If you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - a unique number which is used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Net. The domain name that you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. As there are many more websites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use the same IP for many different sites even if they are owned by separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly enhance the loading speed of a given site, providing it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to secure the payment or login information that your website visitors type in, you should have an IP alongside the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Web Hosting
If you use some of our cloud web hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP address to your account in no time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have picked for your account during the signup process, therefore it is possible 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 individually through the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL through us, you'll be able to use our auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you would like to use them.