When you purchase a hosting plan with us, you can also purchase a dedicated IP. You can then assign that dedicated IP to a website.
Usually, a dedicated IP is purchased to be used with an SSL certificate.
Note: a dedicated IP means dedicated. Meaning, if you use it on that one website, its only for that one website (hence, dedicated). If you give it to another website, then its no longer dedicated to a single website and will be considered shared IP.
Let me explain how you can assign it to a website.
- First, create/add your domain to your control panel. From your account’s Home, click on Domains (picture 1) or from your Hosting Space Menu click on Domains (picture 2)
- Next click on Add Domain (picture 3)
- Now pick either a Domain or a Sub-domain you want to create (I picked Domain for this demo)(picture 4)
- Now put in the domain name and un-check the Create Web Site check box and click on the Add Domain button (picture 5)
Note: You should almost always have Enable DNS checked! If you don’t, and we handle the DNS for that domain, it won’t work if you don’t have this!
Note: Having the Create Instant Alias checked, would give the domain a temporary alias like shai-arvixe.com.stem.arvixe.com and allow you to browse the website even though DNS did not yet propagate.
- Now that we have the domain created, lets create the website. Click on Web Sites under the Hosting Space Menu (picture 6)
- Click on Create Web Site (picture 7)
- Pick the Domain Name from the drop-down box. Tick the Dedicated bullet. Pick the dedicated IP from the drop-down box and finally, click Create Web Site button (picture 8)
- You are done 🙂 and if you truly followed my instructions, you can even browse the website using that dedicated IP alone (picture 9)
- Also, since this domain doesn’t really exist, I can now browse this site by its IP (picture 10). I can’t use the Instant Alias if I have a dedicated IP!
- If this web site was using the shared IP, that would allow me to use the Instant Alias .. why? That’s DNS and Web Server … and is for another blog post I suppose 🙂 Here is the web site using the shared IP instead (picture 11)