An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed exclusively by your sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for many different uses. Provided you have an Internet store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which should be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You could also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a particular site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you could request them anytime from your billing area and we shall assign them to the web server a couple of minutes later. You can also get more IPs during the signup process and they will be available on your server the moment it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you could choose how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, as you can choose the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any website or application your clients may have - if you have purchased the hosting server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.