Set up Namecheap.com DDNS in Synology DSM

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Today’s article is about how to update DNS entries for domains from Namecheap.com via the Synology DSM function DDNS (Dynamic DNS). Since Namecheap.com is neither available as a provider in Synology DSM, nor do the formerly common intermediary services work, this is only possible with a small workaround. And this is exactly what I would like to show you today.

You need the following things for today’s tutorial:

A domain at Namecheap.comA Synology NAS (or a custom NAS with XPEnology)A webserver with PHP support

In the next paragraph we will outline the actual problem again in detail. If you are only interested in the solution, you can skip the following paragraph…

What is the problem with Synology DSN and Namecheap?

Namecheap provides a url/web service that you can call to set a DNS record with […]

Crash course VPN: PrivadoVPN in test

Over the last few years, the topic of VPNs has become more and more important. At least that is my personal feeling. Whether for daily surfing or as a sponsor for almost every second YouTuber – VPN providers are now continuously running across our path. Reason enough to test one of these providers again.

Today’s article is about Privado. First of all, to pay tribute to the idea of transparency: I received the account used for the test from Privado free of charge for 30 days. I did not receive any further compensation. Before we start with the actual test, let’s take a quick look at the topic “VPN”. If you already know what a VPN is for and what advantages/disadvantages it has, you can skip the following paragraph.

Why VPN?

First, let’s look at a definition. Wikipedia says…

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and […]

How to send push notifications in C#

Push-notifications-in C-SharpIn today’s article, we’ll look at how to push notifications out of C# onto smartphones or other devices. It does not matter if it is an Android or an Apple / iOS device. But when do you need such functionality?
For example, I run a few niche sites (affiliate websites) with which I earn monthly through affiliate programs. However, the revenue reports have to be picked up proactively in almost all affiliate programs. So I wrote a small C# client, which regularly downloads the reports and sends me a push notification for new sales. That’s just one of many uses and I’m sure you’ll think of a few more. But now back to the topic.
Selection of push platform
For a quick and easy integration of the push functionality in C#, […]

Get a new IP without router reset, VPN or connection reset

How to change ip address without proxy or vpnIn the past, there were more and more – the websites on which a specific action was allowed to run only X times a day. Today, it’s more like geo-blocking – locking out certain users based on their country of origin. However, both variants are based on the same technique: the evaluation of the IP address. In the first case, accesses from an IP address are counted (in addition to cookies) – in the second case, a database is used to evaluate where in the world the user behind a specific IP address is staying. Both locks can often be bypassed by changing the IP address.
There are several ways to change the IP address. To bypass a “count lock”, disconnecting the Internet […]

Update: WordPress2Doc 1.2.8.5

WordPress2Doc - 1.2.8.5 ReleaseRound about 8 months ago, I release the last WordPress2Doc update. Some may have thought that the project has fallen asleep. But that is not the case.
There is always something going on/changing on the codebase (available on GitHub) and today there is also a new “real” release.
From now on WordPress2Doc is available in version 1.2.8.5. In addition to a new feature, the release also includes a bugfix (that fixes a problem with images coming from blogs with SSL / https support). So let’s do it quick today …
WordPress2Doc 1.2.8.5 – what is new?
The following points have changed/are new:

Feature: From now on, the document header can be formatted via the application settings. On request, the title, the author, date of the article as well as tags and categories can be displayed.
Bugfix: For blogs running on TLS / SSL / […]