Money management is one of the most crucial parts of a business. Naturally, most people want to save money and take on as many roles themselves as possible in order to maximize their bottom line, including managing their own IP network. This involves a number of things like setting up and managing various security cameras, accessing servers remotely or ensuring their websites are up and running at all times. Although it is possible to manage all of these moving parts yourself, the logistics are difficult to manage and check up on independently, especially when you have to deal with changing IP addresses and connections going down. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to find a Managed DNS provider that provides Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) services. Even if you are running a single business that doesn’t require a lot of capital, a DDNS service will work well for you in so many ways.
These days, technology is embedded in our everyday lives, especially if you are running a business. It doesn’t matter how big or small your operation is, the more you incorporate technology into your business, the easier it is going to be to manage it and stay connected to your customers. A DDNS service provider is going to help you not only manage but stay on top of a lot of moving parts such as:
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Point of Sale (POS)
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Once you have all your IP devices set up, you might think you can relax and move on. However, setting up devices that are IP enabled means you will also be responsible for reconfiguring all of the links manually if your IP address changes, which it definitely will whenever your connection goes down or something happens with the hardware. Taking the time to resolve these issues manually not only takes a lot of time but can cost you money when your business has to come to a halt. Luckily, DDNS will always keep your hostname updated with no effort on your end. A perfect service is one that runs so smoothly in the background that you almost forget it exists!
If you don’t want to pay for a managed DNS service, then a self-sufficient option is to request for a static IP address from your Internet Service Provider. However, this is easier said than done – While you gain independence from a Managed DNS service provider, getting your own static IP address is already hard to come by and can cost you an additional $75 a year. A static IP address is also less secure than a DDNS system, which means you’ll have to pay for and manage your own antivirus software. Plus, you’ll want to use a cloud-based service for your cameras, VPN, etc., so you’ll have to pay an average of $30 per month for three cameras and $10 per month for a VPN. To top it all off, you would need to download and toggle between different apps to manage all of those. All these extra costs are not worth the headache when you can just use one subscription payment to a Managed DNS service that will take care of all these things anyways.
Keep Tabs From Afar
Being able to manage your business from afar is a sign of a healthy and growing business. Whether you are on a business trip, spending time with family, or simply at a different onsite location, it is so empowering to be able to feel confident that everything is running smoothly and at the same time be able to check up on it whenever you want. Remote access technology through DDNS gives you the power to ensure that your security cameras are up and running, your web server is running smoothly, and there are no hiccups for you or your customers.
Starting a new system or changing it up altogether can be intimidating even to the most seasoned technical person. Having the ability to not just email, but call and reach out to a kind and helpful human makes things a lot easier. Instead of scrolling the message boards to hopefully find some helpful tips, you can save time getting help from someone that wants to make sure you succeed. Plus, Having a Managed DNS service provider not only helps you manage everything in one place but also gives you the means and the tools to make changes at any time. Just because you have a managed DNS provider does not necessarily mean you have no control -You can be as involved and as hands-off as you want.
No-IP.com’s free service allows you to keep what you have and the tools to bring it all together and make it more manageable. However, as you acquire more devices or your business starts scaling, you might find yourself needing a package that better fits your growth. No-IP.com’s Enhanced Dynamic DNS and Plus Managed DNS packages are not only easy to upgrade to but they are priced competitively with lots of great tools and additions to equip your expanding IP network. Learn more about what No-IP’s products can do to help you and your business.