How do I make my server appear as online??!!??

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Level 44 : Master Geek
People have been complaining that there server says offline when they upload it to a server post on Planet Minecraft. Here are some things to do:

  • If it is a hamachi IP (indicated by a IP starting with 5.) it will not show up as online on Planet Minecraft, the reason behing that is we have to ping the server, and if a response comes back we know it's online. This is why you notice a IP that looses connection every once and a while on your server if you run one with a IP posted to Planet Minecraft. It can not reach the hamachi servers.
  • Have you port forwarded? http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/how-to-port-forward-your-minecraft-server-windows/ Make sure you have followed those instructions if you haven't.
  • Do you have a firewall on? If you do, disable it and look again.
  • Is the IP correctly on the IP address field on the server post editing page? Make sure it doesn't contain a port at the end (ex :25565) the port should go on the next field.
  • If your IP starts with 192.168 then it is a internal IP. Go to http://www.whatismyip.com

If you still have problems with this, please post a comment below.

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Level 1
New Miner
September 1, 2014, 7:48 am

@RynzAMast007 the same thing is happening with me, however its s a network of servers using BungeeCord. Can anyone help?

Level 15
Journeyman Ninja
March 12, 2014, 10:36 am

its 1.7.2

mojang changed how queries works so sites no longer show it as online.

Level 36
Artisan Engineer
September 26, 2013, 5:49 pm

When I go to minecraft server checker websites to ping my server it always says its offline but infact, its online. i can connect to it and a friend outside of my network connected to it once. any ideas on how i can get it to show as online? I host my server from my home computer using, fire wall is off and it is port forwarded. help please.

Level 6
Apprentice Architect
August 22, 2013, 3:36 pm


Level 4
Apprentice Warrior
May 28, 2013, 9:07 am

jjoin smexypvp.net for huge drop party!!!

Level 2
Apprentice Architect
April 28, 2013, 2:00 am

ausminecraft.com is live 97.8% since 2010

Level 1
New Miner
April 25, 2013, 2:20 pm



Level 1
New Miner
April 16, 2013, 2:32 pm

almost no help to me

Level 6
Apprentice Engineer
January 13, 2013, 1:41 pm

Hi, my firewall is blocking your pings. What is the IP to whitelist?

Level 1
New Miner
December 30, 2012, 7:21 am

Join my server!

Level 1
New Miner
September 3, 2012, 5:12 pm

I am having troubles. I can go on my server but when i call my friend to tell him to get on the server it says connection refused for him. Also when i try adding my server on a website or something it say my server is offline. I mean come on, I can play on the server!

Level 1
New Miner
December 27, 2012, 1:19 am

I have same problem.

Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2012, 7:43 am

can someone post a link to forward my port??? I check youtube but the links are outdated. please help.

Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2012, 7:41 am

my server ip is if u could get it online that would be great

Level 1
New Miner
May 25, 2012, 6:00 pm

My server doesnt have a port! and it auto adds 25565 wahat do I do???

Level 9
Apprentice Narwhal
January 21, 2012, 3:06 pm

http://www.planetminecraft.com/server/australian-based--medievilcraft--hardcore-factions-tnt-sever-with-mobarena-and-iconomy/ this is my server and its nto wroking help please?

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Level 1
New Miner
December 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

When I was making my server, I noticed when I didn't have my computer working, I had no default gate-way, un-enabling me to port-forward. It took 3 days to get this computer working and I now have a non-Hamachi server running un-smoothly on my computer. Lol.

Level 21
Expert Miner
November 18, 2011, 11:06 am

hamachi servers appear offline because it is not port forwarded, yes i have the same server thing happening with me, i hate it too... there is no way of changing it :(

Level 1
New Miner
August 18, 2012, 3:49 pm

what?!?!? there has to be SOME way of changing it!!!

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