When you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that's used to identify a device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. As there're far more websites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for several websites even in case they are owned by different users. Even though this doesn't affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a particular site, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so when you plan to secure the payment or login info that your website visitors submit, you need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Web Hosting
We provide dedicated IP addresses with all of our cloud web hosting whatever the data center location and you are able to obtain one or several IPs from your Hepsia Control Panel. An additional section will show up as part of your account and you are able to request, view or delete your IPs with a couple of clicks. You will be able to select what number of websites or subdomains will use a particular IP since you can assign one with a couple of clicks to every hostname. For example, www.domain.com can be your main website, that uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be a subdomain where you offer goods or services online and it can have a dedicated IP combined with an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP which a website uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You can also set a couple of of your websites to use the same dedicated IP given that there's no SSL installed for it.