Why get a dedicated IP address?
Before the days of SNI (Server Name Indicator), you had to have your own dedicated IP address when installing an SSL certificate as a shared hosting customer. This was so the server would be able to delegate your certificate to your website only, and not get lost among the other customers sharing the same server and IP address as you.
This is no longer a requirement under modern hosting technology, so there are very few reasons why you may want or need a dedicated IP address on your web hosting service.
Some of those reasons may include:
- Improved sender reputation when sending emails.
- Third-party applications may require you to use one.
- Your organisation may have a policy requiring one.
How to request a dedicated IP
VentraIP Australia still offers dedicated IP addresses as an add-on to hosting products even though they are no longer required for SSL installation.
This comes at an additional cost of $29.95/month on top of your regular hosting fees. To request your own IP address, reach out to our Accounts and Billing team via an eTicket.