What is an IP Address?

An IP Address (Internet Protocol Address) is a unique number assigned to computers (or other devices such as printers, routers and modems) that allow them to connect to each other over a computer network.

It’s like the mailing address for your home. In order to receive mail, people need to know your address. Similarly, in order for you to get information to and from your computer, other devices need to know your IP.

If you have a program on your website to track your visitors, you probably want to keep it from tracking your own visits. You usually can do this by entering in your IP address, and then it won’t keep track every time you visit your site.

The easiest way to find your IP (or your router’s) is by using this handy website: http://whatismyip.com