How to make a Minecraft server

How to make a Minecraft server: It is useless to deny it, since you started playing Minecraft you have not been able to do without it and now you are so taken by the thing that you would like to be able to create your own private server so that you can have fun with your friends. How do you say? This is exactly how things are but you have no idea how to make a Minecraft server? Well, in that case you have nothing to worry about… you can count on me. In fact, in the following lines I will go to explain everything you need to know to make a Minecraft server.

Before you can get alarmed and think about the worst, however, I want to clarify one thing immediately. Contrary to appearances, making a Minecraft server is not at all complicated, whether you are a “novice” user or a little more expert in computer and video games, it does not matter, the result is practically the same.

So if you are willing to find out how to proceed in order to make a Minecraft server, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time, get comfortable and concentrate on reading this tutorial. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that you will be ready to exclaim that actually making a Minecraft server was a real breeze. Ready? Yes? Well, then let’s get started.

Before explaining how to make a Minecraft server, however, I have to premise one thing. The procedure that you need to carry out to succeed in the enterprise is slightly different depending on whether the one you use is a PC or a Mac. Then identify below the indications that are right for you and stick to them according to the type of computer in your possession.

Note:  In order to run the program that allows you to make a Minecraft server, the Java platform must be installed on your computer, regardless of the operating system in use. If Java is not present on your computer, you can read my guide on how to download Java to find out how to download and install the platform without problems.

Make a Minecraft server on PC

If you want to understand how to make a Minecraft server and use a PC, the first thing you need to do is connect to the website of the famous game and download the free program on your computer thanks to which you can create customized Minecraft servers. To do this,  click here and once you have viewed the main web page of the game’s Internet site, press the minecraft_server.1.8.7.exe entry.

When the download is complete, move the just downloaded to a new folder in which you want to save the Minecraft server files to create. Then double click on the downloaded file to start it. Then press on  Run and wait a few moments for a whole series of files and directories to appear in the folder where you copied the downloaded file, which will contain the data of your server.

After these operations I can not help but tell you: accomplishments, you have just completed the first fundamental step to make a Minecraft server on Windows.

Now that you have at your disposal the folder with all the files of your personal server inside it, you also have the possibility to change its settings. To change the server settings open the server.properties file with   Windows Notepad. To do this, locate the server.properties file in the folder, double-click on it, check  Select the program from a list of installed programs and then press  OK. Next select  Notepad and then click the OK button.

Now proceed by going to change the values ​​of the options that you find preset in the document. Depending on what your needs and preferences are, you can change the name of the level, the presence of a white list, the ability to let non-premium users play and much more.

If you have a ready-made world that you want to use on your Minecraft server, delete the world folder and replace it with the one of the world you want to use.

To apply the changes, close  minecraft_server.exe  and then restart it.

Now that you have finally managed to make Minecraft servers to be able to use it to play you need to host it. To host a Minecraft server you must use  LogMeIn Hmachi, a paid application also available in a free version that allows you to create servers that can be used by a total of five users at the same time.

Then connect to the LogMeIn Hamachi website by clicking here and then put the checkmark next to the item  LogMeIn software and service are subject to US export regulations […]  which is at the bottom of the page and then click on the color button green  Download now to download the program to your computer.

When the download is complete, double-click on the file you just downloaded and, in the window that opens, click first on  Run and then on  Next, on  Next, on  I accept, on  Install and then on  Finish to complete the installation process and start LogMeIn Hamachi.

In the LogMeIn Hamachi window that is shown to you at this point, click on the power button located at the top left to activate LogMeIn Hamachi and then select the Network item and then click on  Create new network from the application menu to start creating a new server. In the window that opens, type the  Network ID  and  Password to be used to access the latter and then press the Create button to complete the procedure.

Now that you have managed to make Minecraft servers on Windows and now that you have also hosted it you can finally use your creation to play with your friends. But keep in mind that to do this your friends will have to download and install LogMeIn Hamachi on their computer. Subsequently, from the program menu they must first select the Network item and then the  Join existing network item. Finally they will have to enter the login name and password of your network and will have to wait for the program to connect to it.

Once the connection is established, your friends will have to start Minecraft, click on the Multiplayer button, choose the Direct access option and enter your server address in the appropriate field. To copy the server address, simply right-click on its name in Hamchi and select  Copy IPv4 address from the menu displayed.

Make a Minecraft server on Mac

If you have a Mac and want to find out how to make a Minecraft server the first thing you need to do is click here so that you can immediately connect to the game’s website. Then press the minecraft_server.1.8.7.jar item to download the free program on your Mac through which you can create customized Minecraft servers.

Once the download is complete take the file you just downloaded and move it to a folder where you want to save the Minecraft server files to create. Once this is done click on the file with the right mouse button, choose the Open item from the displayed menu and then press  Open.

At this point click on the TextEdit icon on the dock (you can also access it from the Applications folder as well from the  Launchpad ) and then press the New document button in order to create a new text document.

Then click on the Format item attached to the TextEdit menu bar and select the  Convert to text-only format item. Then copy and paste the code you see below into the text file.

#! / bin / bash
cd “$ ([name_your_server_server_folder]” $ 0 “)”
exec java -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar minecraft_server.jar

Finally, click on the File item attached to the menu bar, choose the Save … item, assign the name start.command to the ep file or press  Save.

Now start  Terminal. If you don’t know how to do it, just press the magnifying glass located in the upper right part of the OS X menu bar, type terminal in the search field displayed and double-click on the first result, the one that is indicated as  The best.

Once Terminal is started, type the command you see below in its window, taking care to add a space after the x character.

chmod a + x

At this point click on the start.command file and drag it into the Terminal window and then press the Enter key on your Mac keyboard in order to save the changes made to the file.

After these operations I can not help but tell you: accomplishments, you have just completed the first fundamental step to make a Minecraft server on Mac.

However, to use the server to play you have to take another step, you have to host it. To host a Minecraft server you need to use the LogMeIn Hamchi application. Then connect to the LogMeIn Hamachi website by clicking here, put the checkmark next to the item  LogMeIn software and service are subject to US export regulations […]  at the bottom of the page and then click on the color button green  Download now to download the program to your computer.

When the download is complete, click on the file you just downloaded and, in the window that opens, add the checkmark next to the item  I have read and accept the terms of the license agreement.  and then click the Install button to start the installation procedure and start LogMeIn Hamachi.

Once the installation of the program is complete, start it and then click on the power button located at the top left to activate LogMeIn Hamachi. Then select the Network item and then click on  Create new network from the application menu to start creating a new server. In the window that opens, type the  Network ID  and  Password to be used to access the latter and then press the Create button to complete the procedure.

Once you have created the Minecraft server you can finally use it to play with your friends. But keep in mind that to do this your friends will have to download and install LogMeIn Hamachi on their computer. Subsequently, from the program menu, they must first select the Network item and then the  Join existing network item. Finally they will have to enter the login name and password of your network and will have to wait for the program to connect to it.

Once the connection is established, your friends will have to start Minecraft, click on the Multiplayer button, choose the Direct access option and enter your server address in the appropriate field. To copy the server address, simply right-click on its name in Hamchi and select  Copy IPv4 address from the menu displayed.

 

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