If you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a unique number that is used to identify any device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there're a lot more sites than IPs, shared hosting servers use the very same IP for multiple websites even if they are owned by several users. While this does not affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a website, providing it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you want to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors submit, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

If you use some of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to add a dedicated IP address to your account in no time and assign it to a domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have chosen for the account during the signup process, therefore it is possible to take advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce website, for instance, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can adjust each and every domain or subdomain independently through the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you obtain the SSL from our company, you can use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you would like to use them.