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We provide a minimum of 6 IP addresses (/29), the reason for this is to facilitate a redundant gateway. Currently we utilise VRRP, which requires 3x IP addresses to be allocated to the routing device (out of your IP allocation).
In a 1 server configuration, the IPs are used as follows,
|1||Primary gateway (virtual/floating redundant IP)|
|2||Physical server #1|
|3||Load balancer (used for SSL/non-SSL)|
|4||Unused/reserved for future use|
|5||Gateway 1 (management address)|
|6||Gateway 2 (management address)|
You can utilise 2 of the 6 IPs we allocate to you, both IPs can be used for SSL purposes.
We can also provision additional IP addresses for a small monthly charge per IP. However, in most circumstances, additional IPs are not required.
You can operate an infinite amount of non-SSL stores from a single IP address without issue.
With the use of of a SAN SSL certificate - you can have up to 255 completely different domain names operating from a single SSL certificate and thus a single IP. This significantly reduces IPv4 wastage and the need to manage multiple separate SSL certificates.
SAN certificates can also be edited at any point to include a new domain name, so they are also very flexible.
We offer a large range of very affordable SAN certificates, get in touch to find out more.