Establishing a web presence and unlocking the full potential of your hosting account is a gradual process. At some point, you may need to locate the shared IP address of your Shared Hosting server. But first, what exactly is a shared IP address, and how can you locate it? In this article, we will provide a brief overview of IP addresses, shared IP addresses, and how to find yours using cPanel.
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What Is An IP Address?
To begin, it’s important to have a basic understanding of IP addresses. Internet Protocol (IP) is a numerical label assigned to each domain on the internet. An IP address typically looks something like this: 123.345.567.789. Today, domain names have replaced the need for long strings of numbers in order to access websites. Imagine having to type in an IP address every time you wanted to visit a website!
What Is A Shared IP Address?
In contrast to a dedicated IP address, a shared IP address is utilized by multiple domains on a single server. Instead of each domain having its own unique IP address, all domains share the same IP address on the server. For most users, a shared IP address is sufficient because typical configurations do not require a dedicated IP address.
Viewing Your Shared IP Address
To locate your shared IP address, simply log into your cPanel and follow the steps below:
- Look for the “Server Information” section in cPanel.
- In the “Server Information” section, you will see the shared IP address listed. This is the IP address that is shared by all domains on the server.
Please note that the image provided with this article can serve as a helpful guide in navigating cPanel to locate your shared IP address.