Since IP Addresses are difficult to remember, and often change weekly, it is strongly recommended to use a Dynamic DNS to access your server instead of a bare IP Address.
DuckDNS is the preferred free DynamicDNS system, because it is well documented, easy to use, and free. But any other Dynamic DNS service could work. You can even host a basic website this way (though too much traffic might be in violation of your home broadband policy).
# Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/ddclient.conf daemon=300 pid=/var/run/ddclient.pid ssl=yes use=web, web=dynamicdns.park-your-domain.com/getip protocol=namecheap server=dynamicdns.park-your-domain.com # don't change this login=archivis.me # your domain here password=d5af754af8fc8b0 # dynamic DNS password @ # domain or subdomain
This will set an
archivis.me domain. You can also set a subdomain by replacing the
@ with the subdomain:
bibanon.archivis.me in addition.
/etc/default/ddclient, and set these options in the config file :
# cannot be enabled at the same time as the daemon run_ipup="false" # enable daemon at boot run_daemon="true"
Ensure that the configuration is working:
sudo ddclient -daemon=0 -debug -verbose -noquiet
sudo systemctl restart ddclient
Check whether the
ddclientservice worked. If not, edit ddclient.
sudo systemctl status ddclient
ddclientservice at boot:
sudo systemctl enable ddclient