Author Topic: Server Address: Replace IP:Port with names / letters (Dedicated IP / Domain)  (Read 10300 times)

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Hate using numbers (IP Address and Port) to connect to your server?

With STIPE, you can use our free subdomain included with all packages. Examples of the domains we provide are below:
anything.connectminecraft.com
anything.linkmc.net
anything.mcmap.world

You can set the anything part to what you like.

How to set?: Just go to the control panel and click on settings. You will find the options to set your free subdomain from there.


Don't want to use the above domains we have? Want your own domain?

No problems! Follow the steps below:
1) First, you need to purchase a domain that's not already taken.
Example:
OurServerName.com

This costs about $10 to $15 a year and you'll need to purchase from a registrar company like Godaddy or Netregistry or CrazyDomains (Note we have no affiliation with any of these providers).

2) Once registered, link the domain to point to your server. For this you need a DNS Server and create some DNS records for the domain (A record and SRV record is required, see below for details)

Sounds complex? It doesn't need to be! STIPE support team can assist for no extra charge!

DNS servers can cost extra from your domain name provider and setting up the records can be a little tricky.
STIPE can provide FREE DNS servers and set up the records for you! (As long as you don't have any other services running on the domain like Website or Emails)

If you want STIPE to handle the DNS settings for you, just change the nameservers of your domain to the following:
Name Server: NS3.STIPESERVER.COM
Name Server: NS4.STIPESERVER.COM
(make sure you remove all other nameservers)

Now contact our support team and we will sort the rest out for you!


Want to use your own DNS Server?

If you have your own DNS server you would like to use, you will need to create the records yourself. See below for examples of what you need to do.

SRV RECORD:
Protocol & Name: _minecraft._tcp.{subdomain}
Priority: 0
Weight: 1
Port:  {Your server port}
Host: {Your server node name}.speakserver.com.

For example, if you want mc.OurServerName.com and your server port is: 25567 and node is MINT20
Then create SRV record as follows:
Protocol & Name: _minecraft._tcp.mc
Priority: 0
Weight: 1
Port:  25567
Host: mint20.speakserver.com.

Example 2: (For GoDaddy or similar interfaces)
Type = SRV
Service = _minecraft
Protocol = _tcp
Name = {subdomain}
Target = {Your server node name}.speakserver.com.
Priority: 0
Weight: 1
Port:  {Your server port}

NOTE: If you don't want a subdomain you can leave this field blank. Some DNS providers may not like it left just blank, please check with them with what to do. (Sometimes its a * instead)

That's all! Contact our support team if you have any issues.
« Last Edit: 11 April 2021, 23:33:19 by crazy »

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Re: Replace IP address with names / letters (Dedicated IP)
« Reply #1 on: 26 May 2014, 19:00:51 »
Hey Crazy,

Awesome post, exactly what I was looking for.

So how does one go about getting a free STIPE subdomain?

Thanks for all of your help,

Korey.

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Re: Replace IP address with names / letters (Dedicated IP)
« Reply #2 on: 26 May 2014, 19:24:07 »
Hi KoreyR,

Just send us a support ticket, tell us what name you want, and we will take care of it!

Happy Crafting!