Definition of Dedicaded IP Address
An IP address is a virtual web address not entirely unlike the address of a house. Just as multiple people can share one house address, multiple entities can share the same IP address. On the other hand, the owner of a dedicated IP address has exclusive use of and control over that address. Before the arrival of SNI, a dedicated IP address was necessary to acquire SSL certificates, but this is no longer the case.
Benefits of Dedicaded IP Address
Dedicated IP addresses have one major benefit. If you are sharing an IP address with another user, and that user engages in spamming practices and ends up on a blacklist, your site is likewise blacklisted. If you send emails from your domain to other users, this means the blacklisting mail server will block all incoming email from your store. Therefore, those using dedicated IP addresses are in sole control of their reputation and need not concern themselves with the actions of other users, even if they share a server with other users.
The use of a dedicated IP address can also improve compatibility with some older browsers and uncommon applications that do not support SNI. This generally proves more significant for stores targeting a broad international market.
It is indeed possible to use dedicated IP addresses in a shared server environment, and you have the possibility to get one with Your Preferred Host .
Frequently asked questions
- Would a dedicated IP address make my site faster?
No. This is a common misconception.
- Would a dedicated IP address help my Google ranking?
- Would a dedicated IP address help with search engine optimization (SEO)?
- why bother with a dedicated IP address?
When a mail server blacklists an IP address, it does not discriminate between different users sharing that IP address. Therefore, if you share a server with another user, and that user spams email addresses to the point of being blacklisted, you are also blacklisted by that mail server. Using a dedicated IP address avoids this scenario.
- Does Your Preferred Host offer dedicated IP addresses on shared hosting plans?
Yes, we offer dedicated IP address and you pay for it annually.