Creating SRV Record for Minecraft in cPanel

In order to be able to connect to your server using your domain, or a subdomain for it that you want you will have to create an SRV Record. Please note that this is only if your server does not have a dedicated IP. If your server does have a dedicated IP like our Premium Minecraft Servers or Budget Servers with dedicated IP addon you will have to create an A record instead. Please see that tutorial here. Please keep in mind that after this tutorial it might take a while for it to start working due to DNS needing to update.

1. Log into the cPanel
2. Scroll down to the Domains section and click where it says Advanced Zone Editor.

3. Now select SRV as the record type.

4. If you want something like play.yourdomain.commc.yourdomain.comfactions.yourdomain.com to be used to connect to your server follow the steps below.

In this tutorial let’s say we want play.yourdomain.com
Name: Should be the subdomain you want along with the protocol/service. In our case, it’s _minecraft._tcp.play (it will autofill the rest of the domain once you go to the next text box)
TTL: Use 14400. You can also use any other values if you know exactly what this is, and how to use it.
Priority: Use 0. You can also use any other values if you know exactly what this is, and how to use it.
Weight: Use 5. You can also use any other values if you know exactly what this is, and how to use it.
Port: This should be the port your server is running on. (ie., 25586, 25598, etc.)
Target: You can get this here. Just enter your server's IP address and click Search to get the target name.

After filling in the information click Add Record button.

5. You’re all set! You can now use your domain or subdomain you created to connect to your server. You will also see the record of it in your DNS info area.

 

If any information you see here is outdated please let us know by creating a support ticket. Thank you.

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