When you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - a unique number that's used to distinguish a device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there are many more websites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for a variety of sites even if they belong to different users. While this doesn't affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a given website, providing it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors submit, you need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting

When you use some of our cloud hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account in no time and assign it to a domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have selected for your account throughout the sign-up process, which means that you'll be able to take advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. 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 as you can edit each domain or subdomain independently through the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL through us, you're able to use our auto-configuration instrument, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you'd like to use them.