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Dynamic DNS

Log in to your cPanel>>domain section >> Dynamic DNS

Step 1 – First, we need to set up the subdomain. So, sign in to your cPanel account.

Step 2 – After that, find the Dynamic DNS button, and it should be close to the Zone Editor button. Click the Dynamic DNS button.

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Step 3 – A window will appear labeled as Dynamic DNS. Click the Create button in that window.

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Step 4 – Now, you need to enter the name of your subdomain. For instance, you can create a subdomain for your business or home files. After creating a subdomain, you can access your home or office files from any location. For this example, we will use the “files” subdomain.

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rent IP address; this is a one-time procedure. After successfully executing the DDNS, the system will automatically update the IP address. We talked about this in the How Does the DDNS Work section.

Step 05 – Now, give the domain name. Type Home File Server or Office File Server. Or any other name.

Step 06 – Finally, click on the Create button. Now, cPanel will create a subdomain. And it will also generate a unique URL. This unique URL is known as a web call.

Note – Your router or server will use this web call address to notify of IP changes to the cPanel.

Configure the Router for DDNS

If you follow the above step correctly, now you are very close to hosting a Dynamic DNS domain with cPanel. In this section, we will talk about the router configuration for DDNS.

For every router, DDNS client, or firewall, there is a different method for configuring DDNS domains.

Most time, you will have to execute the following processes.

  • You have to identify your router’s Dynamic DNS interface.
  • Then, you need to select a DDNS provider.

Then you have to provide the SSL certificate. Providing an SSL certificate will enable your device to connect through an encrypted connection. Click the VIEW SSL CERTIFICATE button on the Dynamic DNS window to open SSL certificate details.

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SSL Certificate – It is a bit of code that runs on the web browser. This SSL certificate provides much-needed security for online communication. Whenever a web browser tries to contact your website, the SSL certificate immediately enables the encrypted connection.

If you follow the above steps correctly, you can configure your router correctly. After this process, the router will

use a web call URL to notify the cPanel when its IP address changes.

Note – Sometimes, configuring your router can be tricky; Because the configuring process might change from router to router. So, you might have to find the software documentation for your router, and you can find this documentation on the Internet.

So if you ever get into trouble, make sure to do some research. A bit of extra knowledge is always better.

Wrap Up

We hope that, with this article, you were able to gather some important knowledge when it comes to DDNS domains. If you follow this article properly, you know about DNS and DDNS, static IP, and dynamic IP. And most importantly, now you have a proper understanding of how to host a Dynamic DNS domain with cPanel.