You may have heard people talk about Static and Dynamic IP addresses but what are they?

An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer either by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or your router.  It’s like a phone number for your PC and it floats around the internet along with a billion other computer IP addresses that are currently on-line.

Most home users, and business users for that matter use a Dynamic IP address. This is an address that changes either weekly or monthly depending on your ISP and they’re usually cheaper to have.

Static IP’s never change, this is good for a business that has users at remote locations that need to access a server or workstation. If it wasn’t for a static IP address the number would change constantly and no one would be able to gain access remotely.

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