If you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - an exclusive number which is used to detect a device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there're far more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for a variety of websites even in case they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect your site performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a particular website, granting it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors type in, you should have an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you will be able to add a dedicated IP to your account without difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have selected for the account during the signup process, so you can use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce website, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can modify each domain or subdomain individually through the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL through our company, you'll be able to use the auto-configuration instrument, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you wish to use them.