When you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a special number that is used to detect a device connected to the Web. The domain name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there are many more sites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for a number of sites even in case they are owned by different users. While this doesn't affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a particular website, granting it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors type in, you should have an IP along with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting

When you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you've picked for your account during the signup process, which means that you're able to take advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce site, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can adjust each domain or subdomain separately through the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL through us, you are able to use our auto-configuration instrument, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you'd like to use them.