Definition

An IP address dedicated to a single website.


Information

Dedicated IP addresses are mainly needed for SSL.

Search engine optimizers tend to prefer dedicated IPs to avoid the risk of being caught up in an IP ban caused by slash-n-burn shared hosting neighbhors. Regardless of whether this is a real or perceived risk, many webmasters would rather be safe than sorry.

see also: SEO Tools

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