IP stands for Internet Protocol and it generally refers to an Internet Address.
There are two commonly used IP versions: IP version 4, shortened as IPv4, and IP version 6 as IPv6.
In the case of IPv4, these addresses are represented by 4 bytes expressed
from 0-255 and separated by a dot or period. An example of such an address
could be 192.168.0.1 or 255.255.255.255 at the extreme.
In the case of IPv6, these addresses are typically represented by eight groups
of four hexadecimal numbers, and an example of these could