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DNS Records (Cname and A)

I am helping to run a minecraft server. All minecraft ports go to a specific IP address. All others mail, www, etc should go to another IP address that hosts the website. I want to direct all web traffic to the forums site instead of the minecraft server itself.

Example:

Minecraft server
111.111.111.111
Handling ports 25565, 1, and 1337 for servername.com

Web Server
222.222.222.222
Handling web services for servername.com

Right now, requests going to servername.com go to 111.111.111.111. I would like http traffic bound for servername.com and forums.servername.com to hit 222.222.222.222

I believe this should be done using CNAME records. What is the best way to handle these pointers to redirect traffic correctly?
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BHForum

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bawer

A record is when you want to resolve Name to IP and CNAME are for having multiple names for a single IP:

EX:

server.domain.com = 111.111.111.111 = A
server-b.same domain.com = 111.111.111.111  = CNAME

Also as you mentioned servername.com is not possible it should be servername.domain.com as A and forums.domain.com as CNAME both to 222.222.222.222
Kash

you need to create a A record which points to 222.222.222.222 and a CName record which is forums.domain.com.

Also, if the traffic is coming to the server which then on your router you need to redirect traffic to server ip with a port specified on it.
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Suliman Abu Kharroub

You can use the http redirect feture in IIS ( if you use IIS ) to redirect traffic to another server, it will redirect the url ( so ports are included(.
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Hmmm...I'd rather not install IIS on that server if not necessary. I have to look into this further. The web site has a lot of functionality, I'm wondering if I need to point everything to the website, and then redirect anything that isn't port 80 or port 8080 to the other server. I have to do some investigation.
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I believe this explains the situation clearly. We may need to prefix the domain to run it out to the proper address.