If you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that's used to detect a device connected to the Internet. The website name which you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Because there're many more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for several websites even in case they belong to separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a particular website, giving it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you wish to protect the payment or login details that your site visitors submit, you'll need an IP along with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Website Hosting

If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account without any difficulty and assign it to a domain or subdomain with no more than a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've chosen for the account throughout the sign-up process, which means that it's possible to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. This way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for instance, while 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 area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from us, you will be able to use the auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you would like to use them.