When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a special number that's used to detect every device connected to the Net. The website name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Considering that there are far more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for many different websites even in case they belong to separate users. Even though this doesn't affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular website, granting it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you plan to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors enter, you'll need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account without any difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have selected for your account during the sign-up process, thus 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 and every domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you'd like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL from our company, you can use the auto-configuration instrument, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you wish to use them.

Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll get the option to get as many dedicated IP addresses as you'd like depending on the needs you have. It takes just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to purchase your new IP and several more so as to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The entire process is very easy and your site will start opening from your new IP address in no time. Hepsia will enable you to see all of the IP addresses that you're able to use, both shared & dedicated, and which of the latter are free or taken. Provided you would like to use an SSL certificate on any of your sites and you need a dedicated IP for it, you may take full advantage of our SSL order wizard, that can assign a new IP and install the certificate once you submit your order, so you won't need to modify anything in your semi-dedicated website hosting account manually.

Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS server from us, you'll have a dedicated IP address by default and an additional one if you get a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You can use the IPs for any sort of purpose - a website, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you are able to use to point to your VPS any domain name which you wish to host. You can also add more dedicated IP addresses to the VPS account every time you need them. This can be done via the billing Control Panel that you'll receive in order to take care of renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it will take only a couple of clicks. After you submit your order, the added IP addresses will be available, so you are able to use them the way you like.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers

All the dedicated servers that we supply include three dedicated IP addresses as standard and for free. You are able to use them for any purpose according to the content that you've got on your server - an online game server or a Voice-Over-IP app, an SSL certificate for a site that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your customers may use to direct domains to their website hosting accounts, and many more. You will also be able to get additional dedicated IPs through the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel in case you need more than the ones which come with the plan. You will be able to obtain the IPs in groups of three and they will be added to your dedicated server shortly after you send your order, which means that you can use them with no delays.