Use this cPanel feature to utilize the Domain Name System (DNS) to resolve a host-name that exists on an external network with a dynamic IP address.
A dynamic IP address will change, while a static IP address will stay the same.
Important: To use this feature, your hosting provider must perform the following actions:
Configure nameservers for the active Domains on your cPanel account in WHM’s DNS Cluster interface
• WHM >> Home >> Clusters >> DNS Cluster.
• Register nameservers for the active domains on your cPanel account.
• You must configure your cPanel account’s active domain names to use the nameservers that your hosting provider registers in cPanel’s Zone Editor interface
cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor
The Dynamic DNS interface displays a table that contains your DDNS domains and their information.
You can also perform actions for the domain names that you select. The table contains the following information:
To create a new DDNS domain, click Create. The Dynamic DNS interface will appear.
Then, perform the following steps:
Note: This IP address will update when you configure your router or device.
Note: In this example, “files” is the subdomain and “Office File Server” is the description name.
The following example shows how to setup a DDNS domain for a business or home network:
Your curl command should resemble the following example:
curl -s https://example.com/cpanelwebcall/mxuocxrwqhhoobgzaomlpznagidlwnbr
We recommend that you consult your device’s documentation for the proper configuration steps.
The following lists contain links to the more popular open-source router and firewall configurations:
You may need to provide an SSL certificate, so the device can connect over an encrypted connection.
To view and copy the domain’s SSL certificate, click View SSL Certificate.
Important: We strongly recommend using SSL to prevent your login information from being sent unencrypted.
Once you complete the router configuration, your router will use the webcall URL to update cPanel’s DDNS feature when its dynamic IP address updates.
To update a webcall URL or delete a DDNS domain, perform the following steps:
Select one of the following options:
Important: You cannot undo this action.
Deleting a DDNS domain does not delete its SSL certificate.
Important: We strongly recommend that you use a secure connection to your router or device.
To view the contents of a DDNS domain name’s SSL certificate, click View SSL Certificate. A new interface will appear.
You can then copy the SSL certificate’s contents to your DDNS-enabled device.
Note: Each device’s interface is unique. Consult your device’s documentation for specific installation instructions.
On the device that you are configuring for DDNS, search for a tab called HTTPS, DDNS, or SSL/TLS Certificate, or something similar.
This tab could be in an Advanced or WAN menu. You can copy the contents of the text boxes from this interface into your device’s text boxes.
Use cPanel’s SSL/TLS Status interface
cPanel >> Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS
To check the status of your DDNS domain’s certificate.
To request a new SSL certificate for a DDNS domain name.
You can also use the SSL/TLS Status interface if your DDNS domain displays the No certificate available for this domain message.
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