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An Internet Protocol address can be categorized into two: ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Static’. It would be static in the case of an unchanging IP address being assigned to a computer. As with its dynamic counterpart, there are plus points and downsides to using a fixed IP address, including the following. You may wish to keep these points in mind when looking to lease or buy an IP address

The Pros

Running Servers 

It is possible to host servers with a fixed IP address so that other systems can access those through the internet. That is among the biggest benefits of using this IP address. Its unchanging characteristic makes it possible to locate the address from almost any part of the world. Further, different user devices and OSs can access networks with the Internet Protocol address.


The address also provides more stability because of its unchanging feature. Dynamic IPv4 addresses can change every few hours, which possibly results in internet connectivity losses for a limited amount of time. In those situations, you may have to connect to the internet again while experiencing difficulty when reconnecting.

Quicker Upload And Download Speeds

According to your network, you are likely to have a quicker internet connection through a fixed IP address as compared to its dynamic version. While there may not be noteworthy differences in DSL internet connection speed, high-speed broadband connection users are likely to notice a 1 Mbps-plus speed increase. Do you often upload or download many documents, files and other forms of data? If yes, you might wish to compare dynamic and static IP-based service speeds.

The Cons

Easy To Track

If you utilize a fixed IP address, then you could be more easily tracked through your connection. That is an issue for anyone who wants anonymity in their browsing data and history to ensure that others cannot easily access both.

Manual Configuration

It is easy to manually configure some different user devices with this form of Internet Protocol address. Anyhow, companies may find it very costly and time-consuming to manually configure hundreds on hundreds of devices.

Unnecessary For Most

This Internet Protocol address is perhaps beneficial to almost every homeowner, particularly in the event of using a VPN. Anyhow, for server hosting or businesses, managing it can require a greater amount of money and time, although the setup procedure for equipment is made simpler.


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