Do I Need a Dedicated IP Address for My Website?

Most shared hosting users have little need for a dedicated IP address. However, a dedicated IP address does provide certain advantages.

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Generally speaking, a dedicated IP allows you to:

  • View your website via its IP address.
  • Access your accounts by FTP or the Web when the domain name is otherwise inaccessible, such as during domain name propagation periods.
  • Set up SSL protection on your website

NOTE: Our SSL certificates include a dedicated hosting 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.