One that is fixed and never changes. This is in contrast to a dynamic IP address which may change at any time. Most ISP’s can offer to assign a single static IP or a block of static IP’s for a few extra bucks a month and may require you upgrading to a business account. Dynamic IP Address: One that is not static and could change at any time. This type is issued to you from a pool of addresses allocated by your ISP or DHCP Server. This is for a large number of customers that do not require the same address all the time for a variety of reasons. Your computer will automatically get this number as it logs on to the network and saves you the trouble of having to know details regarding the specific network configurations. This number can be assigned to anyone using a dia-up connection, Wireless and High Speed Internet connections. If you need to run your own email server or web server, it would be best to have a static IP address.