All devices on the Internet are recognized by a special number called an IP address, for example 123.123.123.123. When you have a website, the domain name that you enter to open it is to save you time, but the server where your website files are still has an IP address. Due to the fact that there are a lot more websites and devices than there're IPs, all of the shared hosting servers have a number of websites under an identical IP, whereas using a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP as well. Even in the first case though, you are able to acquire a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you may get better search engine rankings because a dedicated IP often means a faster loading site. What is more, you need such an IP if you want to get an SSL certificate for your site and secure the info that your visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting
Using a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, you can get a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks no matter where your account is - in the US, the United Kingdom or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains part of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they're assigned to. When you wish to use an SSL certificate in order to protect the information of your visitors and you obtain it from our company, our system can assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not be required to anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP - a message board where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for instance.