Small Business Support

Help with Static IP Addresses

A Static IP is a network address that is permanently assigned to an individual computer or account. Computers use IP addresses to locate and talk to each other on the Internet, much the same way people use phone numbers to locate and talk to one another on the phone.

If you have the following Internet services, you may be required to have a Static IP address:

  • Web site hosting
  • E-commerce
  • Video conferencing
  • Remote access to computers over the Internet
  • Access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

From CenturyLink, you can get either a Static or Dynamic IP address as an add-on to your Internet service.

Static IP’s do not change. They are fixed and permanently identify a specific computer.

Dynamic IP’s are IP addresses that change each time you log on to your computer and access the Internet. They are invisible to the Internet and ideal if you don’t need a permanent (static) IP address.

Most CenturyLink Internet customers can purchase Static IP addresses either singly or in blocks.

Get help with Static IP ordering, setup and troubleshooting.