Static IP Address on UbuntuServer

I believe there maybe a different way of doing this in version 18.04, but I think I have version 16.

lsb_release -a
Responds: Description Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
Responds: Opens the interfaces file
Note: iface eth0 inet dhcp — that means that I’m currently set to DHCP vs. Static

Made some edit and adds to this file:
Edits: From dhcp to static
Add: Everything else — I confirmed my Internet router info is correct in file
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

Note: To save and quit from vim — :wq

Reboot the server: sudo reboot (Note: There may be a more elegant way)
Note: I had been logged in to my Netgear, and before connecting to UbuntuServer, noticed that the IP is now — which is correct

Make a connection:
ssh paul@

Ping the outside:
ping — that worked.

Summary: Now I have a static ip address on UbuntuServer 16.04