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#1 David Martin OFFLINE  

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 05:57 PM

Hi, I've been using Emby for a while now and i really like it, So much so I want to get a domain name for it so instead of having a DDNS address point users to my servers IP address and port I just want to have a URL instead or my IP address and port.

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Current - http://dukservers.ddns.net goes to http://86.16.144.46:8096/web/index.html

Wanting - www.exampledomain.co.uk

 

How would i go about doing this?

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:37 PM

If you have a static internet IP from your internet provider you can go to any register.com type site, buy your domain name and set it up to point to your internet connection/server..    If your internet ip changes (randomly picked from a pool every time you restart your net connection) you need to purchase a DYNDNS.org "vip" account or a free DYNU.com account, set it up, and they will give you a list of DNS servers to change on your domain name admin panel.. Your current no-ip.com place might offer this service too. That way XXXXX.co.uk will always follow your changing IP..   This is what I do.   Works well.

 

This is all assuming your ISP is not blocking port 80...   If they are, you can still buy a domain name but it will redirect to your existing ip:port, it will hide it from the users so they wont know... So i guess this could be a second option for you..   DYNDNS also offers this, called "webhop redirection".

 

We can help you further after you get your domain name purchased, if needed..


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:55 PM

Purchase your domain from anyone that provides DNS service. Add a cname record to your DDNS service address with a wild card so all subdomains link to the ddns address. Use a free DDNS service like duckdns.org. 

 

You can take it a step further and use my Easy Home URL's guide. Skip to the server section and add emby.YOURURL.COM to the server_name line. If you have questions feel free to comment. I am happy to help. My guide is on my blog here: http://knightcinema....mber-home-urls/


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:58 PM

I dont think my IP is static but it has not changed in about two years now.
Should I just buy a domain name and point it to my IP address see if it works as there are some pretty cheap ones?

 

What ports do I need to forward for it to work? I've already got the ports forwarded for Emby 8096 + 8920.



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

I should have mentioned my current server is on windows 7.

Internet connection Virgin Media 200mb/s fiber (Superhub 2 Router)



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:16 PM

I dont think my IP is static but it has not changed in about two years now.
Should I just buy a domain name and point it to my IP address see if it works as there are some pretty cheap ones?

 

What ports do I need to forward for it to work? I've already got the ports forwarded for Emby 8096 + 8920.

If you are fiber its probably static..   You can buy a domain name and put your ip in there...  if it just stops working one day you can always update the IP (A Record).  You will need to change your emby port to 80 and 443 (secure) as well as open those holes in your NAT


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

Right so the configuration should look like this (just for reference)
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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:53 PM

yes, then your new shiny domain name will go in the external wan address field!


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:55 PM

Ok will post results, Thanks for all the help.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:53 PM

So, I've got the domain an now i could use some help setting it up.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 08:29 PM

You want to click "MANAGE DNS" and add or edit the "A" record. your ip address will go here.

 

There are a few other settings you will have to edit, but lets get you pointed at your server first.

For example you will want to create a CNAME that is WWW.yourdomainname.com and point it to yourdomainname.com     that way   http://yourdomainname.com and http://www.yourdomainname.comwill both point to your A record (ip address).

 

Don't be discouraged if you put your ip in the A record and your name doesn't bring up emby.. it sometimes takes up to 2 hours for that info to propagate DNS servers.

 

as a test you can always try to ping your domain name and see if it comes back with your ip address.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 08:46 PM

@LordMelon i see you figured out the A name..   now it looks like you just need to change your emby port to 80 instead of 8096, and open 80 in your firewall.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:55 PM

So forward the port on my router like the old one was?



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

How do i open the port in my firewall?
I've forwarded the ports as shown in the screenshot below.

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I really appreciate all the help by the way.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:36 PM

@pir8radio

This is in the DNS area

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:02 PM

Its worked Thanks for all the help everyone.

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www.davidsmedia.co.uk


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:43 PM

Hi there. Nice manual!

 

I'm running a xampp webserver on port 80 is it possible to bind something in vhost?



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:29 PM

This seems like a great workflow. But, I'm having some issues with my domain.

 

@pir8radio would you have a moment to help me out?

 

I have ported my public ports to 443, and my local ports to 80

 

I then added my domain name to the External Domain in emby.

 

On my DNS setup page I have created an "A" type record with a value point to my external IP.

 

Yet my domain name doesn't connect with my computer.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:56 PM

@chef Your ported public port shouldn't go from SSL 443 to standard HTTP 80, if i am reading that correctly..    You should have 443 and 80 ported to your emby ip with the same port numbers..    

Depending on your router you should see something like this: (replace IP with your emby LAN address)

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And Emby/Advanced settings should look like what is in POST #7 above.

An alternative setup, should you want to keep the default emby ports 8096 & 8920 for your in home clients, would be to change the "Port to" ports on your router to 8096 for HTTP and 8920 for HTTPS and then set emby/Advanced settings like the picture in POST #14 above.

 

 

If your setup looks like this you may have to give some more info, like internet provider, device ahead of your router if any. 


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

Thank you muchly @ pri8radio it's working!

 

I just have to figure out why my https connection is timing out.

 

I must have ports all messed up. but the http connection is working nicely.


Edited by chef, 09 February 2017 - 09:19 AM.

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