If you host a site on a server, it employs the server's shared IP - an exclusive number which is used to identify any kind of device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there're many more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for many different sites even in case they are owned by several users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly enhance the loading speed of a website, providing it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to protect the payment or login data that your website visitors submit, you need an IP alongside the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

Using a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, you're able to obtain a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a couple of clicks wherever your account is - in the US, the UK or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains section of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they are assigned to. When you would like to use an SSL certificate to secure the information of your site visitors and you obtain it from us, our system can assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you can still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a discussion board where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for instance.

Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy a semi-dedicated server account from us, you have the opportunity to acquire as many dedicated IPs as you like depending on your needs. It will take a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel to acquire your new IP plus a few more to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The process is very easy and your website will start loading from the new IP address in minutes. Hepsia will enable you to see all IP addresses which you will be able to use, both shared and dedicated, and which of the latter are available or taken. Provided you'd like to use an SSL certificate on any of your websites and you want a dedicated IP for it, you may take advantage of our SSL order wizard, that can assign a new IP and set up the certificate once you upload your order, so you will not need to customize anything in your semi-dedicated hosting account by yourself.