When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a unique number which is used to identify every device connected to the Web. The website name which you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there're many more sites than IPs, shared hosting servers use a single IP for multiple sites even if they belong to different users. Even though this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a site, granting it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you plan to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors type in, you'll need an IP alongside the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Web Hosting
We offer dedicated IPs with all our Linux cloud web hosting packages irrespective of the data center location and you will be able to buy one or several IPs through your Hepsia Control Panel. A fresh section will appear as part of your account and you're able to request, delete or view your IPs with a couple of clicks. You are able to choose how many domains or subdomains will use a particular IP as you can assign one with a couple of clicks to any hostname. To give an example, www.domain.com can be your main site, which uses a server's shared IP, while shop.domain.com can be a subdomain where you offer services or goods on the web and it might have a dedicated IP address in addition to an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP which a site uses via the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You may also set some of your sites to use the same dedicated IP provided that there is no SSL installed for it.