An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used just by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for many different uses. If you have an electronic store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment info which your customers submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one that you already have on the server. You could also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a given website, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you could request them anytime from your billing area and we shall assign them to the web server a few minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your hosting server the minute it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may decide how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, since you can choose the number of IPs that you will renew on a monthly basis with your web server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but for any website or app which your customers may have - if you have acquired the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.