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Static vs dynamic IP addresses

When you sign up with an Internet Service Provider you will either end up with a static IP address or a dynamic IP address. What’s the difference between the two?

Here’s what that means.

Dynamic means “constantly changing.” The prefix dyna means power; however, dynamic IP addresses aren’t more powerful, but they can change (or be changed).

Static means staying the same. Static. Stand. Stable. Yes, static IP addresses don’t change.

Most IP addresses assigned today by Internet Service Providers are dynamic IP addresses. It’s more cost effective for the ISP and you.

End of story. Well, more or less. If you read on, you’ll learn about the difference between a dynamic IP vs. static IP, in non-technical language you can understand.

Maybe you’re asking yourself which one should you choose?

Well, you don’t, in almost all instances. Here we explain you why?

Sure, the dynamic IP address can change from time to time, but even when it does, you may never notice.

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