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How To Get a Nice Successful Server Running!


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Level 29 : Expert Miner
Their are a few things to get before you start running a server

1- Prior Knowledge about CraftBukkit
2- Knowledge of running a server on your desktop and port forwarding
3- Advertising your server, and having a staff
4- Raising the Money to get a Dedicated Server
5- Creating a server worth donating to!

1- CraftBukkit, is like a Minecraft_Server.jar that you place into a folder and run it off a batch file.. Hopefully it will bring up a console and your server will be able to get logged on by people on your router.
Not many of you know what I'm Talking about so here is a link
When, I was a noob that was what I used

2- To run a server on your desktop, I do suggest Laptops, as they overheat easily and provide for laggy crap servers! In addition, Computers that run low Gb of Ram, Minecraft will rape your computer to shreads. If you have a crappy computer please skip to Section 4. So, you have got your server running, and want to make it unique and awesome! But, how? how will you learn how to yml code, and make plugins fit to your need, as well as port forward?
It is actually really easy, for port forwarding, search up what router you have, go on google and go to portforward.com search where to go to portforward your Minecraft server the Port for Minecraft is 25565, so if you can find where to input that into your router... Your set. Those for you that don't or are having trouble, ask the people in PMC or in the comment section because I can't waste all my time, writing about every single router.
Now for the plugins part, notice that a plugins folder was created when, you made your CraftBukkit server? First, off turn off the server by going into console and typing /stop, then go into server properties, and enter your ip address, and other information. The Ip address your players are going to be using is your ISP which can be found at whatismyip, just go on google, and tell your players to type that ISP:25565 and the port 25565.
Now for plugins, go to bukkit.org, hit get my plugins, and search for the the neccessary plugins. Essentials (The entire pack), PermissionsEx, WorldGuard, and maybe any other plugins you want. Put that into your plugins folder, and run your server, a bunch of folders are going to get created, stop your server once its done. Go into your plugins folder, and I suggest downloading Notepad++, and edit it to your liking. I can't make a tutorial for that, just go on YouTube...
3- Easy part, go on YouTube, create trailers for your server, post a ad on planetminecraft, minecraftforum, yogscast forum, get minequery plugin, and set up a minequery port by adding this into your server properties minequery-port: 25566, if that doesn't work try mine-query-port:25566.
4- Raising Money, now you can do what I did which was, make a adcraft account and make a bunch of skins, to make money off people downloading it, and ran a small minecraft server at the time.. I now have a big 100 dedicated slot server
5- This is the hard part, which requires your own imagination and expert building

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! ( The little server owner that got big

Update #2 : 01/04/2012 11:12:21 pm1/04/12

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Update #1 : 12/24/2011 11:18:08 am12/24/11

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  • mohawkguy360
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • April 8, 2013, 6:25 pm
well I could really use some help. I am new to this and not the best of the best builder. My server is not full of good builders either. If anyone reading this is a good builder and would love to help with server projects PM me.
  • DerpyZ
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Lava Rider
  • October 8, 2012, 11:57 am
Whats adcraft?
  • Silknog78
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Artist
  • September 25, 2012, 11:37 am
1 THing please read!
Leave the ip spot blank if you wish!
arena sorry
make a arene:D
  • boynamedfish
  • Level 21
  • Expert Narwhal
  • December 22, 2011, 1:57 pm
  • SpearPillar6
  • Level 22
  • Expert Skinner
  • December 17, 2011, 5:44 am
Huh, I never thought it took THAT much to make a server... Hmm, OK, guys, I need a poll. I am deciding to make a server that will enable people to make towns, like Frozen-craft (search it if you want to see it). Any ideas on a name, and if you want to join, give me a request and I'll bump you up a rank.
6. Post your server to Planet Minecraft as a Blog Form like this so that everyone will visit your server to see if it is "big"
Go on their website to see so yourself, oddyssey.enjin.com
You say ISP instead of IP when showing how to put your IP into MineCraft.

But very good tutorial :) My build team and I are working on my server now and this helps very much :)
  • xpkingpkx
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 16, 2011, 2:22 pm
he means ISP internet service provider
I swear he said ISP before that in one of the IP bits.

Freaky. :)
  • Waystreet
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Network
  • December 16, 2011, 12:51 am
My name is on the picture, what is this server?
Why dont you hop on the server
  • Ekorren2000
  • Level 21
  • Expert Engineer
  • December 15, 2011, 6:34 pm
  • Spraymaster
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 15, 2011, 5:03 pm
Good job dylan!
  • xpkingpkx
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 15, 2011, 5:02 pm
My life story...
  • dylanmaster1
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 15, 2011, 5:02 pm
Nice basic guide!
  • dragonwer21
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • December 15, 2011, 5:02 pm
Very informational thank you~!

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