Dedicated IP Addresses
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
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.
Why You need a Dedicated IP?
- 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. (Our SSL certificates include a Dedicated IP, so you do not need to
purchase a Dedicated IP credit separately if you are adding a certificate to
your site on your shared hosting account.)