What do you mean by IP address and explain IP terms - static or dynamic, public or private, shared or dedicated?

An IP address is the location of a computer on the internet. 


Here are some terminologies for IP addresses:

first octet - the first number of the IP (123)

second octet - the second number of the IP (45)

third octet - the third number of the IP (67)

fourth octet - the fourth and last number of the IP (89)


Static means the IP address never changes as long as you stay with the same provider or same server.

Dynamic means the IP address can change from time-to-time.

Public means the IP address can be visited from any computer in the world.

Private means the IP address can only be used by those on the same network.

Shared means other people use your IP address for their connection or sites.

Dedicated means no one else uses your IP address for their connection or sites.

 ZNetLive always provides static, public IPs on its servers. We offer shared by default, and dedicated on request. (We do not provide a dedicated IP address for your personal computer’s internet connection or network connection. For that, please contact your internet service provider.)



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