All devices on the Web are identified by a specific number called an IP address, such as 123.123.123.123. When you have a website, the domain name that you enter to be able to access it is to save you time, yet the server where the site files are still has an IP. Considering that there're far more sites and devices than there're IP addresses, all of the shared website hosting servers have a number of websites under the very same IP, while with a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP as well. Even in the first case though, you can get a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you will get improved search engine rankings because a dedicated IP often means a faster loading website. In addition, you need such an IP if you plan to obtain an SSL certificate for your website and protect the data that visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting
If you use some of our cloud hosting plans, you will 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 no matter which data center you have picked for the account during the signup process, therefore you can take advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. This way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce site, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP because you can adjust each and every domain or subdomain independently through the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL through our company, you can use our auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the site where you wish to use them.