An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical name that is assigned to devices participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication between its computers.
An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.
Its role has been characterized as follows
1. A name indicates what we seek.
2. An address indicates where it is.
3. A route indicates how to get there.
What is an IP number?
IP number is ‘Internet Protocol Number’. It is a unique number consisting of 4 parts separated by dots like 220.127.116.11. Every machine that is on the internet has a unique IP number and one or more domain names are associated with it.
The Internet Protocol also routes data packets between networks; IP addresses specify the locations of the source and destination nodes in the topology of the routing system. For this purpose, some of the bits in an IP address are used to designate a subnet work.
An IP address is dedicated to a single website. Dedicated IP addresses are mainly needed for SSL. Search engine optimizers tend to prefer dedicated IPs to avoid the risk of being caught up in an IP ban caused by slash-n-burn shared hosting neighbors. Regardless of whether this is a real or perceived risk, we the Infogird Informatics take note of this.
You really need a dedicated IP number for your site?
Answer is “Yes”
If your site is a simple hobby site or non-commercial site, you may not need a Dedicated IP but there are certain situations where a webmaster needs to get a dedicated IP for their site.
So, not to worry here is Infogird Informatics to help you out for this.