to personal sites with several clicks or to any of your customers - if you are using the virtual server to start out your own web hosting company. You could take full advantage of this upgrade as often as you like and you can renew the additional IP addresses with your plan for so long as needed.