What Is an IP Address?
No doubt you’ve come across an IP address before, whether that’s through your browser, your PS4 connection, or when setting up your home wi-fi. Maybe you’ve even had to deal with your IP address when setting up your website.
You’ve noticed this long string of numbers and wondered what the purpose is?
IP address is short for Internet Protocol address and is a string of numbers that usually looks something like this: 188.8.131.52.
This address is similar to your home address in that it identifies the location of a specific server that’s connected to the internet. Without an IP address in place, your computer can’t communicate with other computers that are linked over a network, like the internet.