Minecraft Server OS Supported
Minecraft servers require RAM over processing power. A very small minecraft server (4 players) can run on just 512 MB of ram where a large server of 200 players will take 16GB of ram. If you are planning to have a major hive (1000-2000 players) you will need to look into servers with 256GB ram or possible clustering servers together in order to make that happen.
1. Download the .zip file at https://minecraft.net/download and create folder,extract it to your created folder
2. Go to that location and open the minecraft-server folder
- Double click the exe (run as administrator for windows)
- It will instantly close but it will create a folder called logs
- You should see something like this if you open the latest.log file in notepad
- So in the same folder you ran the server file you should see the file EULA.txt. Change the False to TRUE
- run the Minecraft server .exe file again and it should create a bunch of files in the folder.
3. Now you’ll see a bunch of files. There should a file called server.properties Open it. If you can’t open the file, select ‘Notepad’ from the window that pops up. If this file is blank, open the other server file.
4. Find the line that says port=xxx, by default this is 25565. Go to http://www.portforward.com and find your router model for a step-by-step guide to forward the port. If you do not forward the port, others will not be able to join your server. If you are using a dedicated server with a public IP address just make sure your firewall has the port allowed for incoming and outgoing.
To name your server, change the name after server-name=. This is what will appear on the public server list.
To change the Message of the Day, change the text after motd=. This is what will appear when players connect to your server.
To change the amount of players allowed, change the number after max-players=. This number is how many players (including you) can be in the server at one time.
6. Save and close the server file. When you double-click the minecraft_server.exe file and the GUI comes up, type in the chat box “/op your_username” to make yourself and admin on the server.
7. If you want to add players from the Ban List at the Minecraft Wiki, copy and paste the list into the banned file. If you want to ban any IP addresses, copy and paste them into the banned-ip file. Banned IPs must have a / before each entry. For both banlists, each name or IP must be on its own line. Save and close the banned and banned-ip files.
8. Aaaaannnnd… you’re done! Click start server to launch the server. A White command window will show up and give you details on your server
9. To close your server, simply exit out of the white command window
I installed my minecraft linux server on Ubuntu 14.04 server edition. Everything went very sooth and it is actually much easier then other games I have had to work with.
- Install Java:
- sudo apt-get install default-jdk
- Confirm install: java -version
- Install Screen
- sudo apt-get install screen
- Make Minecraft Directory and change to it
- mkdir minecraft
- cd minecraft
- Confirm location: pwd
- Download minecraft ** You may need to change the file name ending depending on version you are looking to install. **
wget --user=mozilla -O minecraftserver.jar https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.7.10/minecraft_server.1.7.10.jar
- Start screen and run the minecraftserver.jar file you downloaded
- screen -S “minecraft server”
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraftserver.jar nogui
- This will give the following error: You need to edit the eula.txt from false to true as I did in below. You can use tools such as VI or nano to do this. The file should have been created if it was the first time running the .jar
- Start the server again and your minecraft linux server will be up and running. You can edit the data in the server.properties to configure it how you want. See the table below for more info on that.
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraftserver.jar nogui
Server.properties Discriptions and Settings
|allow-flight||boolean||false||Allows users to use flight on your server while in Survival mode, if they have a mod that provides flight installed.With allow-flight enabled griefers will possibly be more common, because it will make their work easier. In Creative mode this has no effect.
|allow-nether||boolean||true||Allows players to travel to the Nether.|
|announce-player-achievements||boolean||true||Allows server to announce when a player gets an achievement.|
|difficulty||integer (0-3)||1||Defines the difficulty (such as damage dealt by mobs and the way hunger and poison affects players) of the server.
|enable-query||boolean||false||Enables GameSpy4 protocol server listener. Used to get information about server.|
|enable-rcon||boolean||false||Enables remote access to the server console.|
|enable-command-block||boolean||false||Enables command blocks|
|force-gamemode||boolean||false||Force players to join in the default game mode.
|gamemode||integer (0-3)||0||Defines the mode of gameplay.
|generate-structures||boolean||true||Defines whether structures (such as villages) will be generated.
Note: Dungeons and Nether Fortresses will still generate if this is set to false.
|generator-settings||string||blank||The settings used to customize Superflat world generation. See Superflat for possible settings and examples.|
|hardcore||boolean||false||If set to true, players will be permanently banned if they die.|
|level-name||string||world||The “level-name” value will be used as the world name and its folder name. You may also copy your saved game folder here, and change the name to the same as that folder’s to load it instead.
|level-seed||string||blank||Add a seed for your world, as in Singleplayer.
|level-type||string||DEFAULT||Determines the type of map that is generated.
|max-build-height||integer||256||The maximum height in which building is allowed. Terrain may still naturally generate above a low height limit.|
|max-players||integer (0-2147483647)||20||The maximum number of players that can play on the server at the same time. Note that if more players are on the server it will use more resources. Note also, op player connections are not supposed to count against the max players, but ops currently cannot join a full server. Extremely large values for this field result in the client-side user list being broken.|
|max-tick-time[upcoming]||integer (?–?)||60000||The maximum number of milliseconds a single tick may take before the server watchdog stops the server with the message, A single server tick took 60.00 seconds (should be max 0.05); Considering it to be crashed, server will forcibly shutdown.|
|max-world-size[upcoming]||integer (1-29999984)||29999984||This sets the maximum possible size in blocks, expressed as a radius, that the world border can obtain. Setting the world border bigger causes the commands to complete successfully but the actual border will not move past this block limit. Setting the max-world-size higher than the default doesn’t appear to do anything.Examples:
|motd||string||A Minecraft Server||This is the message that is displayed in the server list of the client, below the name.
|network-compression-threshold[upcoming]||integer||256||By default it allows packets that are n-1 bytes big to go normally, but a packet that n bytes or more will be compressed down. So, lower number means more compression but compressing small amounts of bytes might actually end up with a larger result than what went in.
Note: The Ethernet spec requires that packets less than 64 bytes become padded to 64 bytes. Thus, setting a value lower than 64 may not be beneficial. It is also not recommended to exceed the MTU, typically 1500 bytes.
|online-mode||boolean||true||Server checks connecting players against minecraft’s account database. Only set this to false if your server is not connected to the Internet. Hackers with fake accounts can connect if this is set to false! If minecraft.net is down or inaccessible, no players will be able to connect if this is set to true. Setting this variable to off purposely is called “cracking” a server, and servers that are presently with online mode off are called “cracked” servers, allowing players with unlicensed copies of Minecraft to join.
|op-permission-level||integer (1-4)||4||Sets permission level for ops.
|player-idle-timeout||integer||0||If non-zero, players are kicked from the server if they are idle for more than that many minutes.
|pvp||boolean||true||Enable PvP on the server. Players shooting themselves with arrows will only receive damage if PvP is enabled.|
|query.port||integer (1-65534)||25565||Sets the port for the query server (see enable-query).|
|rcon.password||string||blank||Sets the password to rcon.|
|rcon.port||integer (1-65534)||25575||Sets the port to rcon.|
|resource-pack||string||blank||Server prompts client to download resource pack upon join. This link must be a direct link to the actual resource pack .zip file.|
|server-ip||string||blank||Set this if you want the server to bind to a particular IP. It is strongly recommended that you leave server-ip blank!
|server-name||string||Unknown Server||The name of your server.|
|server-port||integer (1-65534)||25565||Changes the port the server is hosting (listening) on. This port must be forwarded if the server is hosted in a network using NAT (If you have a home router/firewall).|
|snooper-enabled||boolean||true||Sets whether the server sends snoop data regularly to http://snoop.minecraft.net.
|spawn-animals||boolean||true||Determines if animals will be able to spawn.
Tip: if you have major lag, turn this off/set to false.
|spawn-monsters||boolean||true||Determines if monsters will be spawned.
This does nothing if difficulty = 0 (peaceful) Unless your difficulty is not set to 0, when a monster can still spawn from a Monster Spawner. Tip: if you have major lag, turn this off/set to false.
|spawn-npcs||boolean||true||Determines if villagers will be spawned.
|spawn-protection||integer||16||Determines the radius of the spawn protection. Setting this to 0 will not disable spawn protection. 0 will protect the single block at the spawn point. 1 will protect a 3×3 area centered on the spawn point. 2 will protect 5×5, 3 will protect 7×7, etc. This option is not generated on the first server start and appears when the first player joins. If there are no ops set on the server, the spawn protection will be disabled automatically.|
|view-distance||integer (3-15)||10||Sets the amount of world data the server sends the client, measured in chunks in each direction of the player (radius, not diameter). It determines the server-side viewing distance. The “Far” viewing distance is 16 chunks, sending 1089 total chunks (the amount of chunks that the server will load can be seen in the debug screen). “Normal” view distance is 8, for 289 chunks.10 is the default/recommended. If you have major lag, reduce this value.|
|white-list||boolean||false||Enables a whitelist on the server.With a whitelist enabled, users not on the whitelist will be unable to connect. Intended for private servers, such as those for real-life friends or strangers carefully selected via an application process, for example.