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

16 Responses to “Course: How to Make a Server”
  1. KJ4IPS

    Are you going to touch on Spigot or MCPC-Plus?

  2. nmt02

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

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

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

  4. Jack

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

  5. mike

    so i just tried running the server with extra memory, and it wouldnt load at all, and when i run the server, i cant find the other files displayed in the video… help?

  6. TheBoink

    I tried running the basic (Vanilla) server, and the text box on the right didn’t fill up with the [INFO] stuff, it was just all white no text at all any help on this? I’m using minecraft 1.7.9

    Also do I open minecraft first before I run the server EXE? And can I use it to host a tekkit server from the TechnicLauncher EXE?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated XD

    The Boink

  7. me

    I want to port forward but it won’t work can anyone tell me how to do it (P.S. I’m on macbook air)

  8. Duffy

    Dear Chad,
    Could you do a course or tip/tutorial on how to create a mod? Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Duffy

  9. goldengrace23

    Idk any of this stuff I just like postion!, Also Nmt04 remeber me?

  10. minecraftrules96

    HOW CAN U MAKE ME A SERVER PLEASE IDK HOW TO ITS SO HARD OH AND PLEASE CONTACT ME AT SKYPE MY NAME IS JAGDEEP DHALIWAL THANKS

  11. ninjafishzx

    i click the start server.bat but then it doesn’t load the files

  12. TheTechMaster121

    Hey Chad! I was watch ing your Vanilla server video. Everything worked but I could see on the server page that it says it “can’t keep up.” After a few minutes on the server it “closes” and I have to go back in. Could you or anyone help? Thanks.

  13. Zawad_Arefin

    Hmmm… how do i do these steps??.. (these steps are so hard do thid 🙁 but make s new video.then make it easir for me 🙂 thank you) 🙂

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