I am upgrading this guys webpage. He gave me a "host"... (same # you found for the server) and a user name and password. Im assuming this is all I need. My question is, what do I do with the "host #"...? Is it like an ip address...?
An IP address is the reverse of the hostname. In most cases each hostname (such as xp-erience.org) has a reverse (the IP address). If you have a hostname, use that to connect to. The only need for the IP address is for the name server and other various reasons.