How to Create a Minecraft Server
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Posted 12/28/12 10:12:00 am , last updated: 03/26/13 4:06:46 am
If you want to make a good, decent server, you will need to find a Mine-craft hosting Site. ( if you need help finding that let me know.) They can range from varies of prices. Probably about $10-$100. All depends on who you go through. Usually they do about 512MB-8192MB. The More RAM you want, the more it will cost.
: You will have to set-up your server. Your server will not automatically come with plugins installed on it. So you will have to go to your plugins Folder ( will be notified how to do this by your provider). You can pick your plugins by going onto bukkit.org and press Get Plugins. Notice: Not all plugins may be 100% working or capable for some servers. Some may be being updated and others may be glitched. So Pick Wisely and read what they do before you install/download them. If the plugin that you install is in a .zip file, you will need winrar to be able to open it. Once you open it, you should see a jar file in there. That is what you want to put into the plugins folder. Notice: If you put the whole .Zip File into the plugins folder, It has a chance to mess up all of your plugins or that particular plugin may just not work.
Third: If you get plugins like Survival Games, or Zombie Survival, and other plugins. You may have to set up the plugin for it to work. Example: for survival games, you may need a dome first, and then you will have to set the middle part of of the dome with chests and pistons+glass. And you will have to set-up the game inside that dome, and set-up all the rewards.
Fourth: If you Decide you want to make Groups. i would suggest you get group manager if you are a beginner. but if you are extremely good at plugins ext... i would get PermissionsEX.These are just 2 plugins that i use. There are many more then this that you could use. But besides the point. In order yo make the Groups, you will to get Notepad++. Then you will have to make your groups. Please see the Picture for more info on how to make it. You must save it as a YAML (YML) File. if you dont save it like that, it will not work when you put it into the group file. Notice: if you don't space it all right, the groups will not work. So i would check your work before you go and try to make it work.
Getting your plugins, and how to install them. IF you are Running bukkit, Click this link for plugins http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/rangerapprentice/ . When you see a plugin you like, Click on that plugin, Read the details and when it was last updated. IF you like it still, Press download. I would suggest making a folder on your desktop for plugins. After you download it, it should come out as a .jar file. You can just put that whole jar file into your plugins folder for you Minecraft Server. Note: Some plugins you may have to mess around with the configuration file to make it how you want it to be. It should be set up to change it in ways.
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Update #4 : 03/26/2013 4:06:46 am3/26/13
Update #3 : 02/07/2013 9:38:55 pm2/07/13
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