If you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - a unique number which is used to detect every device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their 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 several sites even in case they belong to several users. While this does not affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a website, providing it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you would like to protect the payment or login information that your website visitors submit, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting

Using a website hosting account on our cloud platform, you will be able to acquire a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks regardless of where your account is - in the US, Great Britain or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains section of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they are assigned to. When you want to use an SSL certificate to protect the information of your visitors and you get it through us, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you won't have to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a community forum where users can share their opinion about your services, for instance.