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1. Will my unique IP change?
2. Why would I want a unique IP?
3. Why don't I just get a unique IP instead of a domain name for my site?
4. How do I create a unique IP address for my domain?

Unique / Static IP Addresses Description
The HTTP 1.1 protocol, as well as the advent of being able to put multiple domain names on the same IP address, made shared hosting possible; a hosting company no longer needs to have a separate IP address for each and every customer (which is good, because IP addresses can be hard to come by, expensive, and hard to move around if necessary).

At DreamHost, we use shared name-based hosting. It makes things a lot easier, and there is no difference at all for your site on the web.

If you want or need a unique IP (meaning nobody else's site is on your same IP), it comes standard with the Strictly Business plan. You can also add a unique IP to other plans for as little as $4.95 a month!

Please note, though, having a unique IP address does not mean your IP will never change --- these IPs are not STATIC.

Last updated: Jun 20, 2005.

Sub-Areas of Unique / Static IP Addresses
Question How do I create a unique IP address for my domain?
Just go to the Domains > Manage Domains area and click "Add IP" for the domain you want! Unique IPs are just $4.95/month each with a $15 setup fee. If you pre-pay for a year, the setup fee is w... (more)
Question Why don't I just get a unique IP instead of a domain name for my site?
That's a pretty bad idea! It's a lot harder to remember an IP than a domain. Your IP address may change! You can add sub-domains to domains, but not to IPs. You can't manage your ips w... (more)
Question Will my unique IP change?
This could also be rephrased, "Is my unique IP static?" The answer is, your unique IP could change. We reserve the right to change which unique IP address is assigned to you, even though we prom... (more)
Question Why would I want a unique IP?
There really aren't too many good reasons. If you want browers that don't support the http 1.1 protocol to be able to visit your site, you'd need a unique IP. Just about every browser released since 1... (more)