If you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - a special number that is used to distinguish any device connected to the Internet. The domain name that you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there are far more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for many different websites even if they belong to different users. Even though this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a particular site, granting it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to secure the payment or login data that your website visitors submit, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Hosting
When you use any of our hosting packages, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to a domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've selected for your account during the signup process, so you'll be able to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. This way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for example, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can modify each domain or subdomain separately 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 from us, you can use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you want to use them.