If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - an exclusive number that is used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Internet. The domain name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there are many more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for several websites even if they belong to several users. Even though this does not affect your site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular site, giving it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you plan to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors enter, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
When you use a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, you're able to buy a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with several clicks no matter where your account is - in the USA, Great Britain or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains area of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they are assigned to. If you wish to use an SSL certificate in order to secure the information of your visitors and you acquire it from us, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP - a discussion board where users can share opinions about your services, for example.