If you host a website on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - a unique number that is used to distinguish a device connected to the Net. The website name that 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. Because there're many more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for many different sites even in case they belong to several users. Even though this doesn't affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a given site, giving it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you plan to protect the payment or login information that your website visitors submit, you will need an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting
We offer dedicated IP addresses with all of our Linux cloud hosting irrespective of the data center location and you can obtain one or several IPs via your Hepsia Control Panel. A new section will show up in your account and you're able to request, delete or view your IPs with several clicks. You can decide what number of sites or subdomains will use a given IP since you can assign one with a few clicks to any hostname. To give an example, www.domain.com can be the main site, that uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be your subdomain where you offer services or goods on the web and it could have a dedicated IP address combined with an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP that a domain uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You may also set a few of your websites to use one and the same dedicated IP as long as there's no SSL set up for it.