A static IP address has many advantages, yet can be difficult or expensive to obtain and configure. Dynamic DNS is a more affordable option and works regardless if you have a dynamic or static IP address.
Dynamic DNS provides the capability for a networked device to notify a DNS server to change, in real time, the active DNS configuration of its configured hostnames, addresses or other information. It has a number of benefits, including:
- Ease & Efficiency – There’s no need to go from PC to PC setting up static addresses every time your network infrastructure changes.
- Accessibility – You can access your system using a consistent name in the URL even though the IP address changes.
- Savings – You only need as many addresses as will be in use at any one time, rather than having one for every possible user of IP.
If you’re a business user working remotely with VPN, requiring remote access for devices, or just hosting a website or personal blog, Dynamic DNS is a clear choice.
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