If you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - a unique number which is used to detect any device connected to the Web. The domain name which you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Considering that there are far more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for a number of websites even in case they belong to different users. While this doesn't affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular site, providing it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so if you plan to secure the payment or login info that your site visitors submit, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting

When you use a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, you can obtain a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a couple of clicks wherever your account is - in the US, Great Britain or Australia. This is done through 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 websites they are assigned to. When you would like to use an SSL certificate so as to protect the information of your website visitors and you acquire it through our company, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP address - a message board where users can share their opinion about your services, for example.

Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel, you can add one or multiple dedicated IP addresses to your semi-dedicated hosting package and assign them to your sites. The Hosted Domains part of Hepsia will help you view the available IPs and to keep track of those that are in use in no time. Provided you want to obtain a new IP for an SSL certificate, you'll be able to use the auto-configuration function, which is available in our SSL order wizard. When you activate this feature, you won't need to do anything after you post your order as our system will request a dedicated IP address, assign it to the domain or subdomain involved, and then add the SSL certificate - all of this automatically and without any action on your end. That way, you will be able to secure the details that visitors submit on your website even if you do not have any previous experience with this type of matters.