IP stands for Internet Protocol. It is a numerical address separated by decimal points that defines the Internet address (location) of a certain connection, user, or server. Every time you log onto the Internet, your PC obtains an IP. A static IP means that it does not change. A dynamic IP means that the IP changes from time to time. For example most dial-up, cable, and DSL lines get a different IP assigned to them from a large pool each time you log on. All internet servers have static IP's so people can always find them!