When you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP - an exclusive number that is used to detect every device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Because there are many more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for multiple websites even in case they belong to several users. While this does not affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly improve the loading speed of a particular site, giving it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so when you want to protect the payment or login information that your website visitors enter, you should have an IP along with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting

When you use a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform, you are able to buy a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a couple of clicks no matter where your account is - in the USA, the United Kingdom or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains area of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they are allotted to. In case you want to use an SSL certificate so as to secure the info of your visitors and you acquire it through us, our system can assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you will not be required to anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a community forum where users can share their opinion about your services, for example.