If you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - a unique number that is used to detect any kind of device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Because there are many more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for several websites even in case they belong to several users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a website, giving it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you wish to protect the payment or login info that your website visitors enter, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting

With a website hosting account on our cloud platform, you'll be able to acquire a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks regardless of where your account is - in the United States, Britain or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains area of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they're assigned to. When you would like to use an SSL certificate so as to secure the information of your site 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 can still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP - a community forum where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for example.