How to connect a domain to your server

In this article, you will be learning how to connect your server with your custom domain from Namecheap.
What your server IP will look like after completing this tutorial:

Ex 1: play.yourserver.com (With Dedicated IP Addon)
Ex 2: play.yourserver.com:1234 (Without Dedicated IP Addon)

1. Log into Namecheap

2a. Head over to your account dashboard. 
https://prnt.sc/odrzbi


2b. Click the Manage button. 
https://prnt.sc/ods080


3. Go to the Advanced DNS tab. 
https://prnt.sc/ods0sj


4. Click the Add New Record button. 
https://prnt.sc/ods1uf


5a. Set the type to A Record.
5b. Set the Host to one word like "play" or "mc".
5c. Set the IP Address or Value to your server's IP (Not including the port)

Example: (Note: ​​​​the numbers for your IP Address will be different)
IP Address with port: 123.36.4.5:1234
IP Address without port: 123.36.4.5 (This is what you would put in the Value spot if that was your IP.)

The new host record should look something like this: 
https://prnt.sc/ods3cw

6. Click the Save All Changes button. 
https://prnt.sc/ods3hs


Now you're done! Please keep in mind that it can take up to 24-48 hours for the domain to become active.
If you need help or have any questions, use Namecheap's live 24/7 support: https://www.namecheap.com/support/
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