If you host a website on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - a unique number that is used to identify every device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there are far more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for many different sites even in case they belong to several users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a certain site, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you plan to protect the payment or login details that your website visitors submit, you need an IP alongside the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting

We provide dedicated IP addresses with all of our shared web hosting irrespective of the data center location and you can buy one or several IPs through your Hepsia Control Panel. A fresh section will appear as part of your account and you are able to request, delete or view your IPs with a few clicks. You are able to decide how many domains or subdomains will use a given IP since you can assign one with a few clicks to any hostname. To give an example, www.domain.com can be the main site, that uses a server's shared IP, while shop.domain.com can be your subdomain where you offer services or goods on the web and it might have a dedicated IP combined with an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP which a website uses from the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You may also set a few of your sites to use one and the same dedicated IP provided that there's no SSL set up for it.