When you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that's used to detect any kind of device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Considering that there're many more sites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use the same IP for a variety of sites even in case they belong to separate users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a given site, granting it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you wish to protect the payment or login details that your site visitors type in, you will need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting
If you use any of our shared website hosting plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account without any difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have selected for the account throughout the registration process, so you are able to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can modify each and every domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from our company, you are able to use the auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you'd like to use them.