There is a rapid growth of websites registered every day. Websites are created with different categories such as health sites, arts, science, technology, government, home improvement, education, marketing, business, real estate, sports, entertainment and media, and many more. These websites are used for personal or business purposes. Each website has its own domain name. Thousands of domain names are registered to their web host companies every day. And each domain name has an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Internet Protocol (IP) address represents the web user, the computer used, the website, the network, or a specific person. iPage Hosting offers and assigns Internet Protocol (IP) address to its customers.

Read more about Internet Protocol (IP) address and iPage Hosting.

Definition of Internet Protocol (IP) Address

Every server has its own Internet Protocol (IP) address. It is assigned by their web hosting company. It identifies the server which can be a server with many domains, a network, a computer used by a family, a user’s address, or a particular person.

Internet Protocol (IP) address relates to domain names. To access a website, a user can either enter the domains or the Internet Protocol (IP) address in a web browser. It has four numbers between 0 and 255 and it is separated by comma.

Dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address vs. Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address

Web hosting companies can either give their servers a Dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address or a Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address. Having a Dedicated Internet protocol (IP) address means a website has its own Internet Protocol (IP) address. On the other hand, having the Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address means many websites shared one Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address will assign by web hosting company, if the website owner would like to access his website by means of SSL or the Server Sockets Layer or by Anonymous FTP. Web hosting companies mostly assign the Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address to the servers due to the rapid increase of domain names that are registered. Though there is a risk such as your website can be flagged as spam if one of the domains you shared an address is flagged as spam. This will hurt your website however there are no serious cases wherein the computer crash because of Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address is costly and can be bought at high price while the Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address is offered at low price.

iPage as “Shared Hosting”

iPage does not offer a Dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address because iPage is a “Shared Hosting” or a “Virtual Hosting.”

“Shared Hosting” means that many websites shared an Internet Protocol (IP) address and these sites reside in the same server. Mostly, the small to medium scale used the “shared hosting” or “virtual hosting.” Even though, there is a risk in Shared Internet Protocol (IP) address, iPage assures their customers that their sites, data, and computers are protected with their Security Site Lock which you can obtained free with iPage Hosting Plan.

With iPage Hosting Plan, not only the Security Site Lock is free but also they have many features free of charge such as free domain registered, free shopping cart, web analytics and analysis, site builder tools, marketing tools and advertising credits and adds-on galleries software. It also includes unlimited bandwidth, unlimited hosting space, and unlimited domains. All these you can benefit for only a low price of $1.99 monthly now.

The Internet Prtocol (IP) Address Ownership by iPage

iPage has an absolute discretion of the ownership of the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and numbers they assign to the web users. This means that the right to use the Internet Protocol (IP) address is in control of iPage. They will decide if the user can use the address, can be changed or be removed.

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