When deploying a new Maxihost server, we configure management IP addresses by default. These IPs are used for server administration, for example, via SSH.
Management IPs are permanently attached to the server, so when the instance is deleted, its management IPs go with it.
We allow you to request additional IP addresses. These can be moved between servers and belong to your account. So even if the attached instance is deleted, the Additional IP is not. When requesting Additional IPs, we require that you provide us with IP Justification.
Types of IP Addresses at Maxihost
When deploying a new server, our customers might come across some of the following information on your dashboard:
- Public IPv4: The main IP address for your server, configured by default. It is used to access the operating system and manage it using access protocols such as SSH or RDP, depending on the installed O.S.
- Additional IP: Additional IP addresses used to connect to your server. These IP addresses are not configured by our team, thus requiring the customer to apply the correct configuration after receiving it.
- Public IPMI: In cases which the remote access becomes unavailable through the usual means, but the server is still powered on and connected to the internet, our team provides a virtual console access, which is independent of the operating system using a Public IP address, allowing the customer to check for any misconfiguration and fix it, as well as execute other actions before the system starts. This access is temporary and is removed as soon as the usual means of remote access is available again. Our customers initially have 24 hours to finish this action.