I decided to upgrade my hosting package to the next level (“Business Plan” from Hostgator) to get a dedicated IP address, but I’m not sure what are the benefits of having a dedicated IP address… For example, I know that, from a Search Engine Optimization perspective, an IP address tells the story about where a website is hosted. For this reason, it is true that using a shared IP address can lead to a host of potential security threats and search engine discrimination? it is true that I should have a dedicated IP address to improve Google search engine optimization?

Thanks to anyone taking the time to reply to my thread.

Matthew