What is the advantage and disadvantage of static IP?

A static IP address is where a computer keeps the same IP address every time it connects to the Internet. The advantage of a static IP is that you should not experience a lapse in Internet connection as you would do with a dynamic IP. A disadvantage of a static IP is that some websites only allow a certain amount of content to be downloaded. The user would have to change their IP address to be able to download more data.