If you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a unique number which is used to detect any kind of device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name that you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP of the server. Because there're many more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for a number of sites even in case they belong to several users. Even though this doesn't affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a given website, granting it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors submit, you should have an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting

If you use some of our cloud hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to a domain or subdomain with no more than a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've chosen for the account throughout the registration process, which means that you will be able to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce website, for instance, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can adjust each domain or subdomain independently from the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you'd like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL through us, you are able to use our auto-configuration instrument, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you wish to use them.