How does No-IP works?

What is No-IP?

The No-IP is a dynamic DNS service that takes your dynamic IP address and makes it act as though it is static by pointing a static hostname to it and checking every 5 minutes for changes to your IP address.

Working process of No-IP

Most people have dynamic IP addresses If they have a broadband Internet connection at home, which makes it difficult to access their network, website, or every-day devices such as a home file server, home automation system, or security camera.

To solve this issue, a Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) can supply a continually updated address, allowing the user to type in a constant, static, easy-to-remember name that ensures they will be connected.

If your IP address changes, then Dynamic Update Client updates your hostname with the current IP address. This means you can run a server from home and access your computer, or IP camera remotely. The No-IP Managed DNS service makes your website reliable and super redundant by handling your website's DNS.

 

So, why would you want to find your computer on the Internet in the first place?

There are several reasons why you may want to know your dynamic IP address -

  • View and control an IP cam from anywhere
  • Connect to your computer via Remote Desktop Connection and access your files
  • Stream audio and video from your home media server to any location in the world

 

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