I need a plan that offers my own IP number for my website. Most of the budget plans don't do. Softcomca was doing that for $10/month, which is really good, but I need different hostings. CompareHosts.com like places don't allow you to search for this feature. Other features are not that important but the IP address. Can you list me some plans as far as you remember?
Most of the time, having your IP address isn't a real necessity. Unless if you require your own SSL Certificate, provide anonymous FTP or running your own DNS servers. Beyond that, there is no advantage to having or not having your own domain name address. Oh yes, unless you do not have a domain name and would like use IP address instead.
Even on my dedicated server, I share IP addresses across several of my sites except for the SSL-based site and DNS servers.