Dynamic IP Update Service is simply a way of attaching a static hostname to
a dynamic IP address.
On the Internet, there are a limited number of IP addresses. When you connect to
your ISP, you are assigned a temporary IP address that other computers use to find
you while you are connected. Once you disconnect, that IP address is given to someone
else, and so on. If you are trying to operate a gaming server, personal web server,
or any other service that requires other computers to be able to find you, they
need to know what your IP address is. This is not easy if your IP address is dynamic,
like most people's are, because you will have to keep telling everyone what
your current IP address is (comparable to changing your phone number every day).
When do you need Dynamic IP Update?
You need Dynamic IP Update, if you have a dynamic IP address and like to run
your own server and/or services, like
- your own Mail Server
- your own Web Server
- your own Gaming Server
- or simply remote access to your PCs through the internet using any kind of
technology and software.
a dynamic DNS service, like
you can get a static name to attach to that ever-changing IP address. Now, you just
give out your static hostname instead of your IP address, and only tell the service
what your IP address is. This way everyone will be able to find you quickly when
you are online.
Dynamic IP Update Service automatically updates your IP at the
dynamic DNS service everytime it changes. It is implemented as a reliable, managed
Windows Service. Updating an IP address at a dynamic dns service
provider is a light weight action which should happen seamlessly in the background.
This does not need an over-featured software with lots of megabytes. Dynamic
IP Update is a small footprint windows service, straight forward in its task and