IP Address Defined
A unique group of numbers that identifies an individual device (e.g. computer, printer) on the internet. IP addresses are four sets of numbers separated by three dots to make it easier for humans to remember. An example of an IP address is this:
However, computers use binary code to represent information on the web. This is how a computer would read the above IP address:
Types of IP Address
Commonly, there are two types of IP address used; static and shared.
Static IP address: A site that has their own IP address
Shared IP address: Multiple websites share the same IP address
Use the tool below to look-up your IP address information: