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Old 03-10-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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Home web server and dynamic IP

I want to install my own server at home and I have a hurdle that I need help with.

My ISP is Adelphia and I only get a Dynamic IP for my service. They do not offer static IP service.

Is there a way to get around this?
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Google for Dynamic DNS. I think there's some free services that allow this, but many have some cost. You basically install a client on your server that updates the DNS server with it's new address.

Note that before you shell out for this, you should set up your server and call a friend to have them log in. Many ISP block port 80 incoming to keep you from hosting servers. Also, if you start eating up bandwidth with your server (either through a hack or just a lot of traffic) your agreement may be terminated because most home accounts have a clause that disallow hosting servers (which is why they give you like 10MB of space on their server). A buddy of mine was using his home service to host a web server and had his account terminated by Charter. But many other people get away with it all the time...
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Have a look at or similar services.
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You don't need a static IP address for this. Have a look at, you can get your domain delegated to them so that their name servers point your domain to your IP address. You should run a dyndns client (available from them) so that when your IP address changes it advises

There are plenty of providers for dynamic DNS - I use as an example because I have a custom account with them and it works...
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You can use services such as no-ip and dyndns.
Old 03-10-2006, 04:33 PM   #6
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Thank you guys for the links.


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