It has been another tremendous week for Toople.com. Even though Christmas is just around the corner, we are pressing on. Not only are we selling more packages to SMEs every day we are also developing new services that I’m very excited about. 2017 promises to be a very exciting year for us; our plans are stimulating and our objectives realistic.
However, before we move on to 2017, I thought it would be beneficial to explain one of the standard options within our broadband packages; a static IP. What are they and what do they do?
Your IP – internet protocol – address is like the telephone number assigned to your router. Through your router is how you connect with the WWW.
At this juncture, it’s important to separate your home broadband router and the router for business. At home, every time you turn on your tablet/laptop/PC your router is assigned a new IP address; so basically, a new telephone number is assigned. This is called a dynamic IP. Aside from a “superhero” sounding name, a dynamic IP is suitable for home use. A revolving router address means your IP address refreshes which is beneficial for home cyber security.
If a dynamic IP changes regularly and is good for security, you want this in your business? Not entirely.
Static IP’s offer huge advantages to growing businesses and let’s take control of their digital presence. Together with control comes reliability, reliability means less downtime and more productivity for your thriving business. With all Toople.com broadband packages, we offer one static IP free of charge. Many of our competitors charge for this option, but knowing the benefits means you can demand this from your supplier before switching to us!
So what are the benefits of a static IP?
A service we are now rolling out is hosted or VoIP telephony. This uses the internet for your calling than a regular, traditional line. IT’S the future.
A static IP will allow you to set up a direct email exchange
If you have your own server and are self-sufficient, you will need a static IP for this
Like your server, if you want host your business’s websites, you’ll need a static IP. There are considerable annual costs savings for you here
With a static IP, you’ll able to allow your staff to work remotely through remotely working applications like: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/ https://www.remotepc.com/ https://get.gotomypc.com/ . Just think of their happiness through the productivity because they don’t have to traipse into the office every day!
On the whole, a static IP is more reliable because when your terminals boot up, they know instantly the router IP and they can gravitate to that. As our home routers uses dynamic IP addresses, it can – frustratingly – take a while to make a connection. If you didn’t know before, I hope I’ve helped!
There is a one drawback to a static IP. You can be susceptible to a “hack” from cyber criminals. However, if you follow our advice on preventing such an attack (link will be inserted), you’ll be better prepared.
Having a static IP is just one benefit of switching to toople.com. Enhanced download speeds, superior service and cost effectiveness means we’re on the side of thriving SMEs. To find out more, please call our UK based team on 08000 499499 or visit www.toople.com