This guide will show you how to configure your domain so that it connects to your Minecraft server. The guide assumes that you bought the domain from FadeHost, but it can be applied to other domain providers. There are two ways to configure your domain, depending if you have a dedicated IP with default port or if you have a non dedicated IP.
Note: Your domain needs to be “Active”, if its saying that it needs to be locked/unlocked or not active or if you add records and nothing happens please contact support.

 

Domain Control Panel

All domain edits are done through our control panel, you can access it by following these steps:

  1. Login to your billing area.
  2. On the top menu click on Domains and then My Domains:

3. You will see your domains, on the right side of your domain name click on the down arrow icon and then click Manage Domain:

4. On the left menu click on DNS Management:

 

Connecting your Domain to your Minecraft server

 

If you have a dedicated IP with default port 25565 please follow these steps, otherwise scroll down:

  1. In DNS Management click on “Manage A Records”:

2. Then click on “Add A New A Record”

3. You will see 3 input fields:

Hostname: 

Here you will type a value like “play” or “mc”, this will make it so that you connect to your server with play.domain.com or mc.domain.com. If you wish to connect with only domain.com then type @ in the hostname field.

Note: You can use multiple A records at the same time, so you can for example make all 3 of the above mentioned.

IPv4 Address: 

Here you will type your Minecraft IP Address (Just the IP, no ports)

TTL:

Here you will always type 10000

4. Once you are done, click on the Add Record button.

Note: DNS editing takes up to 24 hours to take effect, do not be alarmed if you cannot use your domain immediately.

If you have no dedicated IP please follow these steps:

Even if you have no dedicated IP you can still configure your domain to hide your Minecraft port.

  1. In DNS Management click on “Manage SRV Records”:

2. Click on Add A New SRV Record:

3. You will see 6 input fields:

Service Record:

Here you will type one of these options, depending on how you wish to join your server:

_minecraft._tcp.play will make you connect to Minecraft with play.domain.com

_minecraft._tcp.mc will make you connect to Minecraft with mc.domain.com

_minecraft._tcp will make you connect to Minecraft with just domain.com

Full Target Name

Here you will type the IP/Hostname given to you when you first bought your server.

Example: mc11.fadehost.com

TTL

Here you will type 10000

Pri

Here you will type 1

Weight

Here you will type 1

Port

Here you will type the Port given to you when you first bought your server, for example 26435

4. Once you are done, click the Add Record button.

Note: DNS editing takes up to 24 hours to take effect, do not be alarmed if you cannot use your domain immediately.

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