If you host a website on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - a unique number that is used to detect a device connected to the Web. The website name which you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're a lot more sites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even in case they are owned by separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a certain site, giving it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you would like to protect the payment or login data that your website visitors enter, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites on our reliable cloud platform and you have a shared hosting package, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a couple of clicks. The aforementioned option is available in all the data center facilities where we offer services - Chicago (US), London (UK) and Sydney (AU), so regardless of your choice throughout the registration process, you will be able to obtain a dedicated IP address for your websites. You can add / remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. In case any of the IPs that you obtain will be used for an SSL certificate, you can activate the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard then our system will request and assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our flexible platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP address for a variety of websites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.