If you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a unique number that's used to distinguish a device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Because there are a lot more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the very same IP for many different sites even in case they belong to different users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a website, giving it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to secure the payment or login information that your website visitors type in, you will need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform, you are able to purchase a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks wherever your account is - in the USA, the UK or Australia. This is done through the Hosted Domains part of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they're assigned to. If you want to use an SSL certificate in order to secure the info of your website visitors and you obtain it from us, our system will assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you can still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP - a discussion board where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for instance.