If a hosting client is currently using a shared IP address and would like a unique IP address (static) are there any requirements for this client? For example, must they need to have the static IP for SSL or can a client request one just because they don't like sharing an IP with others on the server (fear of blacklisting, for instance.)
I just wanted to check on any rules around static IPs as I heard you couldn't just randomly assign them any longer without good reason.
What you have heard is true - this is due to IP's becoming increasingly more difficult to get because the numbers are being used up. Who would have thought?
SSL Certs and Anonymous FTP accounts generally require a unique IP address, and of course if the user does not want to use a shared IP. Another reason is for cusotm nameservers. These are all good reasons.
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as i know, some of datacenters are not allocating Ip addresses to the server without reason. so i think hosting providers should also give it to the client with a valid reason as Anonymous FTP, or SSL or name server...