What is the Differences between Static and Dynamic IP address??
What is the Static IP address?
As the name “static” suggests, it means that the IP address assigned to your network does not change.
Every time you access the internet, your network or computer uses just one IP address or a set of IP addresses when you have multiple computers.
What is the Dynamic IP address?
A dynamic IP address changes every time you access the internet. For example, when you access the internet at 4:00 PM, when you log out then access the internet at 5:00 PM, you’ll have a different IP address.
Also, when you have Dynamic IP, your IP address will be used by other customers when you are not using it. Example, you access the internet then when you execute ipconfig, your IP address shows as 192.168.11.1.
When you log out, another user who has just accessed the internet may take on that IP address.
What are the differences between the Static IP address and the Dynamic IP address?
The main difference of Static IP and Dynamic IP is that Static IP’s are always the same, whenever you access the internet. Dynamic IP’s change every time you access the internet.
Is there any advantages of Static IP addresses?
One advantage of having a Static IP address is that, you don’t have to share it and you always know what it is. This is commonly used if you have a business and you require the use of the internet for web hosting, VOIP or VPN.
Usually, a business applies for a set of IP addresses that they can assign to multiple computers in their network. Another benefit is that your business server downloads and uploads information faster than usual.
Also, when businesses host websites, your IP addresses are not shared with other users, which can help avoid spam emails, phishing emails, and other unacceptable information.
One disadvantage of Static IP is that it is expensive. You would have to purchase it from your Internet Service Provider in order to get the service.
Also, if your network is not secure, intruders may be able to break into your network. Static IP’s require manual intervention every now and then.
and similarly Is there any advantages of Dynamic IP addresses?
Dynamic IP addresses are the opposite. As the term “dynamic” suggests, it is changing. This is commonly used among small-businesses and residences since it is free and is the usual way that ISP’s assign your IP.
And since dynamic IP’s are automatically assigned to your network or computer, the security risk is lesser since you get a different IP address whenever you use the internet.
If you are using a router at home or in your business, you can purchase a router which has DHCP which can automatically assign IP addresses to your other computers, based on your IP address. For example, your main computer uses the IP address 192.168.11.12.
Your colleague, turns on the other computer and is automatically assigned the IP address of 192.168.11.13. Remember that this changes the next time you access the internet.
If you do not want your IP address to change all the time, we also have what we call the Sticky Dynamic IP address wherein your IP address does not change as often.
If you have Sticky Dynamic IP, you can have a set of IP addresses constant within a day even though you log out of the internet. Again, this can be purchased from your ISP.
One main disadvantage of Dynamic IP is that when you use it for VOIP, web hosting, online gaming and VOIP, it is not that reliable. You may be disconnected at times, or the line can become intermittent.
Why this two type of IP addresses are used why only one is not used? And at last How can I know my IP address and How can I know is it Static or Dynamic?
It really depends on what you need the internet for. As mentioned, if you have a large business that depends on the internet for services such as web hosting, VPN, and VOIP, you should use the Static IP service.
But if you just need it for small-business or home networks, you should just use the Dynamic IP service because it saves you the time, money and effort to maintain.
When you have Static IP, you need to have a technician that you really trust in order to maintain your network in case something happens.
If you have just the usual broadband connection or DSL, chances are you have Dynamic IP because static IP’s or even Sticky Dynamic IP’s have a fee and needs to be requested before they give you the service.