Set Up a Server in Minecraft

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Introduction: Set Up a Server in Minecraft

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Hello, I am going to show you how to set up your own server in Minecraft.

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Step 1: First Get the Software.

First, you need to get the software for the server from http://www.minecraft.net/download/ .

Step 2: Setting Yourself As an Op

To be able to use console commands, you need to set yourself as an "op" (operator(I think)). To do this, put the Minecraft_Server.exe program into it's own folder, and run it. Once it displays "Done!", you can close it. You will notice that there are more files in that folder.  Open the text file "ops.txt", and type your Minecraft username. (Josh1324, Notch, ect.) For each new "op" you add, you need to put it on a new line.

Ex.
josh1324
Notch
...

Step 3: Editing the Settings on Your Server

First, open server.properties WITH NOTEPAD (or similar program). To make it so it will spawn monsters change
"spawn-monsters=false" to "spawn-monsters=true". Besides that, there wont be really anything else you will do here.

Step 4: Now You Have to Find Your Ip.

To find your ip adress, go here: http://www.whatsmyip.org/

Step 5: Fowarding the Port

Right now, you could open up the minecraft_server.exe program and run minecraft and just type "localhost" in multiplayer. But, if you want to have other people on your server, you need to foward the port. Here is a tutorial of how to do it: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/554-how-to-port-forward-your-minecraft-server-with-pictures/page__p__5310#entry5310

Step 6: Done!

You're done! Enjoy your server!
***You need to have minecraft_server.exe running to connect to your server!

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    63 Discussions

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    xxjayxx090
    xxjayxx090

    2 years ago

    i want a command block so mush

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    DerpP
    DerpP

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I cant find the op file. any help?

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    beckyeverton
    beckyeverton

    Reply 3 years ago

    its online so download it of the website.

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    Hakija BakiP
    Hakija BakiP

    4 years ago on Step 2

    oh man i just got a server and in my server are today 1000

    players

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    beckyeverton
    beckyeverton

    Reply 3 years ago

    woah!!?? how doya do that then??

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    Nikylebennett

    I CLICKED THE LINK AND IT SAID "NOT FOUND The file public download does not exist"

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    beckyeverton
    beckyeverton

    Reply 3 years ago

    you have a problem with your java script

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    CircuitGD
    CircuitGD

    Reply 4 years ago

    delete the slash on the end

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    electroneum121321
    electroneum121321

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Open First minecraft.net you will see download here and click it you will direct to minecraft.net/download and you will see the server in bottom

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    BedRockP
    BedRockP

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    try this one: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/554-how-to-port-forward-your-minecraft-server-with-pictures/page__p__5310#entry5310

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    jimbo slice
    jimbo slice

    3 years ago

    How do you do it for pe

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    beckyeverton
    beckyeverton

    Reply 3 years ago

    you cant do it for PE

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    SpinnyPlays
    SpinnyPlays

    3 years ago

    Hey, I was wondering if you knew how to allow certain players in a certain group to join even when the server is full. Thanks!

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    beckyeverton
    beckyeverton

    Reply 3 years ago

    no you shouldnt and cant

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    Chenrick
    Chenrick

    4 years ago

    That is For Windows ???

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    beckyeverton
    beckyeverton

    Reply 3 years ago

    yeah duuuhhh

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    HLightning11
    HLightning11

    Reply 3 years ago

    I used it for windows. I had brackets installed so my server.properties thing was on brackets lol