In this blog post, i will show you how to map your Synology http address to your own domain, even if you don’t have a static IP address.
If you dont have a static IP address, you are using a Dynamic name service provider like no-ip or synology’s own service. Those services provide you with the address you currently use to access your synology outside your network.
So in this tutorial I will show you how to access your Synolgoy with your own subdomain:
From: mydomain.synology.me to mydomain.com
Buy a domain name
First of all, buy or login to your domain name provider. I use Hover for all my domain names.
If you also want to register your domain at Hover, click on this link or the picture below for a 2$ discount, when you sign up an account with them. Disclosure: I get also $2 discount, thanks!! 🙂
Get a $2 discount if you purchase your domain with Hover
Create a subdomain and point it to your Synology
You don’t need to create a subdomain, but I use the main domain for a website, so I created a subdomain in hover for my diskstation: ds.yourdomainname.com
So, If your domain name is example.com, we will create a subdomain named: ds.example.com
Let’s do that in Hover:
- Hostname: Add your subdomain
- Record type: CNAME
- Target host: Your current address: yourdomain.synology.me
Now you can login with your own domain:
Secure your Synology with SSL encryption (or https)
The main reason for doing this for me, was to enable the possibility to add a SSL certificate and encrypt all my communications to and from the Synology.