It is specific for a certain item. Amidst that, some could also share the same IP if it is under one provider. We can also compare this to condominiums, for example.
They are mostly sharing one mailing address since although they are rented by many people, it still belongs to a single property owner. It is just like a single house that is subdivided into different rooms or areas. In computer logic, this also holds true. Some computing devices and/or websites that are powered by a single provider may have a shared IP Address.
- Guests can immediately access your site through your unique IP Address.
- Your page can also be accessed directly with FTP if it is set with a single unique IP. This FTP is useful in the transfer of files to and from your site.
- An SSL protection, which is also a feature when you own a specific IP, will useful in keeping your files protected from online thieves and hackers.
- A dedicated IP Address can be a substitute to the domain name especially during the times that guests are having problems accessing your site with your domain. This will allow your site to still be visited even if the domain name is not working properly or is down at that specific time of the access.
This is done so that iPage will have the power to help you with your site if in case problems would occur. If you would have a solely dedicated IP, the hosting provider may not be able to get in between and manage your site problems when errors occur. This will be an advantage on your part as a builder knowing that you will have something to back you up and help you fix the faults whenever needed.
This is the reason why there is an additional SSL protection that tags along with your dedicated IP address. With iPage, this also includes features such as the:
- Shared SSL
- certificates with extended validation
- QuickSSL Premium certificate