When you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a unique number which is used to identify every device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Since there are many more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for several websites even in case they belong to different users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a certain site, granting it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so if you would like to protect the payment or login details that your site visitors type in, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting
We supply dedicated IP addresses with all of our Linux web hosting irrespective of the data center location and you'll be able to purchase one or several IPs through your Hepsia Control Panel. A new section will appear inside your account and you'll be able to request, view or delete your IPs with several clicks. You are able to select what number of domains or subdomains will use a certain IP as you can assign one with a few clicks to every hostname. For example, www.domain.com can be the main site, which uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be a subdomain where you offer goods or services on the internet and it can have a dedicated IP address together with an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP which a domain uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You may also set a couple of of your websites to use a single dedicated IP provided that there is no SSL installed for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that is supplied with all of our semi-dedicated server packages, will make it really easy to buy a dedicated IP and use it for any site that you have in the account regardless if it is under a domain or a subdomain. With just a few clicks you can order the IP and when our system assigns it, you can set it for one or several sites through the Hosted Domains part of the Control Panel. In the same location you can also view what IP is used by each domain or subdomain, an index of the dedicated IP addresses as well as if and what site they are assigned to? Provided the IP you will need is for an SSL certificate, you can take full advantage of our helpful SSL wizard which will make the entire process very simple as it'll request and assign an IP to the desired domain/subdomain and after that install the SSL without the need of any action on your side apart from placing your order.