How to setup an SRV record

SRV record = Service Record

Supposedly you have a FiveM game server and you want to use a example.com address, you can do this by means of an A record and an SRV record. But how is the structure of this and how do you set it up?

The SRV record must contain the following elements:

  • Service
  • Priority
  • Weight
  • Port
  • Target

For a FiveM server domain it will be something like this:

Service Priority Weight Port Target
_cfx._udp 0 0 The port of your FIveM server, the default FIveM server port is 30120 The target you want to connect to, it will define the IP of the server.
If you have set the server.example.com A record it is: server.domain.com 

We have listed an example of how to setup using Cloudflare.


Cloudflare

Step 1

Through the Cloudflare domain Dashboard click on “DNS” to enter the DNS settings.

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Step 2

  • Click on the button “+ Add record” to drop down the new record form, Use Type : A 
  • In “Name” you fill in the name of your subdomain, in this example we want server.example.com so we fill in “server”.
  • In “IPv4 address” you need to fill in the IP of your server. 
  • “TTL” can just be left at “Auto”.
  • Make sure you disable Cloudflare Proxy on this record, by clicking on the orange cloud so it because “DNS only”.
  • Now click on Save.

    A Record

Step 3

To let FiveM know what port and what connection protocol to follow we have to setup an SRV record.

  • The “Type” has to be set to SRV, you can just select this out of the list.
  • In “Name” you fill in the name of your subdomain, in this example we want server.example.com so we fill in “server”.
  • In “Service” you fill in “_cfx”.
  • The “Protocol” must be UDP, you can just select it out of the list.
  • “TLL” can just be left at “Auto”.
  • In “Priority” you fill in “0”.
  • In “Weight” you fill in “0”.
  • In “Port” you fill in the port of your FiveM server.
  • Target will be the "Name"(dot)domain.com
  • Now click on Save.

Once you have set this, it will work after 2-4 hours and you can use your server.example.com address.

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