If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a special number that's used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Net. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there're far more websites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use a single IP for a variety of websites even in case they belong to several users. Even though this doesn't affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a particular site, giving it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors submit, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
If you use some of our shared web hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to a domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have selected for the account during the signup process, therefore you're 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 e-commerce site, for example, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP since you can edit each domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you would like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from us, you are able to use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the website where you'd like to use them.