What is an IP address?

IP is short for Internet Protocol. An IP address is a unique numerical address assigned to every machine connected to the Internet. This is a unique string of numbers identifies a computer or server on the Internet. These numbers are normally shown in groups separated by periods

The 32-bit numeric address that identifies an Internet host to other computers on the Internet.

Every computer on the Internet or an Intranet has a unique numerical address in the form abcd where ad are numbers from 0-255. For example: “164.129.226.62”. For convenience many computers also have a name something like “mydepartment.myoffice@mycompany.com”

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