Welcome to Something!
Usually to connect to a Minecraft server you need to input the IP and the port, such as 123.456.789:25580 but usually, numbers are hard to remember compared to words!

In this tutorial we will use CloudFlare to create a subdomain to connect to your server using a domain such as play.myserver.com !

You can use your domain provider DNS configuration system, the process should look exactly the same, but we recommend CloudFlare for all the perks and the fast DNS propagation it offers!

Step 1

First we need to go to the DNS area of our domain on CloudFlare

DNS Button on our CloudFlare domain dashboard

Step 2

Click on the "+ Add record" button. It will be used to create two records

+ Add record button

Step 3

Fill the information as we show bellow:
Type: We want to create a A record, so select A
Name: The name you wish for the subdomain we want to use, in this case we want to use "play.myserver.com" so we will input play
If you do not want a subdomain and you want the whole domain to be the address, simple input @ instead of a word!

IPv4 address: We put the IP address of our server (which can be found on your SomethingCP dashboard), without the port, in this example 123.456.789
TTL: We want this to be on Auto
Proxy status: We want this to be DNS only

Example A record for our example server

Step 4

Fill the information as we show below:
Type: We want to create a SRV record, so select SRV
Name: The name you wish for the subdomain we want to use, in this case we want to use "play.myserver.com" so we will input play
If you do not want a subdomain and you want the whole domain to be the address, simple input @ instead of a word!

Service: Since we are using this for Minecraft, we will input _minecraft
Protocol: For Minecraft servers we need to use TCP
TTL: We want this to be on Auto
Priority and Weight: We want to set both at 0
Port: The port your server is using (can be found on your SomethingCP service dashboard), in this example 25580
Target: The target sub-domain and domain for your server, in this example play.myserver.com

Click "Save" and you are done!

Example SRV record for our example server

Congratulations!

You have successfully created two records that now can be used to connect to your own Minecraft server!

Please note, since these are DNS records it can a few moments for the record to properly mitigate!
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