What is an IP?

An IP, also called IP ADDRESS, is the internet-equivalent of your website's telephone number.

An IP consists of a series of four groups numbers, each up to 3 digits in length, separated by periods.

Example: the IP address for this website is 71.18.43.152 and this website can be located by entering http://71.18.43.152/ in the address field of your web browser.

The company which hosts your website provides your site's IP address.

Because names are more user-friendly than numbers, most websites are addressed by their DOMAIN (e.g. RDNAssociates.com).