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IP Subnetting for Dedicated Servers

Hostwinds Dedicated servers by default come with 8 IP’s or a /29, 5 of which are usable by the end user. This is due to 3 addresses being reserved for management functions such as the gateway IP, subnet and broadcast IP. We also offer larger ranges for dedicated servers, the most common being a /28 and a /27. The following table illustrates the ranges that we typically offer with our dedicated server packages and how many IP addresses each range provides. Please note that larger ranges are available upon request.


CIDR Prefix Example Number of IP’s Usable IP’s
/29 8 5
/28 16 13
/27 32 29