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Ordering an Additional IP-address for the Virtual Dedicated Server

It is advisable for a server to have an additional IP-address through which it can be accessed when the primary IP-address is not available. The additional IP-address is also used for Slave DNS setups, for providing individual IP-address to multiple websites located on the same server, and more.

How to order an additional IP?

In your personal account, go to  "Products/Services" -> "Virtual Private Servers,”select the server and click on "IP address" on the toolbar.

Click the "Order" button.

Select the IP-address protocol type, domain name and the number of required additional IP-addresses.

Toggle “Reboot server” and click OK for the changes to take effect. The server will then be rebooted.

KVM Virtualization

For servers with KVM virtualization, the IP-address should be added to the server once ordered.

ISPmanager

Enter the ISPmanager control panel, go to "Settings" -> "IP addresses" and click "Add".

Enter the IP-address you want to add (in the example 2a02:320:2:4::47f).

In response to a message about missing data for adding IP, click OK.

You must specify the subnet mask and gateway address; these parameters will be determined automatically, so leave them unchanged unless you have a specific need to change them.

The changes will take effect when you click the “OK” button; in this case, no reboot is necessary.

Manual Setup

Manual setup of a additional IP-address is required for servers with KVM virtualization without the ISPmanager control panel. Erroneous actions resulting from manual setup can disrupt network server access. In these cases, use the VNC to restore access.

If you do not know the network mask and gateway address, request them from our support team.

Debian/Ubuntu

In edit mode, open the /etc/network/interfaces file and add one of the following units to the end:

Primary IPv4

iface eth0 inet static

         address 10.10.10.10

         netmask 255.255.240.0

         network 10.10.10.0

         broadcast 10.10.10.255

         gateway 10.10.10.1

         dns-nameservers 178.130.147.3

Additional IPv4

uto eth0:N

iface eth0:N inet static

         address 10.10.10.11

         netmask 255.255.240.0

N - serial number of additional IP: first substitute - 0 second - 1, etc.

Primary IPv6

iface eth0 inet6 static

        address 2a01:230:X:X::X

        gateway 2a01:230:X:X::1

        netmask 64

Additional IPv6

iface eth0:N inet6 static

       address 2a01:230:X:X::X

N - serial number of additional IP: first substitute - 0 second - 1, etc.

 

After making your changes, reboot the server. If added successfully, the IP addresses will appear on the network interface.

CentOS

Open the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:N file for editing. If it does not exist, create the file and add one of the following units to the end:

Primary IPv4

DEVICE="eth0"

BOOTPROTO="static"

DNS1="178.130.247.2"

GATEWAY="72.146.32.1"

IPADDR="182.46.32.134"

NETMASK="255.255.240.0"

ONBOOT="yes"

Additional IPv4

DEVICE=eth0:N

ONBOOT=yes

BOOTPROTO=static

IPADDR=XX.XX.XX.XX

NETMASK=255.255.240.255

N - serial number of additional IP: first substitute - 0 second - 1, etc.

Primary IPv6

IPV6ADDR=2a01:230:X:X::X/64

IPV6_DEFAULTGW=2a01:230:X:X::1

IPV6INIT=yes

Additional IPv6

IPV6ADDR_SECONDARIES="2a01:230:X:X::X/64"

N - serial number of additional IP: first substitute - 0 second - 1, etc.

After making your changes, reboot the server. If added successfully, the IP-addresses will appear on the network interface.

Windows

The next example demonstrates the steps for the operating system Windows-Server-2008-R2-Web.

Connect to the server via RDP and run Server Manager.

Go to "Network Connections."

To access "Network Connections," open "Properties" from the context menu (right click menu). Highlight “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” for IPv4 (“Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” for IPv6) and click the “Properties” button.

The primary IP-address has already been registered, so click on “Advanced.”

Click the "Add" button.

Specify the IP-address and subnet mask.

For IPv6, fill out the following form.

For the DNS for IPv6, you can use the Google DNS:

2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::88444

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