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These instructions will provide you with a list of requirements and steps for configuring your own Minecraft server using the Raspberry Pi. Once complete, you will be able to access and play with your friends from across the world on your Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: Materials

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Raspberry Pi: Model B

USB Power Adapter

Ethernet Cable

SD Card(At least 4GB)

Soft-float Debian "wheezy"( Can be found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads )

Imaging software (ex: Win32DiskImager: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager )

SSH Client ( ex: Putty: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html )
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Phillie8tor23 days ago

I was just wondering..... does the pi have to be forever connected with an Ethernet cable? Or can we just keep it on with an adapter after step 5?

you can set up portforwarding on your router

yror101 year ago

You can now just do

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-jdk

i know for bukkit its port 95565 (or atleast it works for me) pe is differnt

AlexI7 yror109 days ago

And that will suffice?

AlexI79 days ago

Ok, port forward what? Which port?......

dimt122 days ago

how can i connect in a minecraft server from pi

Morgo2971 month ago

At step 7 how do you know the "Name of your Java package file"?

You can do this instead to get java, it's new and easier: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/oracle-java-on-raspberry-pi/

dudelkingL6 months ago

No way. This the vanilla will hardly run on any RPi

Spigot will outperform any other server here (search for spigotMC)

I tested it on my B+ and it works fine. Just don't try it on an A/A+. (remember to change the heap to 496M to maximize ram usage)

I have also rpi b+ but when i run server it say :

[WARNING] Can't keep up! Did the system time change, or is the server overloaded?

and i cant conect in from minecraf? can you help me

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ZoeC32 months ago
ZoeC3 ZoeC32 months ago

^ It's blank??????

Anyway, how do I run this thing on LAN?

est raspi2 months ago

whether there can only play premium user?

gliuzzo2 months ago

Is rasp b+ strong enough for 3 players server?

djchewmacca3 months ago

I recently made a 10 player server with 30 plugins on my Raspberry Pi 2.

The only thing I notice is that it lags a little if you switch between worlds but apart from that it works pretty well.

Please check it out if you got the time:

Don't forget to add the port number otherwise you will be redirected to my other server.

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Hi djchewmacca,
Yesterday I tried to play on your server, it work fine !
I've got a raspberry 2 and I dont have the same result :( (very laggy when 2 players connected).
Can you details me the steps, servers you use (pm if you want)
Thanks a lot
djchewmacca3 months ago
frankrams6 months ago

I've tried both Spigot and CraftBukkit (built on a Windows 7 box with BuildTools and FTP'ed) on the new Raspberry Pi 2. Both run pretty well (especially compared to my old Raspberry Pi B. I've tried a couple of FTB's but the big ones have problems with Java. The FTPlite2 runs pretty well.

I must say though, I haven't had anyone but myself on the server.

If you could test I would like to know how many players can be on a minecraft server on the pi 2.

According to canihostaminecraftserver.com, unless you have really bad internet, you should be able to have about 12 people on at a time, assuming the OS doesn't take too much RAM. Hope this helps!


You're welcome!

DarrenS24 months ago

I've tried running minecraft on my B+ and it just crashes all the time, one person connects and crash. Pretty sure the CPU isn't strong enough, even over clocked at 1Ghz turbo.

EthanH35 months ago

Is there anyway I could string several of these up to make a more powerful server??

jethro99 EthanH34 months ago
yes you can, there are people that dtacked 30-60 pies and connected to interact with each other but it gets expensive
dasher1245 months ago


ghost1075 months ago

thi was sooo helpful thx

Gordon JohnnyE10 months ago

I did the "wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/launcher/minecraft_server.jar" command and after a few lines it says "Connecting to s3 (s3)||:443... failed: Connection refused." What should I do?

the URL format has changed:


You can find it by examining the link on the Minecraft web page for the server jar file download

try the 1.8 version


Nice Tutorial! For the Banana Pi it works also after install an current version of the g++ compiler:


YourN6 months ago

Would be great for the new raspberry pi 2!

I am installing it right now, but Java instruction above did not work, i used these:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

To install Java, it worked

Niels W.K6 months ago

We (my son and I) did some testing with a custom made MineCraft server called MCServer - and it works great on the Raspberry Pi B (Classic). It performed well, and has a WebAdmin interface as well.

According to developer, It's written completely in C++, should be fast, lightweight and awesome replacement for Vanilla.

Try search for MC-Server.

Di Immortales8 months ago

when i to get 1.7.10 it gives me error 403 forbidden , i think its 'cause of Microsoft buying Mojang

why would that have anything to do with that Mojang and Microsoft haven't even done it yet

they already have
Ah-che7 months ago

Ok ! It's working but verry laggy with 2 players in server . Sorry but server of MC is too complicated work for raspi....

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