DDNS services manage the DNS needs for your site, and are specialized for pointing your host name(s) toward a dynamic IP address that changes frequently. Most residential internet connections have a dynamic IP, which changes every time your computer or router connects to the internet. When this happens, it is detected by Super Simple Server, and an update is sent to the DDNS provider, which then updates the IP that your host name will resolve to.
Most of these DDNS providers allow you to create a host name under their own top-level names, like
. Others will allow you to use your own custom domain name that you've registered elsewhere. Often these services are completely free.
If you have registered your own full domain name, check with your registrar
to see if they already provide a free DDNS service. If so, you simply need to figure out the correct update URL, and that's it.
For additional information about DDNS, click here
Once you have selected a DDNS provider and created a host, you can download and run
Super Simple Server, and then setup a new site
If you know any good providers that are not on this list, or have feedback about any of them, please let us know in the forum
Free My IP
Web Site: https://freemyip.com
Create your own myhostname.freemyip.com very easily, you don't even need to make an account. Works good.
Web Site: https://now-dns.com
Works pretty good, has some good domains you can create hosts under, like dynip.org.
Web Site: http://freedns.afraid.org
Create a subdomain under thousands of available domains, or add your own domain to the pool. Paid upgrades available.
Web Site: https://www.noip.com/remote-access
Free with paid upgrades, make you click captcha every month to renew. Has a few good domains, like ddns.net.
Web Site: http://www.duckdns.org
Free, but you can only login via social media account.
- free third level domain name (hostname.dynu.com) or use your own domain name
- $10 sign up
- free, but no subdomains, you must use your own domain and point it at their nameservers
- free, no subdomains