If you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number which is used to identify a device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Since there're far more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for many different websites even in case they are owned by several users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a given website, providing it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so if you plan to protect the payment or login data that your website visitors type in, you'll need an IP along with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Web Hosting

We offer dedicated IP addresses with all of our Linux cloud web hosting packages whatever the data center location and you can acquire one or several IPs through your Hepsia Control Panel. A fresh section will appear as part of your account and you're able to request, delete or view your IPs with several clicks. You can choose what number of websites or subdomains will use a particular IP as you can assign one with a couple of clicks to every hostname. For example, www.domain.com can be your main website, which uses a server's shared IP, whereas shop.domain.com can be the subdomain where you offer services or goods on the internet and it could have a dedicated IP address in addition to an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP which a website uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You can also set some of your sites to use the same dedicated IP provided that there's no SSL installed for it.