The acronym “IP” stands for Internet Protocol. Our point here is the difference between static and dynamic IP. The word “static” refers to an IP that does not change automatically or is permanently assigned to an application or other connection purpose. On the other hand, a dynamic IP is created for temporary use only using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Certainly, both have their significance.
Now let’s have a look at some of the differences between static and dynamic IP addresses. Hopefully, this will give you a clearer idea of the use of IP addresses when it comes to business use in general:
- The first point of difference between static and dynamic IP is the problem of existence. The only dynamic is a temporary one, and the permanent IP is configured for some permanent use. A static IP acts as an identifier, while a dynamic can never be claimed as an identification point.
- While we are trying to discuss the difference between static and dynamic IP, we are aware that static IP can be created manually, and we have control over it. When the dynamic Internet Protocol is created automatically, and the Monitoring Protocol (DHCP) and our Internet Service Provider (ISP) interrupt this process.
- The main difference between static and dynamic Internet Protocol is the inability to run multiple services or applications with Dynamic Internet Protocol. For example, if you have your FTP and web server or do video conferencing, you need to use static IP. The reason behind this is very simple. Server and client identification point. And the dynamic Internet Protocol is open to change at any time. If this happens, the connection between the server and the client (browser) gets stuck. Therefore, we should pay attention to this difference between static and dynamic IP addresses.
- Because the dynamic Internet protocol is changing in nature (multiple people are assigned the same IP for a certain period of time, this may not be reliable for vendors, in other words, if you are a seller and have a product or service and there If you want to sell is a monetary transaction, the transfer process has to be done with a stable IP, if you manage it dynamically, the customer will question your credibility, they will deal with you from time to time, I will feel insecure. This is the difference between static and dynamic IP. Sometimes and somehow, it is overlooked by us because we are not properly informed about it.
- Time is precious to us – isn’t it? Transition time is an important factor in measuring the difference between static and dynamic Internet protocols. To save the cost of assigning static IP, forward mapping (renaming IP and vice versa) is done. But in the process, the transition time that disrupts the service of the external user is usually longer. Therefore, it is better to use static IP to save time and the constant flow of user services. For example, in seller hosting packages, an IP is used in many consumer websites through name-based transfers. When a visitor asks for such a website, the webserver transfers the dynamic IP based on the name to a specific static IP and responds to the viewer.
- The last but minimal difference between dynamic and static IP in the range of static IPs. Whether it’s IPv4 or the IPv6 set of static IPs, the number is limited. And we know that there are countless users. Therefore, it is not possible to assign a static IP to each connection. Therefore, the use of dynamic Internet Protocol has become mandatory. Dynamic IP is the ultimate solution to the purpose of every computer’s connection to the Internet.
So hopefully, the basic difference between dynamic and static IP is clear to you. In fact, the choice of using static or dynamic IP is not entirely up to you. Rather, it depends on the service you are using. Let me make it clear once again that as a simple user, you don’t have to worry about what type of IP you are using. But when you are a service provider or product seller and have a website for dealing with customers, please pay attention to the above points. Usually, when you are building a site, you start to consider choosing a web host because many things depend on it for sure. Hopefully, you have chosen the right IP for your site.