All devices on the Internet are recognized by a specific number called an IP address, for instance 123.123.123.123. When you have a site, the domain name that you type in order to access it is to save you time, but the server where your website files are still has an IP address. Since there are far more websites and devices than there are IP addresses, all shared website hosting servers have a number of websites under the very same IP, whereas when you use a dedicated server you will have a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you're able to get a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you may enjoy better search engine rankings because a dedicated IP often means a faster loading website. Also, you need such an IP when you intend to purchase an SSL certificate for your website and protect the data that visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting
When you use a website hosting account on our cloud platform, you'll be able to purchase a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks wherever your account is - in the United States, Great Britain or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains area of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they're allotted to. When you wish to use an SSL certificate in order to secure the information of your site visitors and you acquire it through us, our system can assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you won't have to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a discussion forum where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for instance.