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What's the benefits of a custom IP address?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by equalizer, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. equalizer

    equalizer Junior Member

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    I see many hosting services offering "custom IP address" and I'm curious to know if there are any members here using them, and if you'd please explain any advantages to having a custom IP address. Appreciate any input.
     
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    volund Senior Member

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    If you are talking about a dedicated IP then nothing unless you need one for a couple of specific purposes.

    You need one if you are going to use a ssl certificate on your site. You need an ssl cert if you have a shopping cart and are going to collect cc or other personal info.

    You will also need a range of IPs (not necessarily dedicated) if you have a network of sites that you are using to support your money site or sites.
     
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