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What You Need To Know About Ip Addresses
If you are new to the internet, often times things can seem quite overwhelming. People throw around terms like IP Addresses, Nameservers, hosting, ftp, etc. In this article we are going to cover IP Addresses. You'll learn exactly what they are and how they apply to search engine optimization (SEO). IP Address stands for Internet Protocol Address and is currently made up of four "octets" or numbers separated by a period. Each octet can be a number from 0 to 255 Some examples of valid IP addresses are - 1.
123.150.243, 35.10, 240.216.80 There is also a new standard for IP addresses that is slowly being launched called IPV6 (IP version 6). IPV6 numbers look quite different from our current IP addresses. An example of an IPv6 IP address is - 2001:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7334 You will notice each it is much longer with MANY more possible variations. The new IP system is designed to give us enough IP addresses so that we will not run out of unique IP addresses any time in the foreseeable future. So why do we need IP addresses? Quite simply, an IP address is like your physical home address. It designates a specific computer that is connected to the internet. Every computer connected to the internet has an IP address.
This is necessary for it to send and receive information. When you type in a website name, for example mine, http://www.sesecrets.com that name is translated into an IP address that is then used to "find" my site. In the current set of IP addresses, going from left to right, the first "octet" is the most broad, with each successive octet getting more and more granular or specific. To explain that a bit better. 134 - is VERY broad 134.125 - is still quite broad, but getting more specific 134.125.244 - is getting more specific and probably refers to a specific web host.
188.8.131.52 - is as specific as you can get and refers to a specific computer You will often hear different classes such as class A, class B, and class C talked about when dealing with IP addresses. Below I've given some examples of what people are referring to when talking about classes. Class A 134.XXX.XXX.XXX 240.XXX.
XXX.XXX 22.XXX.XXX.XXX Class B 134.254.XXX.XXX 36.
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