What is an IP Address?

An IP Address is a unique address that is assigned to both a computer and a computer network. IP stands for Internet Protocol, where it is typically use to identify a computer within a computer network or a computere network online.

What happens if we didn't have an IP addresses

Having an IP address is cucial for both the internet and a local network. If no one had an IP address, a computer cannot be identified at all, which is pretty bad. Without an address, a computer will not get identified by a network nor can it connect to a server, since the computer and the server will not know where to receive and send the data to.