When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a special number that is used to detect any device connected to the Net. The website name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Considering that there are many more sites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use the very same IP for many different websites even in case they are owned by several users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a site, giving it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to protect the payment or login information that your site visitors type in, you will need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, you can get a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a few clicks wherever your account is - in the US, Britain or Australia. This can be done through the Hosted Domains part of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they are assigned to. In case you would like to use an SSL certificate so as to secure the info of your site visitors and you get it from our company, our system can assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a discussion forum where users can share their opinion about your services, for example.