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How To Make Minecraft Servers

Wondering how to make a Minecraft server? Here's our step-by-step guide to create a private server for free.

With countless randomly generated biomes in Minecraft, you might want to build a world on your own. While there are many best servers available, players are looking to create a server in the Java Edition. Luckily, you can not only join but also make and create a private server by yourself. Once created, you can play multiplayer with your friends by inviting them to these servers. Don’t worry, check out our guide on how to make Minecraft servers. In our guide, find out the exact steps to create a private server in Java Edition.

How to Make And Set up Minecraft Servers

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Follow the below steps:

  • Firstly, download the latest version of the Minecraft launcher from their official website.
  • Install or update Java to the latest version from over here.
  • Once you have set up Java and Minecraft, download the official server .JAR file from the website over here.
  • Create a new folder at a suitable location and rename it Minecraft Server. Move your downloaded Minecraft server file over here.
  • Then, launch the server file using the Java platform.
  • If it didn’t run, you need to open the Command Prompt. Hit the Windows button and search cd to launch the program.
  • In the Command Prompt, type “cd” followed by the directory where the server file is located. For example, if it’s saved on the Desktop, the command will be as follows:
    • cd Local Disk:\Users\Username\Desktop\Minecraft Server
  • This will generate the necessary server files in the folder including the eula.txt file. Open this text file using Notepad.
  • Set the eula=false parameter to eula=true to agree to the agreement to the EULA. You can find a link to the agreement with Minecraft for running a server in the text.
  • Now, double-click the server file to complete the setup.
  • As you do so, the server will fully initialize this time. Wait for some time until the process is complete.
  • To change the server settings, open the server.properties file where all server files are located.
  • Open the file using Notepad to find all the readable settings for your private server.
  • Here are some of the following settings you may want to change:
    • gamemode setting – Play survival or creative. Type what you want to play after the “=” command.
    • Spawn-protection – Radius of blocks in the server spawn that cannot be broken. Set it to 0 if you want it to be broken.
    • allow-nether – If you want Nether or not.
    • Difficulty – Can be set on peaceful, easy, normal, or hard levels.
  • Once you have edited the settings, launch the Minecraft Java edition while your server is running.
  • Select the Multiplayer option and then, Direct Connection.
  • Lastly, type in “localhost” and press the Join Server button below it to connect to the server.

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