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PCstats Q & A - Doing the DNS shuffle - PCstats Q & A - Doing the DNS shuffle
Mon, April 19 2004 | 10:23PM | PermaLink Feedback?

Our marathon fourteenth Q & A of the week comes from Antonio via the PCstats Feedback page . If you have a question you need answered right away, try our friendly forums for help too.

Q: I would like to know how I can get a static IP address even though I have a dynamic address. I know you have to pay when getting a static IP from an ISP, but I've already set up my web server at home and I'd like to have my own server and host my personal website on it. Someone told me that, you could get your static IP with a script, can you provide me with the script?

A: You don't need a script, but what you do need is a service; a dynamic DNS service to be precise.

DNS (Domain Naming System) maps IP addresses to Internet URLs like . Normally this is a static process, meaning you give your IP address of your web server to whomever you registered your website name with and they associate it with the URL. Of course, if your IP address changes every time you connect to the Internet, this is completely useless since anyone entering your URL will get an old IP which no longer connects to your web server.

The solution is to use one of the many dynamic DNS providers. These free services allow you to create a DNS name (URL) for your website (out of a limited selection) and will install a small client application on your computer which monitors your IP address and updates the URL each time it changes. In this way, every time your web server receives a new IP address, the dynamic DNS service will update the URL pointing to it with the new information. As far as anyone coming to your website from the Internet is concerned, you now have a static IP.

If you do not like the DNS names you can create with the dynamic DNS service, nothing is stopping you from linking them to the website name you registered. For example, if you registered and created a dynamic DNS account for the url, go to the company you registered with and enter as the location of your webserver. Anyone who visits your site will be bounced to the dynamic DNS site and from there to the correct IP of your web server.

DynDNS and No-IP are two of several dynamic IP providers out there.

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