All devices on the Internet are identified by a unique number called an IP address, such as When you have a site, the domain that you enter to access it is for your convenience, however the server where the website files are still has an IP. Since there are a lot more websites and devices than there are IP addresses, all the shared website hosting servers have a number of sites under an identical IP, while with a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you're able to obtain a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One benefit would be that you'll have better search engine rankings since a dedicated IP usually means a faster loading website. Last but not least, you need such an IP when you plan to get an SSL certificate for your site and protect the information that your visitors submit on it.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites on our advanced cloud platform and you have a shared hosting package, you are able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a few clicks. This option is accessible in all data center facilities where we provide services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice during the registration process, you'll be able to acquire a dedicated IP for your websites. You will be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. In case any of the IPs that you acquire will be used for an SSL certificate, you could activate the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard and then our system will request and assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our adaptable platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP address for multiple sites as well if it is not in use by an SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers

Since you are able to run more or less anything on a dedicated server, all of our packages feature three dedicated IP addresses included as standard. If you would like to launch some server software or to install an SSL certificate for a website that you host on the machine, you will be able to use the IPs which we provide you with absolutely free. You can also register child name servers with one or two of the IPs for any website name that you've registered through our company or any place else and use them to direct other domains to the dedicated server. If you run a hosting company, for example, the aforementioned option will contribute to your credibility as an independent provider. When you need more IP addresses than the three the packages come with, you're able to buy additional ones in increments of 3 either throughout the registration process or from your billing Control Panel at any time.