Servers should always be given a static IP Address to ensure it can be quickly resolved and any applications using the IP address do not need to be reconfigured.
An IP address (abbreviation of Internet Protocol address) is an identifier assigned to each computer and other device (e.g., printer, router, mobile device, etc.) connected to a TCP/IP network that is used to locate and identify the node in communications with other nodes on the network. IP addresses are usually written and displayed in human-readable notations, such as 172.16.254.1 in IPv4, and 2001:db8:0:1234:0:567:8:1 in IPv6.
Version 4 of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) defines an IP address …