What is the need of dedicated IP address.
In general all hosting websites are hosted in shared server,there is always a quite common talk/issue.
Is it need or necessity to have a dedicated IP address for your website and if yes means why.If you just can use a shared IP.Because in shared server the IP is common for all the website hosted in that particular server.
Using an dedicated IP address provides with a wide or certain advantages,before going to that let's start with the definition first,
What is a Dedicated IP address?
IP stands for Internet Protocol and is defined as a unique address assigned to each computer that is connected to a certain network. Internet Protocol address plays the role of a unique identifier that is used to provide valid location of a machine or a website in a given network.IP addresses are usually written and displayed in human-readable notations.For your simplicity let us consider your IP address is like your residence address, your home is your website.
Than what is the difference between the IP's.
Difference between a Shared and Dedicated IP address?
Its very simple a shared IP address is a single address used by multiple or large no of websites assigned with in one web server.That is called the shared server.In this case the web server should do some work like parsing the user’s request to the correct website.Mostly all of the hosting provider company's are used this technique only in shared server.
Having or owned a dedicated IP address means that your websites has its own address and you can use either this IP address or the domain name of your website to access it from the web.
For your understanding here below view the diagram,
Benefits of having dedicated IP address.
There are lot of advantages why it is recommended to use a dedicated IP address for a website hosted on a shared server.The mail advantages are
Grant access to your website anytime you need:
Often it is quite necessary to check how the website is going to look or load or open before pointing the domain name points to the server and launching your website on the web. A dedicated IP address will provide with the ability to access the web server directly without changing DNS settings for the domain name.
Email sender reputation:
As i started above using your website or run a website in a single IP address will cause unpredictable difficulties if the email service also gets affected in this case.There are some times when some users sharing the same IP address gets banned or blacklisted for spamming in spam database.That is IP got blacklisted means it affect he email services.Using a dedicated IP address for email isolates your services from this kind of abusing activities.
If you are going to host your own online store or other e-commerce related website, and you are not going to use additional third-party services for handling payments, it is quite necessary to grab a Dedicated IP address and an SSL certificate for the website in order to provide security for your customers' data.
Required for particular third-party applications/scripts
Sometimes, a particular application or script that you may wish to run on your server requires a dedicated IP address.
SSL certificate need for your website to secure:
If you have dedicated IP address you can easily install SSL certificate for your website.This is no longer but in some cases,some hosting provider,some hosts still it required it.So at last a dedicated IP address could provide you with a boost in performance and security.
And to know more about the IP,Importance of TCP/IP in Computer networking click here to read.