So forgive me if this has already been covered.
I'm new to all this stuff and I'm rather curious. I have my own website and was wondering if its is possible to set up a server on there instead of using Hamachi all the time. That was it is always going ot be running and I can have more than 5 people in it at once.
Any help is appreciated!
You have a few options when it comes to hosting your server for others to join.
You can host your server locally and portforward to allow people to join your server.
You can purchase an external host and allow anyone to join that server rather than going through your home connection (saves bandwidth, power and reduces the risk of your home connection being DDoSed).
If you choose to home-host, you should check out the port-forwarding megathread in this section. It covers the ins and outs of port forwarding and will get you started.
If you choose to buy external hosting, you can check out the server hosts section here on MCF. There are a lot of cheap ones which can get you started with stellar help and support.
I also see you mentioned you have a domain to get your server onto. There are also a few options with getting that set up:
You can get a free .tk domain from http://my.dot.tk and renew it for free every year.
You can purchase a domain from somewhere like namecheap.com for a very reasonable price per year.
Once you have your domain, you can set up something called an 'A' record which will allow users to connect to your server using the domain name rather than a numerical IP address.
In addition to A records, you have something called an SRV record. SRV records can be used to both mask ports on your IP address, and to allow you to host both a Minecraft server and a website on the same root domain name. If you need help with SRV records, you can check out my thread in the Tutorials section of the server support section.
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