Share private packages across your team with npm Orgs, now with simplified billing via the aws marketplace!Learn more »


0.3.8 • Public • Published

NOTE: Usage with Docker pending to be documented. To try you can pass the ENV vars with Docker or usage of docker --envfile. See the Docker Hub Page



In 0.3.7 you will need new kind of access to the api if you are trying to use the new option "--regulardns" so do not forget to generate a new access if you're experimenting problems. View man dynhost for more help.


Tested under node v. 5.10.1 under Mac OS X 10.11.5 A valid app token on Ovh API see: Cretate Token

ADVICE: If you have created an app instead of token, you must go next step to generate a "Consumer Key".

The Token

You can generate a new consumer key (needed to make api calls) with the permissions you need to run with program just adding --credentials param. This will give you a JSON with an url that you may copy and paste in your browser and validate manually and copy/paste the "Consumer Key" to your .env file.

Getting the app

You can get this little app from github or through the npm.

To get the app and run it with npm you should exec:

$ npm install -g dynhost

Runing the app

First of all you need to run npm install if you have it downloaded directly from GitHub.

After that modify .env-dist with the values of the app token and save it as .env in the dir where you will exec dynhost command line program or your home (~) path. Anyway, you will be able to choose your .env file with some cli program params.

The app was though to run with the command

# dynhost --zone --subdomain mydynamicserver 

To run with your own configuration file whatever you store it use:

# dynhost --env /path/to/my/.env --zone --subdomain mydynamicserver 

For more information about the usage run:

# dynhost -h 

You should consider run it as cronjob every 5 minute (for example) its ok:

First of all if you have more crontab jobs you must do:

$ crontab -l > mycronjobs

NOTE: if you do not know if you have exec first:

$ crontab -l

You should read "crontab: no crontab for" and your computer/server `username.

echo "*/5 * * * * `which dynhost` --zone --subdomain mydynamicserver > /dev/null" >> mycronjobs
$ crontab mycronjobs

To delete the crontab job just exec

$ crontab -e

And delete the line of the crontab you do not want to exec anymore.


See file


Gabriel Trabanco


More information


npm i dynhost

Downloadsweekly downloads









last publish


  • avatar
Report a vulnerability