Setting Up Cloudfare

If you want to use Cloudfare DNS with your Minecraft server, the first thing you want to do is go to your Cloudflare DNS dashboard:

Click on "Add a site".

Add Site

Type in your site name, then click, "Add site".

You'll see this screen, click "Next":

Querying Records

Next, click on the free plan and "Confirm plan".

Select Plan

Then you'll see a notice about the free plan. Click "Confirm".

Confirm Plan

They'll ask you to double-check that your DNS records are the same as on your domain:

DNS Query Results

Scroll down and click "Continue":

Then you should see something like this:

Change Your Nameservers

Click "I need help changing my nameservers". They'll walk you through how to change your nameservers. When you're done, click "Continue".

You may see something like this:

Nameserver Information

You'll need to wait a few minutes, then click "Re-check now". It may take a few hours for your changes to take affect. They will send you an email when everything is setup.

Active Status

You're set up with Cloudfare, now let's get the custom domain working.

Using Cloudfare For a Custom Domain

Select Your Website

Select the name you want to use.

Select DNS

Then click "DNS".

Select SRV

Click on "SRV".

SRV Record

Enter _minecraft as the service. Next you should see something like this:

SRV Content

For the "Port" box we want to use the "port" from your server, copy and past the number to the right of the colon as pictured here:

Server Port

Click "Save".


You're done! It may take up to an hour to work but usually only takes 5 minutes.

Feel free to open a ticket in your client area if you need any assistance.
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