How to connect a domain to your server

How to connect your server to a domain:

Before we start you will need a domain. You can purchase a domain from registrars such as Namecheap or GoDaddy.

  • Visit your domain provider and locate the "Advanced DNS Zone". It may be called "DNS Zone" or "Advanced DNS", or anything similar.
  • Add an A record:
        > Set the name/subdomain to the subdomain you wish to use (e.g. play or mc)
        > Set the value/IP Address to your server IP (excluding the port)

If your server has a Dedicated IP (has the port 25565) you can stop here.
Note: The following steps are NOT RECOMMENDED. It is recommended to purchase a Dedicated IP for only $3/month. SRV records are buggy and some registrars don't support them.

  • Add an SRV Record:
        > Set the target as the sub-domain you used above (e.g. play or mc)
        > Set the protocol to '_tcp'
        > Set the service to '_minecraft'
        > Set the priority to 0
        > Set the weight to 5

DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to update, but most popular registrars update them instantly.

 

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