When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that is used to detect any kind of device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there're a lot more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for a number of sites even in case they belong to separate users. While this doesn't affect your 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 essential for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so if you want to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors type in, you need an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is supplied with our semi-dedicated server packages, will make it really easy to purchase a dedicated IP and use it for each site that you have in your account no matter if it is under a domain or a subdomain. With only a couple of clicks you're able to order the IP and as soon as our system assigns it, you'll be able to set it for one or multiple sites via the Hosted Domains part of the Control Panel. In the same place you'll also be able to view what IP is used by each and every domain or subdomain, an index of the dedicated IP addresses as well as if and what website they are assigned to? Provided the IP you need is for an SSL certificate, you can take advantage of our useful SSL wizard which will make the whole process very easy since it will request and assign an IP to the desired domain/subdomain and then set up the SSL without the need of any action on your side apart from placing the order.