If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - an exclusive number that is used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Web. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. As there're a lot more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for multiple sites even if they are owned by several users. Even though this doesn't affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a given website, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to protect the payment or login information that your website visitors enter, you need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your websites on our state-of-the-art cloud platform and you have a shared web hosting plan, you are able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a few clicks. The aforementioned option is available in all the data center facilities where we provide services - Chicago (US), London (UK) and Sydney (AU), so whatever your choice throughout the registration process, you'll be able to obtain a dedicated IP for your websites. You will be able to add or 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 purchase will be used for an SSL certificate, you can enable the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard and then our system will request & assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our adaptable platform will allow you to use a dedicated IP address for multiple sites as well if it is not in use by an SSL.