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 and this website can be located by entering 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).