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A Dedicated Hosting IP gives your hosting account and website a dedicated unique IP address, one that’s not shared by any other accounts or website across the globe. 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.
A dedicated IP (Internet Protocol) is a unique Internet address dedicated exclusively to a single hosting account. Normally, several hosting accounts reside on a single server and share that server’s IP address. Dedicated IP addresses are usually used for large SSL-encrypted secure websites and particularly large and/or traffic-heavy sites. Most shared hosting users have no particular need for a dedicated IP address
Why would You need a Dedicated IP Address?
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. (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.)
Since the majority of sites on the Web are hosted via shared IP, most Iwebslog hosting customers don’t need a Dedicated Hosting IP. However, you might consider paying the small additional cost for Dedicated Hosting IP if:
- You want to access your accounts by FTP as well as the Web when the domain name is otherwise inaccessible, such as domain name propagation periods.
- You want your site to be backwards-compatible with older browsers.
- You want to create a corporate intranet for your employees in your Company.
- You need to implement a SSL Solution for Payment Processing and Secure your Customer’s Data and secure payment transactions.
- We provide white listed IP Address for all your Website Hosting needs.
Benefits of Dedicated IP
Dedicated IP addresses are dedicated to your website and are considered to be very secure as compared to shared IP addresses. On web, thousands of websites are being hosted on shared Hosting plan and hence share a same IP address. In other words a single IP address is being designated for thousand of domains or websites, so if any one website or domain user abuse the system by spamming or phishing then whole web world marks this IP address as blacklisted, this in turns blacklist or harm your genuine website. Therefore, it become crucial for business to get an dedicated IP address for their website.
A dedicated IP address helps your domain in maintaining your reputation whereas in a shared environment it can get impacted by other domains. Some Search Engine experts also believe that a website hosted on a static IP or a Dedicated IP address can boost your search engine rankings as it gives it a genuine look over others. They believe that search engines algorithms like unique IP addresses because your domain name isn’t associated with or connected to other spammy domain names.
We do not see any downside of having a dedicated IP address. Generally, having a shared IP address will not cause you any harm. However, there are a few cases when a static IP is required or simply an advantage…
- Less downtime – Each time your IP address refreshes you run the risk of downtime from the server. While this is usually only for a very short time, it can wreak havoc on your gaming. Having a static address eliminates this risk.
- Having your own Private SSL Certificate – Secure e-commerce websites need SSL certificates for accepting credit cards online. Web hosts usually offer a shared SSL certificate where clients can share the Web host’s SSL.
- Anonymous FTP – It means that anyone using the FTP software can access files in a special directory of your site. It’s called Anonymous FTP because the user name used to access is “anonymous.” Many Web hosting providers require a static IP for the anonymous FTP function to work properly.
- You want to access your website by FTP or Web browser even when the domain name is inaccessible, such as domain name propagation periods.
- Remote access – With a static IP address you can access your PC no matter where you are in the world. Using programs such as Remote Administrator and PC Anywhere you can log into your work or home PC no matter where you are. Although you can set the connection up regardless of what type of IP address you have, you need a fixed address to maintain it otherwise the program will no longer be able to find your computer when your PC refreshes its dynamic address.
- Running an FTP server – File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an efficient and reliable way to transfer data from one computer to another. Again, specific software must be installed in order for you to set up an FTP site, but this is easy to do and free software is available. You might want to use an FTP site to share files, such as pictures, with your friends, or you might use it to enhance your organisation. Either way, once you’ve set up the site, clients, partners or friends just need to log in to access, edit or upload files.