• Albert Bennett

Simply Put: What is an IP address

Updated: Mar 28, 2021

In this post I'll be explaining what an IP address is.


Simply put, it's an acronym that stands for internet protocol address.

An IP address is a number that is attached to all of your online activity. It's a means of finding out where you are and where to send requests back to.


An IP address comes in the format 255.255.255.0, it is assigned to you by your internet service provider as it is them that is granting you access to the internet. It also means that all of your traffic (things that you look up on the line) go through them.


However you IP address isn't a permanent number associated with the device that you have connected to the internet. It only last as long as your connection to that network and it is very easy to change, modern routers even have a feature to change\ mask your IP address.


I hope that this helps you to understand IP addresses better.

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