How to Find My IP Address
Where can I find my IP address?
The easiest way to find your IP address is to go to https://www.whatismyip.com/my-ip-information/
You will have 2 versions of IP addresses.
One is called IPv4 (Intenet Protocol version 4) and looks something like this 188.8.131.52
The other is called IPv6 and looks like this 2001:0db8:0f00:0043:0000:ff00:0042:8329
The best way to get this information to your web developer is to copy and paste the addresses into an email so that they can be copied and pasted by the web developer. Taking a screenshot is not recommended because the web developer would have to retype all of those IPv6 numbers and a mistake could easily be made and hard to spot.
What is an IP Address (Internet Protocol Address)?
An IP address is like a high-tech license plate for your computer/device. This set of numbers is an exclusive set of numbers that all information technology devices (printers, routers, modems, etc.) use which identifies and allows them the ability to communicate with each other on a data network.
Why does my web developer want my IP address?
IP addresses are used to track and filter traffic going to your website.
Typically a web developer will use your office’s IP Addresses to filter out the visits from your office to your website during web traffic analysis.
IP Addresses can also be used to block or allow computers to different parts of a website. This can be useful to block parts of a website that should only be viewed by certain devices.