How to use a domain for a website and server

Discussion in 'Server & Community Management' started by lllumi, May 10, 2016.

  1. Hello, im wondering how to point my domain to both my minecraft server and forums. So it would look like this, forums: <domain>.com
    server: play.<domain>.com

  2. 1. Buy your domain name
    2. Change name servers to those of your webhost. Chances are you can find a guide on your host's site
    3. Create a sub-domain play.<domain>.com through your domain panel (wherever you purchased the domain from)
    4. Direct that sub-domain to your server IP. I believe you will need a dedicated IP. The sub-domain settings should be on your domain panel after you've made the sub-domain.

    I can get you a more in-depth walk-through if you'd like, and get screenshots. Hopefully the above info is enough.
  3. You should buy a domain and web hosting. Once that's purchased, go to your DNS settings, create a A record, and point it to your serverIP. That is if It's on the default port (25565), if so, make a SRV record.
  4. Use CloudFlare DNS (faster, better)
    Make an @ record pointing to your VPS that you host your site off of.
    Make a record called play that points to your Minecraft instance.
    These are "A" records by the way.
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  5. And don't forget to click the orange cloud on your "www" and "@" records :p

    (CloudFlare is bae)
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