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One part of: The Ultimate Server Guide

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This guide is part 4 of the ultimate server guide. For all other server stuff, check out the ultimate server guide. Includes: Making a server, using plugins, great plugins to have, stopping cheaters and griefers, and a noob's guide to permissions!





Great plugins to put on your server


A list of great plugins to improve your server and make it more fun for all your players!


If you have any plugin suggestions, please leave a comment!





Anti-Grief


Anti hacking/griefing/cheating/spamming plugins are covered in proper detail here:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/ultimate-anti-grief-guide/




Essential Stuff


Useful standard commands:
All the essential basics you need like setting home, spawn point, whispering etc.
Download: CommandBook, CommandBin

Anti-lag plugin:
Nolagg helps reduce a lot of lag and loading issues. Very useful.
Download: NoLagg

WorldEdit/WorldGuard:
WorldEdit is used to easily cut, copy and paste blocks, remove lava, regenerate terrain, restore backups, a lot of stuff. WorldGuard can be used to protect areas, mob spawning, pvp areas, stop fire spread, tnt, lava, water, creeper explosions and more.
Download: WorldEdit, WorldGuard

Door/Chest locking protection:
Pretty much essential to stop people stealing stuff. If you don't lock it down, people will take it! Easy to use.
Download: Lockette, LWC

Chat plugin:
Needed to add colours to chat, player prefixes etc.
Optional: I'm fond of mChannel because you can switch between global and local chat, and make your own chat channels. Helps stop the chat window getting too full of people talking.
Download: mChat, mChannel

Permissions:
To restrict who can and can't use certain commands.
Download: bPermissions, PermissionsEx

Cracked servers only:
Cracked servers allow anyone to login as any player. This puts a password to each players name to prevent this.
Download: MixedModeAuth, XAuth, AuthMe




Economy


An economy plugin (Needed)
Needed to implement a currency on your server. You can apply charges to using certain commands like /tp or /heal or similar. Check the plugins you want to use support the economy plugin you want to use. Iconomy is very popular, but there are alternatives.
Download: iConomy, BOSEconomy, MineConomy

Earning money:
Other plugins to pay wages are available but jobs is probably the best: you can join jobs and earn money by being a woodcutter, miner, fisherman, builder, hunter etc. You can even make your own jobs!
Download: Jobs

Residence protection:
Allows people to buy their own protected land rather than having your mods/admins going round wasting time having to protect people's houses. Very useful.
Download: Residence

Shops:
Used to setup shops so people can sell their own items they don't need and promote the economy on your server. Lots are available here are a few: ChestShop is a simple shop plugin where people can buy items from a sign attached to a chest. Showcase is a very neat plugin that allows you to showcase a floating version of your item, and has a better interface than ChestShop. Dynshop offers a dynamic global economy, based on supply and demand.
Download: ChestShop, Showcase, DynShop

PVP/Mob rewards:
Give rewards/penalties for killing players and mobs, and also change the drops you can get
Download: ecoCreature




Fun Stuff


Games:

Arenas:
PvP, PvM, Capture the flag, different classes. Lots of different possibilities, and some of them interface with economy plugins too.
Download: SurvivalArena, UltimateArena, PVPArena, MobArena

Deathcube:
A novel fun game you can play against other players, you have to climb up a maze-like tower of wool, trying to find your way up before the other players. Check out the videos to get more of an idea.
Download: Deathcube

Spleef:
If you haven't heard of spleef, go look it up! This allows you to regenerate the arena after each round, allow you to pay to enter and win cash for winning, and give messages when people win or are knocked out.
Download: nSpleef



Treasure Hunt:
A cool little idea to entertain your players. Allows you to spawn a random treasure chest underground. A server message is broadcasted and then players can rush towards the location, by using /hunt to find the direction and then digging to find it. Allows you to customise rewards.
Download: TreasureHunt





RPG-Style stuff:
RPG Plugin:
Used to make a more RPG-like experience: get experience and level up from cutting trees, mining, fighting etc. Fun even if you aren't an RPG server!
Download: mcMMO, Heroes


Magic/spells:
Adds magic books, and spells. A little hard to get the hang of initially, but very fun.
Download: MagicSpells, Vicincantio


Guilds/factions/towns:
Basically allows you to setup towns, cities, empires for people to socialise, PvP and live together. Useful for RPG or PvP servers, and incorporates economy and area protection.
Download: Towny, Factions


NPC's:
Adds NPCs to the game - showcase your staff members, make shopkeepers, lots of possibilities.
Download: Citizens


Multiple worlds:
Useful if you want to have a creative and a survival world, or just play custom maps on the same server.
Download: MyWorlds, Multiverse
Also consider using a different inventory for different worlds:
Download: MultiInv, DefaultCommands




Other Stuff:

Random welcomer:
Gives a fake welcome message from a few random players currently on the server. Makes new people feel welcome!
Download: Welcome


Better deaths:
Adds funny death messages whenever someone dies - also gives a good laugh when someone gets PVP'd with a feather or similar. Also allows you to save your inventory in a chest if you die.
Download: DeathTP

MobAmbush:
Allows you to summon mobs behind a player, even works for doing it to every player on the server!
Download: MobAmbush

Terraforming:
VoxelSniper is a powerful plugin that has many features WorldEdit doesn't cater for. Also has a lite version to give to players, in case they cause too much damage.
Download: VoxelSniper (at the right under the picture)

Portal Gun
A very clever plugin that enables portal guns, emanicipation grids, jump pads and blue/orange gel. The impressive bit is it doesn't involve any client mods, everything is handled server-side.
Download: PortalStick




Update Log:
If you come back to this page and don't want to search through for which new plugins have been added, here is an update log. (Use CTRL+F to find)
Showcase
Heroes
MobArena
TreasureHunt
PortalStick
MultiInv/DefaultCommands


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xMatrixManx
Level 1
New Miner
February 11, 2014, 7:38 pm

Hey. Try this plugin, really useful! http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/decorheads/
It's called DecorHeads, awesome for extra decoration.

EdibleWhale
Level 1
New Explorer
August 8, 2013, 12:06 pm

I <3 this! Thank you so much :D. I had a server a while back, but now theres bigger and better plugins for me to try out :).

UnTamedWolf
Level 5
Apprentice Warrior
August 1, 2013, 3:53 pm

i love planet minecraft

sole_wolf
Level 1
New Miner
July 30, 2013, 12:05 pm

Mapcoords is also a very helpful plugin if you want to save multiple locations or coordinates.

I use it often on my server.

UnTamedWolf
Level 5
Apprentice Warrior
July 30, 2013, 9:48 am

love love love love love love love love love dimand for u

dafrenchwolf
Level 1
New Explorer
June 20, 2013, 11:19 am

Prtty nice. Do you need a plug in for warps?

Venom
Level 47
Master Pokemon
July 14, 2013, 10:55 pm

its called essentials

As_tr_oi_D
Level 22
Expert Crafter
April 4, 2013, 1:03 am

THANK YOU!! YOU ARE AWESOME

GalaXyRoVer_
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
March 19, 2013, 4:45 am

yay I was your 101 like :)

GalaXyRoVer_
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
March 19, 2013, 4:28 am

Some of the best plugins Ive ever seen THANKS A LOT Getting like half of these for my server!!

robo0000
Level 6
Apprentice Miner
March 9, 2013, 3:17 pm

anymore ive got most of them

hays81
Level 10
Journeyman Dragon
February 27, 2013, 3:25 pm

OMG!!! Bro this is one of the best server plugin logs i have ever seen! Ty sooooo much i really like all these plugins.

makisgreek
Level 1
New Pokemon
February 20, 2013, 9:20 am

Add some chat control plugins

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
February 20, 2013, 9:23 am

Suggestions?

makisgreek
Level 1
New Pokemon
February 20, 2013, 9:51 am

ChatGuard

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
February 20, 2013, 12:45 pm

I've added that to the anti-griefer guide. I consider that to be a bit separate.

Boblandgaming
Level 1
New Miner
February 12, 2013, 2:09 pm

why don't you have vault on the list?

ProNubs
Level 1
New Miner
February 11, 2013, 10:18 pm

Thank you!
I finally found some plugins to do a shop :)
Favorites!

_Turbo_
Level 1
New Miner
February 6, 2013, 5:44 am

those plugins are AWESOME and usefull thanx and keep doing awesome plugins like that :D

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
February 6, 2013, 7:00 am

Glad it helped :)

Slingly
Level 17
Journeyman Scribe
February 3, 2013, 10:52 am

Maybe add Essentials to the useful standard commands?

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
February 6, 2013, 7:01 am

I've never been keen on essentials. It tries to do too many things (not very well) and can conflict with other plugins because of this.

Mavik
Level 11
Journeyman Pirate
January 13, 2013, 1:15 pm

Do you know the link of the Trade Sign plugin?

NiteShadow7
Level 1
New Explorer
January 10, 2013, 4:28 pm

Does it matter what version of minecraft I have?

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
January 10, 2013, 11:33 pm

Although this is quite old, most of these plugins are probably still kept up to date. Check the pages and see what version of bukkit they support.

ChickenBalls
Level 1
New Miner
October 19, 2012, 9:38 am

Can you tell me how to install them please? I know now which plugins to use, but I just don't know how to install them. And do you know what the plugin is called? Like you can make a drill with a chest, a furnace, a switch, glodblock, ironblock, and wood. I want to get that plugin and a hovercraft one. And is there a plugin where you can rank up? So say you we're a newbie, you can like ask for money ( there are quite a lot of nice minecrafters out there :) ) And so once you've reached a certain amount if money you can type in /rankup . I would like to know how to install all of the plugins I just said (and I would also like the names of the plugins) and how to install the ones you talked about in the guide. And yes I am very demanding, thanks :)

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
October 20, 2012, 12:53 am

Try checking out the other parts:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/ultimate-server-guide/
Permissions is used to add ranks. Not sure how to purchase new ranks and stuff, but I'm sure it's possible - try searching on Google and Bukkit.

craig131
Level 1
New Miner
October 5, 2012, 12:04 am

This is very helpful for newbies interested in setting up a highly customizable Minecraft server. It's amazing the number of possibilities Bukkit opens for users. There are plugins out there that completely change the multiplayer experience. Some can even transform Minecraft into an MMO!

[size=10pt]It was only natural for the community to create something like this, but it still blows me away sometimes when I see new gameplay styles emerge like [/size][size=10pt]MineZ[/size][size=10pt], which was built on the Bukkit system.[/size]

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
October 5, 2012, 12:38 am

Yeah the possibilities with Bukkit are nearly limitless!

LinkinLogTV
Level 1
New Cake
December 11, 2012, 1:33 pm

Wrong :) There are many things you can't do!

Facebook status
Level 1
New Miner
September 23, 2012, 9:37 am

Helped alot mate, thanks ;D

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 23, 2012, 10:21 am

Great ;)

SlyKakesu
Level 16
Journeyman Narwhal
September 16, 2012, 12:59 am

Hey Zaphod, I would like some help, my friend recently made an account but he type his email wrong, how can he change the activation email adress?

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 16, 2012, 1:40 am

SlyKakesu
Level 16
Journeyman Narwhal
September 16, 2012, 1:42 am

yes, but he cant log in because its not activated

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 16, 2012, 1:46 am

PM Paril.

SlyKakesu
Level 16
Journeyman Narwhal
September 16, 2012, 1:48 am

ok, thanks for your help :D

auben2k
Level 29
Expert Architect
September 9, 2012, 1:22 pm

I need help configuring Heroes

LinkinLogTV
Level 1
New Cake
December 11, 2012, 1:34 pm

If you still need help... Add me on skype I am always up for help on any plugins!
I have downloaded loads of Minecraft plugins and also worked on them. Making them
run smoothly, etc!

Skype Name : iPad2ReMix

fma223
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
September 8, 2012, 5:19 am

Can u give me pex
Citizen
Member
Mod
Admin
Head-Mod
Head-Admin
Co-Owner
Owner

maxi1123_3
Level 28
Expert Mountaineer
November 10, 2012, 4:20 am

I will do it for you, add me on skype: mexe1123

Creeper_Killer_X
Level 24
Expert Architect
September 2, 2012, 5:53 pm

Could you tell me some that are the best from each category?

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 3, 2012, 12:40 am

Honestly, I would use most of these. Depends which ones you think are needed on your server. I like economy so I would make sure I include showcase, jobs and residence.

Creeper_Killer_X
Level 24
Expert Architect
September 3, 2012, 3:55 am

Ok. Thanks a lot!

wannamymilk
Level 15
Journeyman Princess
September 1, 2012, 6:28 pm

i got aa Notepad.txt out and ive been tryping in plugins, ranks and what they get with that rank and the color of it, and other important things i think would be fun for the server. all in all. im organized and hav a fun server planned.

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 3, 2012, 12:38 am

Nice one, it's a lot better to keep organised like that.

Pandatron
Level 20
Expert Miner
August 30, 2012, 4:03 pm

I love this :P

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
August 30, 2012, 11:08 pm

Hope it helps ;)

Pandatron
Level 20
Expert Miner
September 1, 2012, 7:15 am

It has :D :D

Tutto200
Level 29
Expert Mage
August 27, 2012, 2:57 am

Do you know any more RPG plugins? Also do you know any good classes plugins?
Great stuff

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
August 27, 2012, 3:09 am

Sorry don't know any others that are kept regularly updated.

Tutto200
Level 29
Expert Mage
August 27, 2012, 3:21 am

Ok then I will be watching this blog

25Sapper
Level 1
New Miner
August 21, 2012, 4:04 am

thanks this helped me a lot in finding useful plugins

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
August 21, 2012, 4:08 am

Great, glad it helped.

TeaCuppie
Level 23
Expert Princess
August 13, 2012, 1:08 pm

This is helpful. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this once my server is set up >:)

badsbe
Level 1
New Explorer
July 11, 2012, 3:24 am

Durp, a survur i play on haz must of dis plogins!
Derp, a server i play on has most of these plugins!

Haydox99
Level 17
Journeyman Dragon
July 11, 2012, 12:23 am

Zaphodx For multiply world commands would you recommend multiverse or myworlds?

Haydox99
Level 17
Journeyman Dragon
July 11, 2012, 3:32 pm

Yeah now that I tested it i prefer myworlds over multiverse

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
July 11, 2012, 12:37 am

I would probably go for MyWorlds, I find Multiverse is clunky and bloaty. Try them out, sometimes you will just prefer one over the other.

Haydox99
Level 17
Journeyman Dragon
July 11, 2012, 3:33 pm

Also I used portalstick and the other people on my server couldn't go through the portal only I could.

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
July 11, 2012, 10:32 pm

Probably because of permissions issues?

Zemor
Level 1
New Explorer
June 24, 2012, 7:40 pm

Do all of these work with 1.2.5? I run a server currently, though I may look into adding some of these plugins to let the players have more fun.

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
June 24, 2012, 9:29 pm

The majority of them are still active updated plugins. Some might be inactive but still work fine.

Zemor
Level 1
New Explorer
June 25, 2012, 7:29 am

Oh, well, I won't be able to use these, my server was suspended by our hosting service....

Sorr
Level 12
Journeyman Pokemon
June 20, 2012, 11:32 am

I just made a server using your tutorial and now I'm looking on your profile if I want to make my server better

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
June 20, 2012, 12:55 pm

Nice one! Glad it helped.

SaiyanMarioKid
Level 1
New Miner
June 18, 2012, 1:44 pm

I agree and thx for the help!

Lius
Level 7
Apprentice Miner
June 17, 2012, 1:46 pm

More plugins: Essentials, HeroChat, War, Vault.
Some of the best, and useful plugins i've used.

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
June 17, 2012, 2:57 pm

Personally think essentials is very bloaty. Herochat is defunct iirc. Will have to check out war and vault should be there.

snakeeyes1010
Level 1
New Miner
May 26, 2012, 9:03 am

Me and a friend are making a server and this has helped show us what plugins to choose THANKS!!!

ZaphodX
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
May 26, 2012, 10:47 am

Great! I'm glad it helped!

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