How to set up a sub-domain to point at your Minecraft Server.
Hey, I thought I would share this information to anyone else who are wondering how to point a sub-domain to your IP using namecheap. I struggled a bit with this and I finally figured it out.
This is my first post in this forum so I hope I do this correctly.
NOTICE: To make this guide work, you MUST FORWARD and USE the minecraft default port on your server which is 25565. This is explained at the bottom Complete noob guide! Real easy!Step 1
Log in to your namecheap account.Step 2
Go to your domain settingsStep 3
Click on your domainStep 4
Go to the "All host records" under "Host management" tab in the side panel thing.Step 5
Enter your subdomain in the first text box and your IP in the next (Note, ONLY THE IP and not the port). Set the Record Type in the drop-down list to "A (Address).
It should turn out like this:Step 6
Click save settings.Step 7
Open MinecraftStep 8
And click "Multiplayer"Step 9
Click "add server" and enter your information.Step 10
Enjoy playing minecraft on your subdomain Questions:
Q)Why aren't there any port?
A)Minecraft automatically checks for port 25565. If you run your server on the default minecraft port, minecraft would automatically check for that port which would connect to your minecraft server. This leaves you and your players with great ease on connecting to your server with an easy to use / remember server address.
Q)This didn't work
A)Make sure you wait an hour or so. Changes might not be instant and it would take some time for the changes to take effect.
Q)I have waited 1 hour and it still does not work
A)Make sure your port 25565 is correctly forwarded and your server is running on this port. Also if you have some sort of windows server OS, make sure you allow the ports in the firewall.
Thanks for reading, and hope this helped!