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WyeDyed | 21:32 Fri 14th Jul 2023 | Internet
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My hosting provider is having problems with my dynamic IP address supplied by my ISP (Sky broadband) so that when I try and log in to my account I am blocked. I then have to open a ticket and wait for a reply (which can take a few hours or more) then tell them my current IP which they then whitelist. This will work for a few days and then I have to go through the same process again.
The only way round this would be to get a Static IP, which Sky don't offer to domestic accounts. It has been suggested that a VPN could solve this.
Is there a low cost and reliable VPN with a static IP which anyone can recommend?


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It's more the Static IP that I'm after and that seems to come as part of the IP masking that a VPN does.
The 'regular' service offered by VPNs allocate dynamic IP addresses. There's a very good reason for that as, for example, the BBC could easily block access to it's servers from a single IP address, preventing people overseas from being able to use iPlayer by tricking the site into thinking that they're in the UK. So multiple IP addresses are used.

However it's possible to top up a normal VPN account with an extra service that provides a static IP address.

NordVPN (which I use) offers a two-year plan for new users that works out at the equivalent of £4.39 per month.

You then have to pay about the same again to obtain a dedicated IP address:
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The hosting company (Vidahost) don't offer any other solutions. I might be better changing hosting providers. Adding another fiver a month to the existing cost makes the cheap hosting not so cheap.
I'm baffled as to why a webhost would need to check your IP address when you log in anyway. I can't see why your username and password shouldn't be sufficient.

Hostinger is fairly cheap and allows you to choose between logging in with a username/password combination, Facebook or Google. So you shouldn't experience any problems logging into your account if you transfer your website to Hostinger's servers. (A single website costs between $3.99 and $5.99 per month, depending upon how long a period you sign up for. However those figures drop to between $1.99 and $2.99 per month for the initial sign-up period for new users).

[I use Hostinger's free service to host the late Woodelf's site but that service can't be used with one's own domain name].
Alternatively, if you want to seek out an ISP which offers static IP addresses, see here:
some VPN providers that offer low-cost plans with the option for a static IP include PureVPN, NordVPN, CyberGhost, VPN Unlimited, and Astrill. However, it's important to research and verify their current offerings and user reviews before making a decision, as the VPN landscape can change over time.

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