What is a public IP address?
A public IP is the identification assigned by your internet provider to be recognized on the Internet . Just like you, you can’t go outside with the car without a license plate, you can’t go online without a reference or identification.
Normally these IP addresses are usually rotated by your ISP (internet provider) every time you restart the router or from time to time. These IP addresses are known as dynamic IP addresses . If for some reason we need to have a static or fixed IP address for a device, we must contact the ISP and request that they put it manually.
How can I find out what my IP address is?
If for some reason you need to know what your public IP address is, we, who always help customers and non-customers, explain it step by step. You can use one of our tools that tells you at all times what your IP is. To do this, access this page. Upon entering, a little below, you will see your public IP
What are IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses?
If already explaining what IP addresses are a bit messy, imagine when I explain now what IPv6 addresses are . As it turns out, IPv4 addresses are what we have been seeing now and IPv6 addresses are a new type of protocol that comes to replace IPv4 because there are almost no IPv4 addresses left and you have to jump to IPv6 addresses. We are not going to go into much matter, I just want to leave as a curious fact:
While IPv4 supports 4,294,967,296 (2 32 ) addresses, which is just under 4.3 billion, IPv6 offers 3.4 x 10 38 (2 128 ) addresses, a number similar to 6.67126144781401e + 23 IP addresses for each square meter on the surface of the Land.
Curious, right? IPv6 addresses are the future. Well, rather the present already. Its composition is different from that of IPv4 addresses, since the former play with alphanumeric characters . Therefore, the combinations are endless.