Newbies are easily confused over shared hosting and dedicated web hosting, and they start scratching their heads. The cheapest solution is shared hosting and it comes with awesome features that everyone is attracted to it.
However, no one knows the
What is a Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting?
Internet Protocol is also known as IP address and it is a unique address that defines a computer, server, and website. An IP address is an identity that tells the servers, websites, search engines, and others that it is a unique machine.
The unique IP address has a valid location, network, and identity.
What is Shared Web Hosting?
Shared web hosting is a server that has one IP address, but it is used by multiple websites. Yes, you read it right, shared web hosting is used by multiple websites, so it does not make your site unique in the eyes of search engines.
Benefits of Dedicated IP Address
- Search engines do classify the site as unique, and it helps the site to rank a domain or page faster. Yes, it has an SEO advantage that plays a role in ranking on the first page.
- You can access the site with IP address like “http://00.00.00,” and you cannot do it with shared hosting. The visitors & founders have to log in using the domain name.
- A business must get IP Address to maintain its reputation because the business owners cannot have a situation, where clients have ended up on other sites.
Clients can easily find out the sender’s IP address, and they can track it down. You don’t want them to find out about other connected sites. It can ruin the company’s reputation.
- Web applications and scripts require a dedicated IP address to run on servers.
Small sites don’t need dedicated IP addresses such as small one-page business sites, personal profiles, and other small sites.
However, if you have a blog, a video hosting site, a major business site, and more, then you should get a dedicated IP address.