How To Setup A Minecraft Java Server

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27 June 2022

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When making a Minecraft server there's lots of possibilities. gaming blog This guides currently covers setting up a Survival Multiplayer Server without mods. We'll release more guides in the future on how to start the server with mods.

Create a Vanilla Survival Multiplayer Server (MSP)

Follow these steps and you'll have a public Minecraft Java server up in the shortest amount of time.

1. Java can be downloaded and installed

Oracle offers the latest Java version to download.

2. Download the official Minecraft Server

Download this from

3. Create a folder to store your minecraft server

You can name the folder and then place it wherever you want. It should be easy to find and easy to find. I love calling the folder minecraft server and put it in my Home folder in my User folder.

4. Set up your Minecraft server folder

Move the server.jar file you downloaded into your minecraft folder

Windows Create a new file named run.bat Windows: Create a batch file (.bat).

Create a new file named on MacOS or Linux

Edit the file and set the text as your default text.

5. Create your server and agree to the EULA

Let's start with the server now that you have your run file.

On Windows: double click your run.bat folder.

MacOS or Linux Open the terminal in your minecraft folder and enter bash./

The command line should display some logs and your minecraft server folder should be populated with new files and folders. Find and open the eual.txt file. Replace the eula=false line with the eula=true.

6. Connect to your server by running the following command

After you have the eula accepted running your server again following the same method in 5.. Start Minecraft and try direct connecting using If you're unable to connect, ensure that your server is running. If all is well and you're not sure why you cannot connect, you can ask for assistance via our discord.

7. Make your server public

Now you can connect to your server remotely. Let's make it open for friends so they can join. Check out the interactive guide.