I have a website that is connected using replit but I am planning on switching it to my PC is it possible to use my computer IP Address?, I tried earlier and It just showed an error in the browser
I am not familiar with that service yet.
May I ask if the IP address for your PC (router) is a static one, or rather as we usually have a dynamically assigned one via DHCP from our ISP provider?
Furthermore, regarding a router and a NAT, you’d also have to enable port forwarding, etc.
There is a way to setup cloudflared tunnel, if so.
What do you mean by if the IP address is static ?
Thank you for asking.
Most users don’t need static IP addresses. Static IP addresses normally matter more when external devices or websites need to remember your IP address. One example is using a VPN or a server for some services like web server, mysql, etc.
When a device is assigned a static IP address, the address does not change. Most devices (like mobile phone, PC, etc.) use dynamic IP addresses, which are assigned by the network when they connect and change over time.
May I suggest a great and helpful article for more details about DNS, static vs dynamic IP:
Nevertheless, there is a way to use the API so if the IP of your device changes, the DNS record(s) for your domain name at Cloudflare dashboard get’s updated regularly so your service(s) publicly respond to the correct endpoint.
There is also a way to bring your own IP (BYOP), but that’s a different topic and would require Enterprise plan:
From what I understand, if you’d like to expose your local service to the Internet, there is a way to use Cloudflare Teams and running
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