How to make a Tekkit Server! [Tutorial]


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Hi, This is a simple Tutorial on how to setup a basic Minecraft Server on a CentOS VPS or Dedicated Server!

Pros to using a VPS/Dedi VS. a MC Hosting Company

  • Cheap Prices
  • Full Control to Machine
  • Dedicated IP Address without Port
  • Ability to run other services (MySQL, Web Server, Teamspeak, etc)

  • Putty
  • 1GB of RAM VPS/Dedi
Step 1.

First Step to setting up a MC Server is to have a server to host it on, For this example, I will be using a 1GB VPS from DigitalOcean.

Step 2.

Once you have Used Putty to connect to your Server you will be presented with your server console.

change directories to home, then create the directory minecraft to store the server, then browse to minecraft.net/download and choose the jar version of the latest Minecraft Server

cd /
cd home
mkdir minecraft
cd minecraft
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8.9/minecraft_server.1.8.9.jar

Step 3.

You will also need to install Java on the server so that it can run the minecraft jar file

sudo yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk
Step 4.

You will now be able to start the server, change minecraft_server1.8.9.jar to whatever the name of the most recent jarfile is.

java -Xmx512M -Xms512M -jar minecraft_server.1.8.9.jar nogui

Use a text editor (Such as nano) to accept the EULA and save the txt file.

You are now able to successfully start the server with the command
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server1.8.9jar.-jar nogui

You are now able to connect to your MC Server with the same IP that you used to connect to the VPS/Dedi!

You can also use the stop command to gracefully shutdown the server and to make sure that all of the worlds are saved :D.


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  • chrisdude011
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  • June 13, 2014, 10:48 pm
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I did everything and my server files started generating but then it stopped and all it said was ... 7 more
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  • HailTheFire
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  • New Miner
  • December 27, 2012, 11:57 am
How would I get an IP address so that my friends could access my server..? I can't figure it out..
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  • Jack_Keeley
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  • December 28, 2012, 8:00 am
You would have to port forware, lookup on how to do that, and give them your IP, if you need help setting it up, just add me on Skype and i would be glad to help :D

- Skype: Jack_Keeley
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  • Andude0131
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  • New Miner
  • December 21, 2012, 10:33 am
okay. thanks!
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  • Andude0131
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  • December 18, 2012, 6:22 pm
Is it different for 3.1.3? I did everything you said but it just says:
java -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar Tekkit.jar nogui
"'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program, or batch file.

Press any key to continue......"

Please help =(
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  • wixoa
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  • May 11, 2013, 5:08 am
To set it up Go in you Control Panel, go in System then click Advanced Settings

Then click Environment Variables

Create a new System Variable and name it path and put this in the Path (If your Java's Path is different you may need to change it to the path that the Java bin is in) :

C:/Program Files/Java/bin;%path%
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  • Jack_Keeley
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  • December 20, 2012, 4:17 pm
It is not differentfor 3.1.3, that means you do not have your java path setup correctly google how to set it up right.
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