In my last post , I started with a conversation about the general business impact of IP addresses, their purpose within Internet business, and introduced dedicated IP vs shared IP addressing. The conversation will center around the three core facets of Internet business required to stay relevant: stability, resource utilization, and reputation. IP is short for Internet Protocol and is the address for any domain on the Internet. It is represented as a bit number formatted into four 8-bit fields that are separated by periods. IPs can host many domains, so we can conclude that IPs are the closest point at which we can separate traffic. Keeping stability, resource utilization and reputation in mind, we can start to attack the business impacts of proper separation of traffic so we can allocate resources effectively. A dedicated IP address is a domain address that serves as your home on the web.
What’s an IP address?
What Is an IP Address?
Is a dedicated IP address really indispensable for best-possible website hosting? And are dedicated IPs really the ultimate when it comes to the reliable sending of emails? When searching for the answers online, it becomes clear that opinions on the matter diverge heavily. Before we take a look at the differences between dedicated and shared addresses, we should clarify what an IP address is.
The question of whether or not you should use a dedicated IP address or a shared IP address for WordPress hosting can be quite controversial. This is partially due to the amount of wrong and outdated information on the web in regards to dedicated IPs and how they work. IP stands for Internet Protocol and is an address that is assigned to each domain on the web for example: You can think of the DNS as a phone book for the world wide web. When you type Google. The mapping to the IP address is then done behind the scenes by the server, which allows you to use the domain name to access it. Currently, there are two types of IP addresses being used on the web, and even locally by ISPs and devices such as your home router. They are IPv4 and IPv6 :.
One of the things that can trip up a lot of people is a dedicated IP address. What is it? Do you need one?