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I just got my own domain for email alerts, and I want to forward some stuff to it. Like my torrent web interface, and my Plex 

 

Right now I just have a subdomain forwarding to the external IP and port, but  if my IP changed it would be broken (I don't have static)

 

Would the best solution be to get the this? - http://dyn.com/standard-dns/

 

Or is there a way to achieve this from my Windows Server 2012E? 

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Use the GoDaddy or eNom central option. It includes a dynamic DNS update feature built in, and imports the SSL cert for you.

These are built in and don't require (much) work.

 

 

Otherwise, there are plenty of provides, and a lot of them have automatic IP updating apps (or can be done on your router).

 

But you'd want to make sure you have an SSL cert for the server. It's required for the remote website, as well as the remote desktop gateway.

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Okay, so I have no-ip DNS forwarding setup so my domain goes to my home IP

 

Now what I want to do is have plex.domain.com go to plex on my home network, and keep the plex.domain.com instead of switching to domain.com:32400 where plex is

 

How could I go about doing this? 

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Most free/paid dns services allows you to have redirects. That, in your case would mean that plex.domain.com will be re-directed to domain.com:32400

As this is on a different port you have to do re-directs (or you need to install a reverse proxy, nothing you normally would want to do)

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Who is your hosting provider? Do they offer DDNS? If so, you should be able to use it, along with a small app you run on your gateway (I do mine on Untangle) or on your server. The app monitors your WAN IP and updates the DDNS at your provider when your WAN IP changes.

 

As direktorn says, you should be able to use Redirects. The redirect would, as in the example, forward plex.yourdomainname.com to yourdomainname.com:32400. You would set up a port forward to send data coming in on port 32400 to your Plex server.

 

It's not really that hard; it's just that a few steps are required.

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I'm using eNom Central (one of the built in options). And if I go to the dashboard for my account, I can add redirects to specific URLs. And you could definitely add ports to the URL.

 

But unless you have a pressing reason, you should probably open the port. Less chance of issues with Plex.

 

Alternatively, you could use URL Rewrites to host other web sites as sub-directories on your site. Such as my subsonic site: https://drashna.net/subsonic/

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DNS providers don't, but IIS absolutely does.  And it's fairly simple to setup.

http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php/tutorials/article/98-configure-iis-for-reverse-proxy/

(I won't apologize for cross posting)

 

And as I said... http://subsonic.drashna.net/ is set up at my DNS provider to forward to https://drashna.net/subsonic/ :)

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