What is a Dedicated IP and Do I Need One?

A dedicated IP address is like having your own home address, as opposed to sharing one address with others. There are a few reasons why someone would want a dedicated IP address, these include:

 

  • Using an SSL
  • Keeping site traffic separate
  • Ensuring the IP address can remain off block lists by sharing it with multiple users

 

For example, if you’re going to be running an online sales website and need it secured while processing payments, then a dedicated IP address and SSL certificate would be required. However, if you do not require the additional SSL certificate and will not be processing sensitive data, then most likely you do not need one. If you’d like to more accurately gauge how much traffic a site is receiving a dedicated IP address could help determine this. With regard to email, having a dedicated IP address can ensure that 


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