For basic no-frills DDNS redirection, that’s all there is to it.Let’s look at the next important step: setting up your home network to automatically update the servers for you.
A DNS server resolved your human-friendly request of into a machine-friendly address that sent you, probably in a hundredth of a second or less, to Facebook.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could set up the same trick for your home network? It’s easy to for big companies to set up domain names like because the address of their web server is static (once they have the IP address it doesn’t change). People with residential connections get a dynamically assigned IP address.
Your ISP has a big pool of addresses and they share them with everyone on an as-needed-basis.
However back in 2014 they did away with their free plan (which was a perfect fit for the vast majority of home users), and went paid-only.
Thankfully, more than a few providers have popped up to fill that free-for-the-little-guy DDNS hosting niche.
Before dive into the tutorial and before we even start talking about what dynamic DNS (DDNS) is, let’s start with the basics–what DNS even is.