All devices on the Web are identified by a specific number called an IP address, for instance 123.123.123.123. In case you have a website, the domain name that you enter to access it is for your convenience, however the server where your website files are still has an IP. Since there're a lot more websites and devices than there're IPs, all shared website hosting servers have a number of sites under the very same IP, while with a dedicated server you'll be given a dedicated IP as well. Even in the first case though, you will be able to acquire a dedicated IP for your sites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you will get better search engine rankings as a dedicated IP often means a quicker loading website. What is more, you need such an IP when you would like to get an SSL certificate for your website and shield the information that your visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting
If you use any of our shared website hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP address 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 picked for the account throughout the sign-up process, therefore it is possible to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for instance, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can edit each and every domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from us, you'll be able to use our auto-configuration tool, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you wish to use them.