You have a choice. You can either pay a little more for a dedicated IP that you can use on as many devices as you like, or you can use the same port based VPN for all your devices and save yourself some money.
Is it worth paying more for a dedicated IP? Is it better to have a VPN that you can use on multiple devices? Let’s compare the price of a standard VPN with that of a dedicated IP to tell you what you should expect.
The Price Of A Standard VPN
Most people think that the price for a VPN is determined by the quantity of devices you plan to use it on. That’s certainly true when it comes to retail pricing. However, you will usually find that the cost of a VPN service is negotiated based on the quantity of bandwidth you will consume. The cheaper the bandwidth the cheaper the VPN service will be.
What that means for you is that, regardless of whether you are using the VPN on one device or on multiple devices, the price will be the same. A common misconception is that the cost of a VPN increases based on the number of devices you use it on. In actuality, the cost stays the same whether you use the VPN on one device or multiple devices.
The Price Of A Dedicated IP
Dedicated IPs are pretty cool because you can assign them a specific IP address that’s not shared with any other user. When customers connect to your site, they will see a site that’s unique to them.
Assigning a dedicated IP to your VPN is really easy. All you need to do is sign up for a dedicated IP service like IP-SEC or NordVPN and then enter the provided information in your VPN client.
Like with most things in life, there is a price associated with dedicated IPs. For a dedicated IP service, you will almost certainly need to pay a monthly fee. That could be anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred dollars, depending on the service you use.
What’s important is that you’re paying for a service that will allow you to have a dedicated IP. You’re not paying for the device. You’re not paying for the bandwidth. You’re not even paying for the software. You’re simply paying for the service that will give you a dedicated IP.
The Difference In Quality
When it comes to the quality of the service, you get what you pay for. The cheaper the service the uglier the customer support will be. The same goes for bandwidth. The more bandwidth you consume the higher your quality of service will be. That’s just how it is.
The same is true for dedicated IPs and the software that comes with them. You get what you pay for when it comes to these items. If you want the best quality, you will have to pay the most for it. Otherwise, you are looking at lower-quality support, an ugly IP address, or limited bandwidth. It’s as simple as that.