How to Make a Minecraft Server


Introduction: How to Make a Minecraft Server

Hi Guys!

This is an instructable on how to make a Minecraft server. Again this is for Mac. (sorry windows) ;)

Let's get started!

Step 1: Folder

Make a folder on your desktop call it whatever you want.

Step 2: Download

Download the minecraft_server.jar Here and put it in the folder. Open it. A bunch of files will appear.

Step 3: Code

open textedit and type:


cd "$(dirname "$0")"

exec java -Xms2G -Xmx1G -jar minecraft_server.jar noggin

(no spaces)

save the file and name it start.command . put it in the folder as well.

Step 4: Terminal

Open terminal. type in chmod a+x. DO NOT press enter. press space and then drag the start.command file into the terminal window. NOW press enter. notice in the second picture.

Step 5: Eula.txt

go on the eula.txt file in the folder change the false to true.

Step 6: Open Server

click again on the Minecraft_Server.jar. This time it will not quit.

Step 7: Go on Server

to go on the server, go on minecraft launcher and go on multiplayer and click on direct connect and type localhost.

Step 8: Multiplayer

To make other people able to play, tell the ip address and a random name.



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24 Discussions

To let other people play, Tell your friends the name and ip address of your server. The server app has to be open.

Whenever I change the IP address it can't connect, is that a problem?

I did it, thanks for the help!

Hello i just wanted to say the instructions are for a mac i have a windows. Its a lot easier to do on windows you just launch the jar and bam you got it. But you have to agree to eula


2 years ago




2 replies

how to you find you server ip?

where do you find the server ip?

how do i add a map to it

Do you mean to the server? Or do you mean maps to play on?

Go on launchpad, click on "Other", then click on the app "TextEdit". Alternatively, press Command-Space which opens a search bar that you can search the app.

Hey Guys, this is for mac only. There is a different version for windows.