As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans, which is a bit of a bummer. Still, they’re not the only option if you need a hostname to use to access your home computers from anywhere, and you don’t want to spend money for it. Here are some alternatives.
To be fair to the folks at DynDNS, $ 25/yr isn’t a lot to ask if you have something set up at home that you like to access on the go, like a Plex server for streaming media, a personal cloud with all of your important files, or maybe a small web server you have running in your house. Still, just because you can spend a few bucks doesn’t mean you have to, especially if all you need is the most basic service. Let’s build a list of some great alternative options if you’re lamenting the loss of your DynDNS account.
We have some of our own, and we’ll share them in the discussions below, but instead of just throwing a list of items together, we want you to share your favorite podcasts with us too, on the same terms. Here’s how to format your recommendation:
- Include an image or logo of the company or service.
- One service per comment, please! Let’s keep it simple and easy to read—if you have multiple suggestions, add them as separate comments!
- Try not to repeat suggestions! If you see someone who’s already shared a service you like or have used, click the star to give it a boost, then reply to their comment with why you think it’s awesome!
- Tell us why you chose this alternative. Why do you think this option is a good one? Maybe you’ve moved to it yourself, or you’ve used it for a while with great results. Maybe they’re free and functional, and you can’t ask for more. Whatever it is, sound off!
So then, let’s begin! We’ll get you started with some of our favorite free DynDNS alternatives, but we’re really interested in yours, so fire away!