Dedicated IPs, IP Address

By default, all Shared and Reseller hosting accounts have only one shared IP address and no dedicated IP address. You can find your site's current IP in the left-hand menu of the main page of cPanel.

All dedicated IP addresses may only be ordered if they will be used with a fully signed SSL certificate (this includes private, multi-domain, wildcard and extended validation SSLs).

A dedicated IP change requires 4 hours to resolve. Your site may appear to be down during that time. You will NOT need to change your name servers.
Note: Some plans, such as the Business plan and Windows Enterprise plan come with a free dedicated IP address and a free SSL certificate. On these plans, the dedicated IP can only be ordered in conjunction with the free SSL certificate (i.e. you can't get an IP address by itself).

Dedicated IPs for Linux Shared Hosting

Linux Shared hosting accounts have only one cPanel, so they are allowed only one dedicated IP. If you choose the dedicated IP, all of your addon and subdomains will use the dedicated IP. Emails will still use the shared IP.

Note: The Hatchling plan is not eligible for a dedicated IP.

Baby and Business plans are eligible for a dedicated IP and can purchase one using the forms below:

Dedicated IPs for Windows Shared Hosting

Windows Shared hosting accounts have a limit of one (1) dedicated IP address per account. If you choose to use a dedicated IP, all of your additional domains and subdomains will use the same IP. Emails will still use the shared IP.

The method required for requesting a dedicated IP depends on the type of Windows Shared plan that was purchased.

Dedicated IPs for Reseller Hosting

Reseller accounts have potential for unlimited IPs (one for each cPanel). Just create the cPanel first, then submit the following form:

If you choose the dedicated IP, all of your addon and subdomains within the same cPanel will use the dedicated IP. Emails will still use the shared IP.

Dedicated IPs for SEO Hosting

SEO Hosting now has its own support team!

Visit the SEO Hosting website for contact information, including a new phone number (866-692-9231) and updated chat support buttons.

HostGator staff no longer has access to SEO Hosting accounts and all future support requests should be sent to the new SEO Hosting Support Team. We are sure they would be happy to tell you about all of their current specials and coupons!

Dedicated IPs for VPS Hosting

Every VPS plan comes with 2 IP addresses, one of which is a shared IP by default; the other IP is typically reserved for dedicated purposes such as an SSL installation.

Due to the global shortage of IPv4 addresses, requests for an additional IP must be associated with an SSL certificate. For certificates purchased elsewhere, please fill out our SSL Installation Form. To order a certificate from HostGator, please review the following article to learn about the SSL certificates we offer:

Note: If you are already using a dedicated IP for a domain and wish to assign the IP to a different domain, you may have to move the previously assigned domain to the shared IP, freeing up the dedicated IP for use with an SSL.

Dedicated IPs for Dedicated Servers

Depending on the type of server plan, Dedicated Server owners receive between 2 to 5 dedicated IPs included with their server; so be sure to use those first. If you need additional dedicated IPs, simply submit the following online form:

Can a reseller buy one dedicated IP address and make it a shared IP to assign to other cPanels?

Yes, it is possible to purchase a dedicated IP and make it a shared IP to assign to other cPanels. Resellers who wish to do so will need to submit a ticket to our Billing department.

Dedicated Server owners can do this through WHM. Please see the following article for more details: