If you host a website on a server, it employs the server's shared IP - a special number which is used to identify a device connected to the Internet. The website name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Because there are far more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for a variety of websites even in case they are owned by several users. While this doesn't affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a given site, providing it higher rankings 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 information that your website visitors enter, you should have an IP alongside the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting

If you use any of our shared web hosting packages, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP address to your account without difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have chosen for the account throughout the signup process, so it's possible to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce site, for instance, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can adjust each domain or subdomain separately through the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL through our company, you are able to use our auto-configuration instrument, which will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you wish to use them.

Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers

With only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to add one or multiple dedicated IP addresses to your semi-dedicated server and assign them to your sites. The Hosted Domains section of Hepsia will allow you to see the available IP addresses and to keep track of the ones that are in use with ease. Provided you would like to get a new IP for an SSL certificate, you are able to use the auto-configuration function, that's available in our SSL order wizard. When you enable this option, you won't need to do anything after you submit your order as our system will request a dedicated IP address, assign it to the domain or subdomain involved, then install the SSL certificate - all of this automatically and without any action on your end. This way, you'll be able to shield the info that visitors post on your website even if you do not have any previous experience with this type of matters.