A hostname is an easy-to-remember name that corresponds to a numerical IP address. With No-IP, a hostname can be used to connect to a device or service on a network using a memorable name, instead of an IP address.
Here are some things you can do with a hostname from No-IP:
Connect to a Remote Desktop or Server:
By using a hostname from No-IP, you can easily connect to a remote desktop or server, even if the IP address changes. This can be useful for remote workers, IT administrators, and anyone who needs to access a device or service remotely.
Run a Website or Web Application:
You can use a hostname from No-IP to point to your website or web application. This allows you to use a memorable name for your website or web application, instead of a long and hard-to-remember IP address.
Access a Networked Device:
A hostname from No-IP can be used to access networked devices, such as printers, scanners, or media servers. This makes it easy to locate and connect to these devices on the network.
Secure Remote Access:
By using a hostname from No-IP with a VPN, you can secure remote access to a network, device or application. This makes it possible to work remotely without compromising security.
Monitor Network Status:
You can use a hostname from No-IP to monitor the status of your network, including devices and services that are online or offline. This can help you identify and troubleshoot issues with your network.
By using a hostname from No-IP, you can simplify the management of your online presence and make it easier to connect to networked devices and services. Additionally, by using No-IP’s Dynamic DNS service, your hostname will always point to the correct IP address, even if it changes.