Like a telephone number or street address, an IP address identifies networked devices and defines their location on a network like the Internet. There are currently two IP address versions. DreamHost provides both IP address versions and automatically assigns an IPv4 address to all active servers, services, and domains. An IP address can be shared by multiple domains without issue. If necessary, a single Unique IP address can be assigned to any fully hosted domain using the DreamHost panel. In the same way that an IP address is similar to a telephone number or street address, DNS is like a map or a phone book. It resolves easy to use domain names to the IP address to which they are assigned. IP addresses assigned to a domain can be changed either manually by you or automatically by DreamHost as a result of a server change.
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The IP address takes the form of a dotted-quad number, such as When we use domain names to access a website or online service, we are using a human-readable shortcut that corresponds with the server's IP address. DNS servers on the Internet automatically translate domain names into IP addresses each time we use a domain name. The auto-renewal can be reversed for a full refund prior to the start of the new term. Note: Dedicated IPs are extended to match the hosting expiration date and cannot extend past their hosting expiration date. If a customer requests to renew their Dedicated IP, they will need to renew their hosting term, which will automatically place the dedicated IP in their Shopping Cart. Renewal Settings - The Dedicated IP does not have any renewal settings separate from the hosting term.
Floating IPs for added flexibility to develop your applications
The gradual adoption of IPv6 will solve this problem. IP addresses are still needed to run networks but are available only when current owners free up blocks registered to them. Purchasing IPv4 address blocks can enhance your network security, improve network management and is an investment in a sought-after network commodity.
What is a floating IP? A floating IP is an additional IP that can be switched from one service to another in the same datacentre. You can also switch IPs between different datacentres, if the datacentres are located in the same country. IP blocks. By adding IP blocks, you can configure multiple IP addresses to your services. You can assign IPs into groups of 4, 8, 16, or up to per server, with unlimited block publications. Via the API, blocks can be separated so that you can manage your applications easily. This makes upgrades simple, as you can reroute your IP to new hardware, rather than having to reconfigure the static IP.