I want to ask something maybe noobish.

When i purchase an Virtual server(VPS) they give me an IP for that server.

I want to know how they create the IP and set it for the virtual server. Do they buy it from the internet provider or ?

I know that they have server machine, but do i need something else also so i can create an IPs and set them for all virtual servers that i set up on my dedicated server ?

Thanks in advance and sorry for this silly question, if you can give me some more information about the whole procedure i'll be very thankful.

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Depends whether your ISP is a LIR or not. When they are they can get the IPs in ranges at their local RIR (RIPE, ARIN, etc.). They pay a yearly fee depending on the amount of IPs they have. If they are not a LIR, they probably use ranges owned by another LIR.

You cannot create your own IPs. You can however use internal ranges (not accessible from the Internet, eg., etc.).

  • Does it means that all VPS on that dedicated server will have one same IP for all of them ? Jun 2, 2015 at 14:41
  • No, you can add as many as you want (as long you still have available ones).
    – Jeroen
    Jun 2, 2015 at 14:41
  • I can add local IPs which will not be reachable from the internet i know that. But i can not create any IPs in range, for example,,, How can i make that ? Jun 2, 2015 at 14:43
  • Does your ISP allow you to use those IPs?
    – Jeroen
    Jun 2, 2015 at 14:45
  • I have up to 5 ips in my net plan. Jun 2, 2015 at 14:57

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