I like to update my list of IP Addresses every so often for pages I visit regularly. The DNS Server for our region went down for two days and it was so much easier feeding an ip address to relatives trying to connect than having them switch DNS Servers. Not to mention Hackers/Government Redirects of DNS servers.
Not sure how this would work with pods and such but
I would like to suggest that you IP address actually load you home page instead of a host page. [For all I know this may work with other pods but I use diasp.org]
Thank you for your time/consideration.