Static IP address versus Dynamic: Should It Matter to You?
When you sign up with an Internet Service Provider you will either end up with a static IP address or a dynamic IP address, depending on the nature of your account.
IP address basics.
But first, a quick review. An IP address (the IPv4 version, which is the most common) consists of a string of numbers, separated by periods (dots).
Each IP address is separated into four segments by three periods. Here's an example: 10.48.29.12
Static. Stand. Stable. Yes, static IP addresses don't change.
The prefix dyna means "power": however, dynamic IP addresses aren't more powerful, but they do have the power to change (or be changed).
Most IP addresses assigned today by Internet Service Providers to customers are dynamic IP addresses. It's more cost effective for the ISP and you.
Most IP addresses assigned today by Internet Service Providers to customers are dynamic.
As you have read, there can change, but most of the time don't.
Source: What Is My IP Address.
Dynamic To Static iP
There is a option to make it static, by using noip.com.
Dynamic DNS client
A dynamic DNS host name is linked up to the user's dynamic IP address.
Whenever the IP changes a dynamic DNS client will send an update to No-IP with the current IP address and then No-IP propagates the DNS change to the Internet within seconds.
To facilitate IP address updates, No-IP has an open protocol that allows software developers and hardware manufacturers to communicate via HTTP to notify them of an IP address change.
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Connections from the internet to the data base:
$database IP= "10.48.29.12";
$database IP= "10.48.29.12:3306";
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$database IP= "station_name.ddsn.net";
$database IP= "station_name.ddsn.net:3306";