Dedicated IP Address

What Is An IP Address?

IP stands for “Internet Protocol” so an IP Address is a unique address that computers use for finding one another.  Every device that connects to the internet, like a personal computer, tablet or smartphone has its own unique IP Address.  

The format of an IP address is four numbers separated by periods.  Each number can be from 0 to 255.

IP addresses can be static or dynamic.  A static IP never changes.  A dynamic IP is temporary.

 

shared ip dedicated ipWhat Is The Difference Between A Shared IP Address And A Dedicated IP Address?

Every domain name or URL (Universal Resource Locator) must have an IP Address associated with it.

A Shared IP Address can have many, many websites using the same IP Address. 

A Dedicated IP Address is devoted to just one website.

 

What Are The Advantages Of Having A Dedicated IP Address?

1. A Dedicated IP Address, combined with an SSL Certificate offer the business credibility.  Customers will feel safer making transactions on a site that offers this extra security.

2. E-Commerce websites require Dedicated IP’s and SSL Certificates.  You cannot process payments without having both.

3. With the advent of SNI Technology, some users on old browsers may show visitors a message indicating that a website using a shared IP Address may be using an untrusted connection.  A Dedicated IP Address avoids any chance of this happening.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

A Dedicated IP Address costs $15/mo.

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