When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that's used to identify every device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the website 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. Since there are far more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for a variety of websites even if they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a site, giving it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you wish to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors enter, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Web Hosting
If you use some of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account in no time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've selected for the account during the registration process, therefore you'll be able to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for instance, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can edit each domain or subdomain independently through the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL from our company, you are able to use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the site where you wish to use them.