Do you love Minecraft? Does the thought of creating your own server sound too fun to pass up? If so, then this blog post is for you! This article will teach you how to set up your very own Minecraft server. You’ll be able to play with friends on a private server that you created.
Step 1. Check your version of Java.
Because Minecraft is a Java-based game you need to make sure your computer is running the latest version of Java.
Step 2. Download server files
Go to the Minecraft Server Downloads page, this is a free download that can be found on Mojang’s website.
Step 3. Check your version of Minecraft
It is best to update your copy of Minecraft to the most recent version as well.
Step 4. Batch File to run your server
This step is a bit more involved. You will need to create a new text document and name it “start_server.bat”. Next right click and choose “Edit” and paste the following-
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe” -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -jar forge_server.jar nogui PAUSE
(Note you will need to change the location of your Java.exe to match your computer)
Step 5. Agree to “EULA”
You will need to open the “eula.txt” file in the downloaded server files you downloaded from Mojang and agree to the EULA. Change the line that says “eula=false” to “eula=true”
Step 6. Launch the Server
Double click on your “Run.bat” and run your Server!
Step 7. Server Window
A window will open with lots of helpful information
Step 8. Join the Server
Open up Minecraft, navigate to Multiplayer, Click Add Server, Give your server a name, type “localhost” in the Server Address area then click done and Join the Server.
Step 9. Port Forwarding
Next, you will need to adjust your internet settings, this will require different steps depending on the router you are using so it’s best to look up your router’s name online and the necessary steps that pertain to you.
Step 10. Find your External IP Address
Go to google.com in your browser and type in “external IP” and press Enter.
Step 11. Connect to your server.
Now that you finished the previous steps you can now connect to your server in Minecraft.
Once again open Minecraft and navigate to Multiplayer, Add Server, and now where it says “Server Address” type in your IP address followed by “25565”
Your Server should be up and running and at this point, you can even invite your friends to come and play with you!
This rundown of how to start your own server may leave you with questions. Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] today to learn to create your own Minecraft servers and even code and mod the game!