A dedicated IP address means that you shall have a distinctive numeric identifier on the Internet and that it won't be shared with other's sites or apps as it happens with a shared web hosting account. There are various uses for a dedicated IP - for example, when an SSL certificate is required if you have a web-based store and you would like to accept online payments or if you have a login form and you would like the data which users submit to be encrypted. A dedicated IP address can also be used for other applications, like a VoIP server, for example. Additionally, it shall provide more credibility and security to your websites, given that a network flood to a shared IP won't have any effect on your dedicated IP. In the event that you host your sites with us and you have your own web server, you shall be able to get one or several dedicated IP addresses with just a couple of clicks and to use them in case you cannot use the IP provided with the server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need more IPs, you may request them anytime through your billing area and we'll assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your server the minute it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you can choose how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you will be able to select the number of IPs which you will renew on a monthly basis with your web server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any website or app which your clients may have - if you have purchased the web server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.