IP Address

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:

  • 184.74.201.250

However, computers use binary code to represent information on the web. This is how a computer would read the above IP address:

  • 10111000010010101100100111111010

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


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