If you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a special number which is used to detect any kind of device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there're a lot more websites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for multiple sites even in case they are owned by several users. While this doesn't affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a certain website, providing it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors submit, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
If you use any of our shared hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to a domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have selected for the account throughout the sign-up process, thus you can take advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce website, for instance, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can edit each and every domain or subdomain individually from the Hosted Domains section of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you'd like a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL through our company, you're able to use our auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you'd like to use them.