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


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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? 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 www.whatismyip.com

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

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  • NateHC4
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • October 4, 2016, 4:53 pm
It could be your internet not allowing port forwarded game servers, I'd call the internet provider.
my server doesnt let me friend get on it doesent even ping ???? my friends internet is not bad and everything is good WATS WRONG!!!!!
  • Busky333
  • 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?
  • adamwbb
  • Level 12
  • 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.
  • RynzAMasta007
  • Level 46
  • Master Architect
  • 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.
  • Generalshotz
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • August 22, 2013, 3:36 pm
jjoin smexypvp.net for huge drop party!!!
  • wayne104
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Architect
  • April 28, 2013, 2:00 am
ausminecraft.com is live 97.8% since 2010

  • Dlion0
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 16, 2013, 2:32 pm
almost no help to me
Hi, my firewall is blocking your pings. What is the IP to whitelist?
  • Danablend
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 30, 2012, 7:21 am
Join my server!
  • thisoneguy
  • 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!
  • Kossikalle
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 27, 2012, 1:19 am
I have same problem.
  • Crusher30
  • 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.
  • Crusher30
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 7, 2012, 7:41 am
my server ip is if u could get it online that would be great
My server doesnt have a port! and it auto adds 25565 wahat do I do???
  • cute_puppy
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • January 21, 2012, 3:06 pm
  • heartshapedBox
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 22
  • Expert 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.
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 :(
  • acacia15
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 18, 2012, 3:49 pm
what?!?!? there has to be SOME way of changing it!!!

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