When purchasing an OVH US service, it comes with one IPv4 address. However, additional IPv4 addresses can be purchased, up to 16 IPs per dedicated server or 256 IPs per account. These are known as FOIPs (Failover IPs) and can be purchased as an individual IP or in IP blocks. In this article, you will learn all about IPv4 addresses and how you can purchase them.
Purchasing an IP address/IP Block
First, log in to the OVH US Manager. Click on the IP option in the bottom-left corner of the page.
Next, click the Order additional IPs button.
Choose the services for which you want to purchase additional IPs. After that, choose if you want a single IPv4 address or a block of IPv4 addresses. Go through the steps from the popup then click the Confirm button to finalize your order. You will be taken to another page to pay for your IPs. After finishing the order your additional IP(s) will now appear in the IP section.
Note: In order to use these IPs on a dedicated server you will have to attach them, please see our following articles for more information on attaching IPs and using them; Connecting a Debian-Based VM to the Internet Using Vmware ESXI 6.5, Connecting a Fedora-Based VM to the Internet Using Vmware ESXI 6.5, Connecting a Windows-Based VM to the Internet Using Vmware ESXI 6.5.
IPv4, which stands for Internet Protocol version 4, is a 32-bit address space. It is the underlying technology that makes it possible for us to connect our devices to the web. Whenever a device accesses the Internet whether it's a PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet, or another device, it is assigned a unique, numerical IP address in the following format 127.0.0.1.
To send data from one computer to another through the web, a data packet must be transferred across a network to another device. Without IP addresses, computers would not be able to communicate with each other. IP addresses are essential to the infrastructure of the web.
IP addresses can be used for many networking purposes but one of the most used and important is a Failover IP. A Failover IP is not tied to a physical device and therefore can be used to reduce service interruptions. Now that you know how to purchase IPs and how they work, you are ready to use them.