Dedicated IP Web Hosting
Dedicated IP Hosting
If you have advanced web hosting needs, a dedicated IP is a good addition to consider. A dedicated IP means that your web hosting account will have a unique address that is not shared with any other accounts.
Do I Need a Dedicated IP Address?
Most shared hosting accounts don't need a dedicated IP, but you must have one if you plan to use an SSL certificate. Otherwise, possible needs for a dedicated IP might include:
- Accesing your site directly via its IP address before or during DNS changes
- Ability to access your site during a DNS outage
- Some search engine experts recommend using a dedicated IP address
The situations that would cause DNS outages are extremely unlikely and rare, but a dedicated IP can give you a certain technical edge that some webmasters prefer.