What are the benefits of stack switches?

What sort of network would benefit from switch stacking? Are there any drawbacks to taking this approach? What would be an alternative to stack switches?

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Thanks @Ender Kefoglu, this is a really helpful answer! 

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Stack switches will save multiple IP, a single IP will use for complete stack and get more ports on switch. No need to manage multiple switches. single adminsitation.

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Stack switches are useful mainly in configuration - they appear to the rest of the network as one single switch, making them easier to configure.

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