All devices on the Internet are identified by a unique number called an IP address, for instance 123.123.123.123. When you have a website, the domain name that you enter to open it is for your convenience, however the server where your website files are still has an IP. As there are far more websites and devices than there're IPs, all the shared website hosting servers have a number of sites under an identical IP, whereas when you use a dedicated server you'll get a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you will be able to get a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One benefit would be that you will enjoy superior search engine rankings since a dedicated IP generally means a faster loading website. In addition, you need such an IP if you want to get an SSL certificate for your site and secure the data that your visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
In case you host your websites on our advanced cloud platform and you have a shared hosting plan, you will be able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a few clicks. This option is accessible in all data centers where we provide services - Chicago (US), London (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice throughout the registration process, you can get a dedicated IP address for your websites. You will be able to add / remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. If any of the IPs that you buy will be used for an SSL certificate, you may enable the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard and our system will request & assign the IP before it sets up the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will allow you to use a dedicated IP for multiple websites as well if it is not in use by an SSL.