If you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - an exclusive number that's used to detect any kind of device connected to the Web. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there are many more sites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even in case they are owned by several users. While this doesn't affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a given website, granting it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you wish to protect the payment or login info that your website visitors submit, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP address to your account with ease and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have chosen for your account throughout the signup process, which means that you're able to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for instance, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can edit each domain or subdomain individually through the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL through us, you'll be able to use the auto-configuration instrument, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you'd like to use them.