When you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - a unique number which is used to distinguish a device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there are a lot more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for a variety of sites even if they are owned by different users. While this doesn't affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a website, granting it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you want to protect the payment or login details that your site visitors type in, you'll need an IP along with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Hosting

When you use a hosting account on our cloud platform, you're able to acquire a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a few clicks wherever your account is - in the United States, the UK or Australia. This is done through the Hosted Domains section of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they are allotted to. When you wish to use an SSL certificate to protect the information of your visitors and you acquire it from our company, our system can assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a message board where users can share opinions about your services, for instance.