Servers and Services > Dynamic DNS

If you want to make your hosts accessible from the Internet (don’t forget security!), but do not have a domain name pointing to your PC, you will need a Dynamic DNS service.

If your network is connected to the Internet through a router and it can handle Dynamic DNS services, then you don’t need to configure it with MAMP PRO.

Otherwise, you will need to register with a Dynamic DNS service and enter the username and password in the appropriate fields. Then you need to tell MAMP PRO when to inform the Dynamic DNS provider about a change in your Mac’s IP address. This may be necessary when you reboot your computer or when a DSL/cable modem reconnects.

Note: To use the Dynamic DNS features, you must register with one of the supported providers. This is independent of MAMP PRO and is not a service provided by MAMP GmbH.


  • Include Dynamic DNS service in GroupStart
    Check to include the DNS server in GroupStart. If enabled, the DNS server will start automatically when the Servers button is pressed.

  • Activate Service
    • Only while a web server is running
    • Permanently (as a System Service)

  • Account data for service

    Select the tab view of your dynamic dns service provider when you have an account with DNS-O-Matic,,, or For all other dynamic DNS service providers, select the Generic tab.

    • User name:
      Enter the user name that was given to you by the provider of the Dynamic DNS Service.

    • Password:
      Enter the password that was given to you by the provider of the Dynamic DNS Service.

    • Server:
      Enter the server name … .

  • Path to Dynamic DNS log file
    Events from the Dynamic DNS service are recorded in a log file.