All devices on the Internet are identified by a special number called an IP address, for instance 123.123.123.123. If you have a site, the domain that you type in order to open it is for your convenience, however the server where the site files are still has an IP address. Considering that 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 with a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you are able to obtain a dedicated IP for your sites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you may have far better search engine rankings because a dedicated IP often means a faster loading site. What is more, you need such an IP if you would like to obtain an SSL certificate for your website and secure the data that your visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
In case you host your websites on our reliable cloud platform and you have a shared hosting package, you will be able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a couple of clicks. This option is available in all data centers where we offer services - Chicago (US), London (UK) and Sydney (AU), so regardless of your choice throughout the registration process, you're able to obtain a dedicated IP address for your sites. You can add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. In case any of the IPs that you acquire will be used for an SSL certificate, you can activate the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard then our system will request & assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our flexible platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP for a number of websites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.