When you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - a unique number which is used to detect a device connected to the Web. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP of the server. Considering that there're far more websites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for many different websites even in case they are owned by several users. Even though this doesn't affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a given website, giving it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you would like to protect the payment or login details that your website visitors type in, you will need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
Using a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, you'll be able to get a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a few clicks no matter where your account is - in the US, Britain or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains part of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they're assigned to. In case you wish to use an SSL certificate so as to protect the information of your site visitors and you acquire it through our company, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you may still have a site in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP - a discussion forum where users can share their opinion about your services, for instance.