Course: How to Make a Server

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Intro

In this course we will take a crash course through creating a server. Fun times!

 

Creating a Vanilla Server

Let’s start with the basics and learn how to create a vanilla minecraft server.

Get the server from http://minecraft.net/download

For running the server with increased memory limits:

Windows (Save as [filename].bat)

java -Xms512M -Xmx1G -jar minecraft_server.jar

Mac (Should be the same for linux, save as [filename].cmd):

#!/bin/bash
cd "$(dirname "$0")"
exec java -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar minecraft_server.jar

Bold parts indicate memory size. 1G = 1024 MB. On the mac/linux side make sure to make it executable.

 

Creating a Bukkit Server

Want to mod your server? It’s time to put it into a bukkit.

Download bukkit from: http://dl.bukkit.org/

For running the server change the last line in your startup script (see above) to: (Same for all OS)

java -Xms1024M -Xmx1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar -o true

Make sure to change craftbukkit.jar to the name of the jar.

 

Mods that will help your server, and Spigot

Now that you’ve got a bukkit server running, time to mod it full of awesome! Also what is Spigot?

Awesome mods:

Spigot

 

Opening up your local server to the world!

Now that you have configured your server, it’s time to open it up to your friends and the world!

Port forward instructions: http://portforward.com/

Checking if it worked: http://canyouseeme.org/

To find your public IP: Google search for IP

Rough estimator of how many people you can host on your server: http://canihostaminecraftserver.com

4 Responses to “Course: How to Make a Server”
  1. nmt02

    when you showed multiverse i know that sever in fact i play on it

  2. instead of a server i would like to make a mod

    instead of a server i would like to make a mc mod

  3. Jack

    How do you download spigot? im new to this and i visited the website and i got a little confused… HELP

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