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What is my connecting IP Address?

Public IP Address

An ISP service provider assigns public IP addresses and operates outside a closed network. Public IP Address is the type of IP address that a home network uses to connect with the rest of the internet's devices.

This allows you to connect your home computer to an ISP, allowing you to access other websites worldwide by communicating with their hosted servers.

How to locate Public IP Address

HostGator will often ask you for your connecting IP address for configuration or troubleshooting purposes. The easiest way to determine your public (not local) IP address is by using Google to search for 'what is my IP' or go to https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+my+ip. Google will display the IP Address in the search results.

For further assistance, contact HostGator support via phone or Live Chat. You may also read our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions with various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.