The Difference Between Static and Dynamic IP Addresses STATIC IP ADDRESS A Static IP address is an address that does not changeover time unless changed manually. It is used when you need the IP address or network location to remain the same consistently. EXAMPLE A good example of this is fora web server. A) From Window go to START -> RUN -> type “cmd” -> OK B) On command Window type ping www.google.com” then you will seethe following information This means 22.214.171.124 is the current IP for www.google.com
C) Try to connect www.google.com by using its IP in web browser. If 126.96.36.199 is a Static IP you would be able to connect Google at anytime by using its IP address instead www.google.com. DYNAMIC IP ADDRESS A Dynamic IP address is an address that keeps on changing. EXAMPLE A) If 188.8.131.52 is a Dynamic IP, and when the IP change suddenly you would not be able to get to Google unless you know the new IP address, or until Google updates their DNS records. B) Another example would be the IP address your ISP (internet service provider) assigns you when you log onto the internet. You must have an IP address to surf the web but once you disconnect you loose that address. Then the next time you sign on you are assigned anew one. This is done using DHCP.