An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used just by your websites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for many different uses. Provided you have a web-based store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment info which your customers submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the server. You might also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a given site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Every dedicated server that we offer includes three dedicated IP addresses supplied totally free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also provide you with the chance to add more IPs to your hosting server both when you sign up and at a later time through your billing Control Panel, so you can order the IPs whenever you require them without a limitation on the amount or on how often you get them. They could be purchased in groups of 3 and shall be assigned to your web server right away. You could renew them with the hosting plan and you'll be able to decide if you will renew all of them, or a smaller number - in the event that you no longer need the rest. Any dedicated IP address assigned to your hosting server could be used for any purpose: for a personal site, for a software server, or for a hosting customer - in the event that you've decided to launch your own Internet hosting business and you're reselling accounts to other people.