How To Install A Minecraft Java Server
When setting up an Minecraft server, there are plenty of possibilities. This guide currently
covers setting up an Survival Multiplayer Server without mods. We'll be releasing additional
guides in the coming months on how to create an account with mods.
Create a Vanilla Survival Multiplayer Server (MSP)
These steps will give you an online Minecraft Java server in the shortest amount of time.
1. Download and install Java
Oracle offers the latest Java version for download.
2. Download the offical Minecraft Server
This is minecraft.net's download page.
3. Create a folder for your minecraft server
The folder can be named and located anywhere you'd like. I would suggest making it
something easy and simple to find. I like to call the server folder minecraft and place it in my
Home folder in my User folder.
4. Create your Minecraft server folder
Move the server.jar file you downloaded to your minecraft folder
Windows: Create a new file named run.bat Windows Create a batch file (.bat).
On MacOS / Linux: create a new file named run.sh.
Edit your new file and set the text to be
5. Create your server and agree to the EULA
Once you've created your run file Let's start the server.
Windows Double-click your run.bat folder
MacOS / Linux: Go to the terminal to your minecraft folder, and enter bash./run.sh.
The command line should show some logs. Your minecraft server folder should be populated
with new files and folders. Locate and open the file eual.txt and replace eula=false with
6. Connect to your server by using the following command
Once you have the eula approved, restart your server. Next start Minecraft and connect
using 127.0.0.1.25565. If Minecraft servers 're not able to connect, make sure that your
server is running. If all is well and you're not sure why you aren't able to connect and you're
not sure why, you can seek assistance via our discord.
7. Make your se