Servers and Services > Dynamic DNS
If you would like to make your hosts accessible from the internet (Don’t forget about security then!), but do not have a domain name that points to your Mac, you will need a Dynamic DNS Service.
If your network is connected to the internet via a router and it can handle Dynamic DNS Services, then you don’t need to configure it with MAMP PRO.
Otherwise you will need to register with a Dynamic DNS Service and enter the user name and password into the appropriate fields. Then you will need to tell MAMP PRO when to inform the Dynamic DNS provider about a change in your Macs IP address. It may be necessary when you restart your computer or a DSL/Cable modem re/establishes a connection.
- Include Dynamic DNS service in GroupStart
Check to include the DNS Server in GroupStart. When activated the DNS Server will automatically start when the Servers button is pressed.
- Activate Service
- Only while a web server is running
- Permanently (as a System Service)
Account data for service
Select the tab view of your dynamic dns service provider when you have an account with DNS-O-Matic, No-IP, dyn.com, or easydns.com. Select the Generic tab for all other dynamic dns service providers.
Enter the user name that was given to you by the provider of the Dynamic DNS Service.
Enter the password that was given to you by the provider of the Dynamic DNS Service.
Enter the update server name that was given to you by the provider of the Dynamic DNS Service.
- Generic DNS
A generic dns service can be used as long as the update server is configured to handle the update url as follows:
The following url field should be placed in the Server field, and nothing more.
MAMP PRO adds the following parameters to the end of the url.
MAMP PRO will replace the placeholders in curly quotes with the necessary information.
A How-To on using spdyn can be found here.
- Path to Dynamic DNS log file
Events from the Dynamic DNS service will be recorded in a log file.