Four Benefits of Static IPs for Your Business
When computers and devices are connected online, each device is assigned a unique IP address—a random set of numbers that identify each device on a network and enable them to communicate.
This special identifier—the dynamic IP address—changes when devices are restarted or the network router is turned off. To the average home user, this ever-changing number has little impact and likely goes unnoticed, because the address itself doesn’t affect the ability to use the device online.
IP addresses, however, don’t always have to change. Unlike a dynamic IP, a static IP remains constant—and for businesses, that has several advantages.
Consider these four benefits of static IPs for your business network:
1. Data Exchange
Static IPs can be used to easily connect devices to share large files over the network. FTP servers can be set up with a static IP to transfer files efficiently and securely.
2. Less Downtime
Dynamic IPs are always changing. That means more work for your server as it refreshes to update device IPs. Static IPs reduce the risk of server interruptions.
Businesses that use Voice-over IP phone systems and other broadband-connected applications to communicate have a more reliable and higher-quality connection with a static IP.
4. Call Forwarding
This feature allows for calls to be forwarded from a business phone directly to any other number or device.
5. Remote Access
With a fixed address from a static IP, it’s possible with remote access software to connect to your computer or device no matter where you are.