When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that's used to detect a device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there're far more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for multiple sites even if they are owned by different users. Even though this does not affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a given site, granting it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you want to secure the payment or login data that your website visitors submit, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting
If you use some of our website hosting plans, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account in no time and assign it to a domain or subdomain with no more than a few clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have picked for your account throughout the registration process, therefore you are able to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. This way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce site, for instance, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can modify each domain or subdomain individually from the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL through our company, you will be able to use the auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you want to use them.