IP or IP address or Internet Protocol can be explained in many ways.
IP Or Internet protocol is the unique identification number assign to each device which is connected to the network. An IP address identifies that one unique computer on the Internet where data or information is the need to delivered.
Network devices use IP addresses to communicate with each other. It is a method by which data can be sent and received from one system to another connected in a network. An IP address is written in “dotted decimal” notation which is written and displayed in human-readable notations. Here Internet uses Domain Name System which knows as DNS to use words instead of numbers for Internet addresses which is in wording format. The perfect example of IPv4 address is 188.8.131.52.
There are two types of IP Static IP and Dynamic IP.
Static IP: Static IP can be explained as a permanent number assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer. Static IP addresses are used in website hosting, gaming or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.
Dynamic IP: Dynamic IP is opposit of Static IP, it is a temporary IP and is assigned to a computing device or node when it’s connected to a network. Dynamic IP gets automatically configured and it is assigned by a DHCP server to every new network node.