DNS questions


#1

I currently have a game server that I host off my own home connection, which is a dynamic ip address. I currently use no-ip services to redirect a registered domain name to the game server. I want to open a web forum and download area for updates and patches, but I’m wondering if the web server has a specific ip address that I could redirect to using my no-ip account? That way, I can still use my dynamic ip address at home for the game, and use DH to host my forum and files, while still using my domain name.


#2

You can choose to buy a dedicated IP. That will be semi-static. Read the Hosting options for more information.
It says something about custom DNS on the comparison chart, and in the glossary, so have a look there too.

Btw, if you are just using DH for forum/files then why do you need a static IP? You can just use your URL to direct people here.


#3

The easier way would be to point DNS for the domain to our nameservers, create a hostname within no-ip.com (blah.no-ip.com), and then point a CNAME (alias) from blahblah.example.com (your domain) to blah.no-ip.com.

That’s what I usually recommend people do in situations like this.

Hope this helps.