Buying a failover IP

Find out how to order failover IP addresses for your instances

Last updated 20th December 2021


You may need to configure a failover IP address on your instances for different reasons. For example, you may be:

  • Hosting several websites on your instance.
  • Hosting international projects.

To meet these needs, you can order a failover IP address for your Public Cloud instances.

These failover IP addresses can only be migrated to instances in the same project.

This guide explains how to buy a failover IP for an OVHcloud Public Cloud project.



Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel and open your Public Cloud project.

In the left-hand menu, click on Failover IP in the 'Network' section.

Then click on the Actions button and choose Buy Cloud failover IPs.


A new menu will then appear:


Enter the following information:

  • The number of failover IPs you want to order (IP blocks are not currently available)
  • The instance on which the IPs will be routed
  • The location of the IPs

You will also need to accept the General Terms and Conditions of Service.

Each failover IP will cost you €2 ex. VAT. They will then be renewed automatically and free of charge every month.

They are available in the following locations in Europe:

Belgium Finland France Germany Czech Republic
Ireland Italy Lithuania Netherlands United Kingdom
Portugal Spain Poland Lithuania

Some of the countries listed above may not be listed, depending on the availability of IP addresses.

Location is only based on benchmark organisations.

For example, for RIPE blocks:

If you need to check this for other organisations, please contact them directly. OVHcloud cannot be involved in this regard.

Click on Generate purchase order to be automatically redirected to it (pop-ups must be authorised on your browser).

You can also find the purchase order in your customer area, by going to the Dashboard section and clicking on View my orders.

See our guide on managing OVHcloud orders for more details.

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Configuring a failover IP

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