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What is a dedicated IP and do I need one?




What is a dedicated IP and do I need one?

 

This is a common question...

A dedicated IP address is like having your own home address, as opposed to sharing one address with others.

The main reason one would need a dedicated IP address is for an SSL certificate.

For example, if you are going to be running an online sales website and need it secured while processing payments, then a dedicated IP address and SSL cert 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.

 

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