What are the benefits of a fixed IP?

An Internet Protocol address is a number associated to your account which identifies your devices when you come online which means you will be able to communicate with other computers. A static IP address from us means your computer is assigned a fixed, permanent address that is unique to you and does not change.

You will need a static IP address, if you want to:

  • Run your own FTP server
  • Run your own website/ Host your own website or domain name server
  • Host online gaming sessions
  • Connect to your computer from anywhere in the world via remote access, sometimes people with CCTV cameras need this and it also allows other computers can locate your computer anywhere across the internet

To find out more benefits of having a fixed IP please read an article on the broadbandchoices.co.uk website here.