Originally Posted by bilbus
if you say so.
because hosting a website with no-ip.com looks real good.
Whatever, if he wants to do it wrong his choice. You can run a server internaly to learn .. i disagree with using his family farm as his learning tool.
I see no need for personal attacks, just because i disagree with you gives you no right to attack me. He asked for ideas, i gave him mine you gave him yours let him decide.
well.. you clearly didn't read my post. I never said that you just registered a no-ip name as your site.
I said you register a subdomain, (we'll suggest farmDNS.no-ip.org to make the example easier).
then you point the name servers for your farm to ns1.farmDNS.no-ip.org,
your own name server on your IP address contains the records for your site, (thefarm.com) which is registered as a CNAME of farmDNS.no-ip.org
so, IF your IP changes, the no-ip client updates.
then your DNS server updates then your .com domain name updates.
now externally it looks as though you have a .com name registered in a normal way.
He's not doing it wrong, he's just doing it a way you either don't know or haven't thought of.
What's wrong with using his family site to learn on? he's got to learn somewhere, and since this actually has a point, he's much more likely to see it through than if he just set up a simple hello world site, or set up a personal blog or something.
(trust me from day to day I see all kinds of things that may be considered amature in big business networks)
and as I pointed out before, not everyone wants or even needs professional hosting.