What Is a Server ID: Reach Server External Address/Internal Address
Certain configuration parameters are often necessary to know to perform certain tasks, such as opening ports or mounting servers. Here we are going to show you how to get them. Follow this simple guide to know what is a server id of yours:
Your server ID is your unique identifier. When you register yourself with your hosting provider like GoLaunchE, you get assigned a unique server-id that you can easily view on the info page.
This multi-digit number can be used in many cases. Sometimes you require it for the software you use such as WordPress, Joomla, FTP software, cPanel login URLs, webmail. Moreover, sometimes you require locating any kind of address in the Database.
Your server-id highly depends on whether you need to access the server externally or locally.
What is Server ID: External Address
By External access, we mean to reach your server via your Computer, your server, any remote computer, or even with your SmartPhone. Your server will ask for your unique domain name or the registered user name and password of yours. In that way, your server will identify you without any issue.
For services like FTP or the cPanel login, it may require a username and password to identify you. In that scenario, you can use any address that is pointed out to the specific server. For instance:
1. Server IP Address: It is always addressed with your welcoming email also in the primary IP address of yours.
Keep in mind: Mostly, it is not identical to your website IP address. Do not use it as a record while you are setting up your DNS for the domain.
2. Server Address/HostName: that is your unique and qualified domain name.
Follow this simple guide on how to access your Linux and Windows Shared, Cloud, and Reseller Server address/HostName:
Linux and Windows Shared, Cloud, and Reseller Account
- Sign-in to your customer account.
- From the Dashboard> select the Manage Package option right under your required hosting package.
- At the top> click on the Setting icon. In this way, you can select your hosting package.
- Your Server Host Name is written beneath the Server
Tip: you can also find your server name in your welcoming email. This could also be used as your User Control Panel address.
For VPS and Dedicated Servers
Follow this simple guide on how to access VPS and Dedicated Servers Server Address/HostName:
- Check your Welcoming email in your inbox.
- Your server name would be stated in your Activation or welcoming email.
- To make it function you first need to configure your DNS dedicated for your VPS or the dedicated server respectively. With DNS configuration it will not work.
- You can easily define your server name while registering it.
Bottom Line: The server name may be written in your welcoming email when you were buying the hosting, but still you have to perform the correct DNS configuration
What is Server ID: Internal Address
Your internal server address is the LOCALHOST. You can use it for any software, service, configuring any SMTP plugin for the WordPress or any other CMS, as well for any reference tool in the case of the same server.
This address will always point out to you to the same server apart from any external DNS configuration. Thus saving your time and preventing issues.
What is an IP?
An IP address is a 4-byte code, separated by periods that can have values between 0 and 255 (Example: 127.0.0.1). It is used to identify a host (computer or server) on a network, either local or extensive.
It is necessary to distinguish between Private IP or Network IP, and public or Internet IP.
What is a private IP?
It is the one that has a computer or network device within it, that is, the code to locate it within a local area network.
What is a public IP?
The public IP is one that a computer or network has to establish communication between itself and a wide area network (WAN – Internet). This IP is called public since when a connection is established with another host, this address is sent as a parameter so that it can reply.
Can public and private IP be the same?
In the case of being a single computer that does not belong to a network and connected through a modem or a single-station router, the two IPs are the same, since the network information is obtained directly from the device that provides the connection.
In case of having a multipoint router, or a network, these IP’s differ.
How to know my public IP?
Very simple, it only takes you a simple click. If your ISP uses some kind of proxy-cache, its IP will also appear.
Other methods of knowing your public IP are, on an IRC client such as mIRC, as you connect to a server, it shows you your “Local Host” and your IP:
From mIRC, we can also use the command // say $ IP to show it to us (Always in a window of status, since if you do it on a channel, it will show your IP on that channel).
In the mIRC options, in the connection – local info section, your public IP address also appears when you are connected to a server.
What is my private IP?
In a very simple way. In the previously described cases (not being in the network and having a modem or router in a single station) the public and private IP are the same. If not, here are some ways to find out:
Using MS-Dos: Open an ms-dos window (Start – run – cmd) and run the following command: ipconfig/all
With this command, we obtain enough information:
- The name of our host
- The private IP
- The address of the gateway (the private IP of our router)
- The DNS servers, and
- The physical address of our network card (MAC)
Can you have more than one private IP on a single computer?
If you have more than one network card on the same computer, is it Ethernet or wireless, each network card can have a different IP address configured. If they both had the same private IP and were enabled at the same time, major errors would occur.
In case, you don’t know what is a server id of yours we recommend you to first check your welcoming email. In most of the cases, your external server address is written there. While for the internal address, you can use the LocalHost.
Still, have any queries? Ask us in the comment section or check GoLaunchE extensive knowledgebase, each has a step-by-step guide to solve your issue.