Do I need a plan with a dedicated IP address?
Shared IP hosting is the standard, and HTTP 1.1 is mature enough to
handle it so browser support is not a concern.
A dedicated IP address is only needed in two conditions:
1) You plan on purchasing an SSL certificate for encryption. These
certificates require an account with a dedicated IP. You may use the
server's shared SSL certificate without an IP, this only affects users
planning on getting their own.
2) You have scripts that require a unique IP address or you have a site
that you only want people to view by the IP address (ie
One additional inconvenience for Microsoft FrontPage users is that it is
not possible to publish using the http: method in FrontPage before your
domain resolves to your space with a shared IP. Once the domain
resolves, this is a non-issue, and you are able to use the ftp: method
in the interim. This is a very minor point, mentioned here because it is
indeed a "frequently asked question."
Because addresses are getting increasingly scarce, Selltech
accounts use a shared IP address. This will work for almost
all clients. If you prefer to have a dedicated IP address, please
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