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Multiple servers on a single IP address (Bedrock Edition)

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    Dogle601 commented
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    This would be a good idea for us server owners

    Everyone please upvote this.

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    Would it be too much to ask for you to write this in a language that casual server players like myself can understand? Like, explain what the impact on players would be, if any. I'd probably vote if I understood what you were saying.

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    lukeeey21 commented
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    @MacchuPicchu96 It has nothing to do with players. It's simply lets server owners run multiple servers on the same system but on different ports and seperate domains for each port. For example it would currently be

    IP: example.com      PORT: 19132

    IP: example.com      PORT: 19133

    But with SRV records we could make it so players can do

    IP: example.com      PORT: 19132

    IP: factions.example.com     PORT: 19132 (but it points to example.com 19133)

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    UnplayedGames commented
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    Already have solutions to this, you can manually set server ports in your server files and have players connect to specific ports. And if you have the time you can just make a multiworld lobby.

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    JustPlayHere commented
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    @UnplayedGames they do have an option for ports.

    Hosting Companies are limited by only using the first IP address.

    In Java Edition they're many clients who want to use the "Default Port" which is 25565. Luckily, in Java Edition you can define a "server-ip" and multiple IPs can be used on a single server. This allows the ability to use DNS Records for "A Records" or "SRV Records".

    In Bedrock Edtion they're many clients who want to use the "Default Port" which is 19132. Unfortunately, in Bedrock Editon you cannot define "server-ip" and only allows the ability to use the first IP address of the server.

    The reason why clients sometimes want this is that they can still set up a "Sub Domain" for Bedrock Edition as it points to an IP address using an "A Record" and if they have the default port. Users don't have to change the input of that port.

    If a host has a 100 Dedicated Servers and each of them has 5 Dedicated IP addresses, that would potentially be 500 clients using IP:19132 vs. With the current setup you can only do 100 clients using IP:19132 as it's limited by not defining a "server-ip".

    SRV Records would also be a plus as this would remove the "Port Field" from the Bedrock Edition, and you could then have the same 100 Dedicated Servers and host single-ip:many ports, but with SRV Support it would hide that port.

    TLDR;

    • Add server-ip with (IPv4 and IPv6 support) Java has this.
    • Remove the port field from Bedrock Editions.
    • Add SRV Support
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    I totally want this because I am going to try to set up a server!

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    I totally want this because I am going to try to set up a server!