When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a special number that is used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Net. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there are far more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for a number of websites even if they are owned by different users. Even though this doesn't affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a particular site, providing it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so when you wish to secure the payment or login details that your website visitors type in, you'll need an IP alongside the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Website Hosting
If you use any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account without any difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you've chosen 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. This way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce website, for example, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP because you can edit each domain or subdomain independently from the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need 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 site where you want to use them.