Let’s say you want to access your home network from anywhere but your home IP keeps changing. You can rely on a combination of good memory and good luck or you could use a dynamic DNS service like NoIP or DynDNS, or you can build one for yourself using Amazon Route53.
To build your own dynamic DNS service you’ll need a few things:
- An AWS account.
- An Amazon Route53 hosted zone.
- An IAM user.
- A domain.
- Something that keeps the IP updated.
Let’s go step by step.
An AWS account
Not a lot to explain here, just go to AWS and create a new account. It will ask for a credit card but you’ll only be charged for what you use. Everything described here will cost you around $0.5 per month.
Anyway, when using AWS it’s always a good idea to use AWS Budgets …