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avatar TheBlueDragon06
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
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***Hello TheBlueDragon06 here***


I've been Thinking for a while and i want to get myself known around Planet Minecraft. But how can I do that without Putting myself out there, without putting The extra OOMPH into what i do or create? Resolution? I can't, Reason? Because putting no effort in means no Quality in the work I put in.

FOR EXAMPLE: If I made a skin and put no effort into it, it's going to turn out very wrong and I mean it's score will be basically Nothing, No One will want to download the skin.

See where I'm getting at?
This applies to hosting a server as well!!
Okay straight to the point then.

MineCraft Host:

It is important to choose the best host for not only you but for your community. One key aspect of the server is the Lag, How much ram have you got? what is the bandwidth limit? Is it going to be enough? Another thing you want to Know, Is your server host close to home? or is it a fair distance?.

Yes it can be an absolute drain to look for and find the right server for you, so why not consider Mooshroom Server Hosts? Here is a Link to my Blog containing the Info you would need:

http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/best-server-hosts-part-1/

You got a server up and running. FRESH outta the oven. What you need is a spawn and some Basic Plugins

Plugins You Might Like.

1 .Essentials - Basically all the essential commands. (like /home or /tpa)

2. GroupManager (Essentials) - Allows you to create ranks and set permissions

3. WorldGuard - Allows Protection Against Common grief, Also Allows you to protect certain Areas. - Requires WorldEdit.

4. CoreProtect - Basically logs Every Block a user has placed and enables an admin/owner to rollback any damage. - NOTE: Cannot rollback worldedit.

5. Iconomy - Adds an economy to your server so users can sell and buy items, also trade etc.

6. Factions - Allows a player to create a 'group' so like a small community in which they can invite other member to become pert of their team.

And many many more.

Tip: Bukkit Has updated to 1.6.2 so make sure your Plugins are up-to-date (Also your client! there is a new one!)

Help guide for the Plugins listed above:

WorldGuard - http://wiki.sk89q.com/wiki/WorldGuard

Essentials - http://ess.khhq.net/wiki/Command_Reference

GroupManager - http://ess.khhq.net/wiki/Group_Manager

CoreProtect - http://minerealm.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=6781

Iconomy - http://ico.nexua.org/

Factions - http://massivecraft.com/plugins/factions
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"Want More Plugin Suggestions? Please leave a comment in The Comments!"

Spawn

1. Should Be nice and simple ( Means no Confusing areas! )
2. Should have a rules section that is clearly visible.
3. Should have a ranks area showing all the ranks perks.
4. Should be protected!!! (Using worldgaurd is best)
5. Should not have monsters spawning in spawn.
6. Should not be a pvp zone but instead a Safe - Zone (use /f autoclaim Safezone)
7. Should Be creative and neat.

Tip: Don't Make the spawn too complicated, it may just confuse people.

Rules:

Rules may be as follows:
1. No swearing.
2. No hacks/mods.
3. No asking for op or any staff rank.
4. No asking for creative.
5. No Griefing
6. No Stealing
7. Be Respectful
8. Listen to Staff members

Tip: Don't have too much Rules, it's hard to remember a ton of rules all at once!

(Your rules may vary depending on what type of server you have)

Okay so you've done spawn, what next?

Its time to decide the players that get the Almighty staff position!:

Okay so you want some reliable staff members? Well Follow these simple guidelines.

You want people with:
1. Experience (With proof)
2. Motivation and integrity
3. Good moderating skills
4. Good knowledge of plugins ( Not completely good )
5. Maturity
6. The capability to handle stressfull environments

Note: Don't be upset if you find staff that are..well plain useless, you will eventually find some good decent staff along the way.

But in order to get the staff members that you want you need to post an app in the forums of PMC (or any other forum) here's an example:

Application Form:
IGN:
AGE:
POSITION:
MATURITY (1-10):
SKYPE (I'll pm you may skype if accepted):
WHY DO YOU WANT THE POSITION? (50 WORD+):
WHY SHOULD WE ACCEPT YOU?(50 WORDS+):

Note: You May copy and paste this application as a template for recruiting for your server.

So you've got the staff ? Great!! your on your way!! - Note: Always keep in touch with your staff, Know what's going on etc. you don't want to be left in the dark.

Advertising:

Advertising Is the most important aspect of running a server without it you would have no Players, Thus having a "Failed server" Meaning a dead server. But there are many ways to advertise! Yes that's right you can advertise just about anywhere on the internet such as:

  1. PlanetMinecraft - Server Listing or Forums. Note: Only Bump once every 24hrs!
  2. Other Minecraft Forums.
  3. Server Listing Websites (I will provide a list soon!)
  4. Word of mouth.


TheBlueDragon06


Worldedit and worldGuard Tutorial http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/minecraft-worldedit-and-worldguard-basic-tutorial/

Other Updates to follow:

1. Pictures of some Example Spawns
2. list of Different types of Themes to use for your server. (example, Medievil)

Part 2: How to Restart your failed Server


I am writing up a blog on how to kick start
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Update #4 : 08/20/2013 1:08:15 amAug 20th, 2013

Removed the worldguard and worldedit tutorial.
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02/17/2014 12:52 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Blacksmith
xXTrollduurXx
cool
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08/20/2013 1:48 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Modder
fisherman77
iConomy's way outdated. You might want to update the OP. I'd recommend just using EssentialsEco, CraftConomy, or Gringotts.
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08/21/2013 2:39 am
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
TheBlueDragon06
Thanks! i knew that but never got around to updating that part will do soon :)
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12/14/2012 11:32 am
Level 40 : Master Fox
LuxLacis
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03/18/2013 3:25 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Warrior
Official_Nathan21
Yeah but for how many players
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03/18/2013 3:29 am
Level 40 : Master Fox
LuxLacis
You can pick any amount of players:
$4 = 1-6 Players
$6 = 1-16 Players
$8 = 1-20 Players
E.T.C.

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08/23/2012 6:02 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Pirate
shad0wwy
http://enderhost.net/whmcs
Really cheap.
Free dedicated ip
Free mumble server
Free plugin support
$12/1GB!
Remember to use promo "NEWSERVER"
So you get it under $10
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08/07/2012 10:18 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
nice tutorial plz check out my blogs and sub if you like.
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08/07/2012 10:16 am
Level 28 : Expert Dragon
DestinyIsReal
Hey Blue!!!!
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08/07/2012 10:17 am
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
TheBlueDragon06
hey destiny! XD Like the blog?
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08/07/2012 9:29 am
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
TheBlueDragon06
Hey guys thanks for the feedback! if you guys want another Blog about anything i will provide! I shall do my research! XD anyway spread the blog around!
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07/24/2012 12:05 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Mrsockem
Hey thank You!!!! This really helped my seer... Industrial empires! its a free to get on tekkit server but e would love for you to be an admin-co-owner Sock
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07/01/2012 7:31 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
WantaHorse
The best one is http://www.zsuperhost.com/ it is super cheap, an super fast.
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06/26/2012 10:34 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Bossramsay14
Nice work, Listen to Revcity he's onto it :) (plugins) good luck
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06/25/2012 5:53 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Cake
RevCity
Your guide is too basic, only giving information that is already known by most people. You should improve by adding something that is not really basic knowledge like "these are some plugins you might like"
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07/31/2012 10:50 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
Nngag
He's telling people how to make a good server for people to go on.
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08/19/2012 8:29 am
Level 21 : Expert Caveman
bglen
RevCity knows that.
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06/19/2012 11:06 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Ranger
azrobert
nice! i totaly agree with this!
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