Build Your Business on its Own Unique Dedicated IP Address
A Dedicated Hosting IP gives your hosting account and website a unique IP address, one that’s not shared by any other accounts on the same server. So if you need direct access to your site, even when your DNS records are being propagated, or are planning to add an SSL Certificate, a Dedicated Hosting IP may be for you.
Only $2 Per Month Per Dedicated IP Address
What is a Dedicated IP?
If you don’t have a Dedicated IP (Internet Protocol) address, your hosting account shares its server’s IP address with other hosting accounts. In most cases, that’s all right. But, you might need the unique address that a Dedicated IP – also known as a static IP – provides if you have a large dedicated hosting website with SSL encryption or heavy traffic.
Why would I need a Dedicated IP?
There are many reasons for needing a Dedicated IP address. For example:
- Direct Access – With a Unique IP address, you can view your website using a hosting IP address, or you can have direct access to your website’s files using FTP or a Web browser.
- Updating DNS – When you update your domain name’s DNS, your site becomes inaccessible for 24-48 hours. This can cause major issues for you if you need to FTP or preview any changes. With a unique address (Dedicated IP), you can upload content and preview your website with no problems! All you need to do is type your Dedicated IP address into your browser and your site will come up.
- SSL Certificates – SSL certificates require a Dedicated IP address. A website that requests personal or payment information should have SSL protection, but SSLs require a static IP (Dedicated IP) to work. With a Dedicated IP, you are able to set up an SSL that redirects your visitors through an encrypted hosting connection.
What are the advantages of a Dedicated IP?
Dedicated IP addresses are very exclusive and secure, while shared IP addresses are not. Most domain names share their IP addresses with hundreds of domain names. Therefore, if one domain name causes issues, all of the domain names can be impacted.
Some search engines or ISPs will penalize an IP address if one of its domain names sends spam email. With a Dedicated IP, you can avoid the disadvantages that come with sharing your IP address with other users.
Online experts believe that a static IP or Dedicated IP address can boost search engine ranking results. Search engines like unique addresses because your domain name isn’t associated with or connected to other domain names.