How to Make a Minecraft Server

How to Make a Minecraft Server ...

Minecraft servers are the greatest way to play the sandbox title with your friends and other players. If you like the multiplayer experience, check out this video on how to make a Minecraft server by creating a batch file and port forwarding.

The single-player gameplay in Minecraft, which encourages players to explore the vast open world and face off against the Wither and the Ender Dragon, has been a smash hit for several years. However, there are many features that you can only fully enjoy on multiplayer servers.

Participating in Minecraft servers is a common practice, but hosting your own server for others is an entirely different experience. You may invite your pals to a world that is entirely yours, and tackle different tasks with custom settings.

Let's learn how to build a Minecraft server on this note.

  • Steps to create a Minecraft Java Edition server
    • 1. Install Java SDK
    • 2. Download the Minecraft server files
    • 3. Create a batch file
    • 4. EULA agreement
    • 5. Minecraft server settings
    • 6. Port Forwarding
  • 1. Install Java SDK
  • 2. Download the Minecraft server files
  • 3. Create a batch file
  • 4. EULA agreement
  • 5. Minecraft server settings
  • 6. Port Forwarding
  • 1. Install Java SDK
  • 2. Download the Minecraft server files
  • 3. Create a batch file
  • 4. EULA agreement
  • 5. Minecraft server settings
  • 6. Port Forwarding

Steps to Build a Minecraft Java Edition Server

From the installation of the Java SDK to port forwarding, there are several steps involved in constructing a Minecraft server:

The first step in constructing your Minecraft server is to obtain the Java SDK. From this website, you may download Java SDK for Linux, macOS, or Windows. Follow the on-screen instructions and install the latest version on your device.

Go to minecraft.net and download the latest update for the Minecraft server and place it in a designated folder that is easy to find.

Create a new.txt file in the device folder where you've placed the server files for Minecraft server administration. Return to the download site and paste the following command, which should be the following:

  • java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.1.19.3.jar nogui

Paste the command into the.txt file you just created. The Xmx values determine how much RAM a device will allocate to run your server, and the.jar command specifies your server's name.

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The default command expects your server to consume 1 GB RAM, which is fairly low. To begin things off, we recommend changing the values to 2048 (2 GB RAM). As more people join your server, you can increase this value.

The following command should be included in the.txt file:

  • java -Xmx2048M -Xms2048M -jar minecraft_server.1.19.3.jar nogui

Next, change the name of the server.jar file to the one you've copied. In this case, you can rename server.jar to minecraft_server.1.19.3.jar.

Now, you may save the.txt file with the latest RAM values. Make sure that while saving, you go to Save as Type and select All Files. This is to save the text file as a batch file.

If you haven't signed an EULA (End-User License Agreement) with your Minecraft server, your server (the jar file on the server) will fail to load. Follow these steps to accept it.

Following these steps, you'll finally have a functioning Minecraft server. However, it's still not ready for you to have the best experience as there are some server settings that need attention.

Start by going to your Minecraft server folder and opening the server.properties file with Notepad. Here, you'll be able to configure a slew of server configurations for experienced users. We'll focus on the most crucial things you should change.

  • Gamemode – Choose between Survival, Creative, Hardcore, and Spectator.
  • Server-ip – Important if you’re running more than one Minecraft server on your device.
  • Server-port – The default setting reads Port 25565. You need to perform Port Forwarding to use this port.
  • Spawn protection decides the server spawn area that cannot be broken.
  • allow-nether setting lets you add/remove the nether from your server.
  • Difficulty – Select from peaceful, easy, normal, or hard.
  • pvp – Allow/disallow players from hurting each other.
  • max-players – Select the maximum number of players who can join your server. Do note that this should be changed according to the RAM you’ve assigned to your server.
  • level-seed – You can choose a custom seed to start your Minecraft server world.
  • motd – Choose the message other players will receive upon adding your IP.

The Server-port option in the Minecraft server folder's server.properties file is critical for its functionality. In your router settings, you need to enter Port 25565 and forward it. This procedure differs for different routers, and you can contact your router agency for the same.

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The objective is to create a dedicated IP address, and here's how to do so on a local router:

This article teaches you how to set up Minecraft servers that you and your friends may share.

For more Minecraft content, you can view our guides on how to beat Minecraft, the best Minecraft seeds, how to get a cape, and how to make a spyglass.

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