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Win Server 2008 R2 with dyanmic IP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by clutchguy, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. clutchguy

    clutchguy Thread Starter

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    I have a home server that I'm using to host a site with a domain purchased from Go Daddy. I understand how to set up a static IP address on Win Server 2008, but my provider will not allow for me to purchase a static IP because I'm a home customer, not a business.
    My question is this: should I just ipconfig my ip address every seven days and then change my server's address? Is there a software alternative? Is it necessary for me to change it at all?
    Thanks!
     
  2. srhoades

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    I don't understand why you need to change your server's IP. As long as your are port forwarding 80 to the servers private IP then the only thing that changes every 7 days is your public IP. GoDaddy has a dynamic IP service you can purchase which will automatically update your DNS records when your public IP changes.
     
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