An IP address is basically the numerical version of your domain name.

We use domain names to keep things more memorable and clearer for us humans when navigating to a website. IP addresses are just the numerical version of this. It would be a lot harder to remember the long numbers to find your favourite websites!

Using DNS and A records, your domain name is ‘converted’ into an IP which is where your website lives. As stated in the title, the IP is an address for your website – and the hosting is the house!

The internet’s DNS system acts like a giant phone book. So, when you type in the domain, it will look up the associated number (IP address) and connect you to that website.

To conclude...

An IP address is a numerical value for your site’s address – it’s the numerical version of your domain name.


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