Is a Dedicated IP Address the Same as a Proxy?

by NevinC
4 replies
Just wanted to know as it's related to webhosting. Who and when does someone need a dedicated ip address? Is it the same as a proxy or something?
#address #dedicated #proxy
  • Profile picture of the author izwan
    By Purchasing a dedicated IP our site is the only one on the internet that will be using that unique IP address. For example, if we typed "" into our web browsers address bar we would see Google's web site come up. This is their dedicated IP address and no one else's. This is their unique address on the web that has been attached to the domain name

    A proxy server is a computer that acts as an intermediary between the user's computer and the Internet. It allows client computers to make indirect network connections to other network services. We use proxy server for various purpose like sharing Internet connections on a local area network, hide our IP address, implement Internet access control, access blocked websites and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Many home internet services use a proxy address. If you turn your router/modem on and off you'll likely connect through a different IP address each time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leadsupply
    Dedicated IP addresses are usually used for large SSL-encrypted secure websites and particularly large and/or traffic-heavy sites. Most shared hosting users have no particular need for a dedicated IP address.
    When it comes to hosting a website on a shared server, there is always quite a common controversial issue: Is it necessary to have a dedicated IP address for your website and why, if you just can use a shared one? Using dedicated IP address provides with certain crucial advantages
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  • Proxy servers hides your identify online

    Dedicated IP's are used (Usually by big companies) to secure the right to use one IP, and have exclusivity to it. Can be beneficial...

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