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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Hosting webserver sithout static ip

    I am planning to host a ubuntu web server (connected to internet). I dont have a static ip. How ever i have the domain names. Can I host a webserver without a static ip??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alabama, USA
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Hosting webserver sithout static ip

    If you have dynamic IP addresses, it's probably against your ISP's ToS to run a web server for more than personal use (check on this.)

    Some DNS services will have a feature that lets you update your IP by visiting a web address. Just add this address to a cron job

  3. #3
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    Feb 2008
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Hosting webserver sithout static ip

    Also have a look at I believe it has competitors.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Re: Hosting webserver sithout static ip

    If your domain registrar has advanced DNS services you can use a CNAME entry + DynDNS to get something that would work reasonably well. It works ok for personal use, but isn't a good solution for a production site.

    Assuming you are using as your custom domain and have a DynDNS account that always resolves to your external IP, add a CNAME record for (ex): --(CNAME)-->

    The interfaces for setting up DynDNS on your router and using advanced DNS from your registrar vary greatly, so YMMV.

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