If you host a site on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - a special number which is used to detect any kind of device connected to the Web. The domain name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the website 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 website hosting servers use the same IP for many different websites even in case they are owned by different users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a certain website, granting it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you want to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors enter, you need an IP alongside the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting

If you use any of our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to add a dedicated IP to your account in no time 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 the account throughout the sign-up process, therefore it's possible 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 adjust each and every domain or subdomain separately through the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from us, you'll be able to use the auto-configuration instrument, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you wish to use them.