This tutorial takes you through the steps of setting up your own server using the default server software that Mojang Studios distributes free of charge. For more tutorials, see the bottom of this page or the Tutorials page. For more information on Minecraft servers, see the Server page. Note: There is also custom server software available, which most large servers use, but these applications are not supported by Mojang Studios. Since you're about to run your own server, you should be aware of the possible dangers. In order to run your server and stay out of trouble, we highly suggest that you should at least know about the following:. The JVM supports many different platforms.
To connect to the server and play you will need a Minecraft account. Step One: You will first need to download the Minecraft Server software package hosted here and start the server. Step Two: Installing and configuring the Minecraft Server You will want to use the following link and follow the installation instructions for your specific operating system:. Step Three: Port Forwarding You will need to port forward port to the internal IP address of your server in your router. If you need help with port forwarding, visit portforward. The website will then provide you with a step-by-step instruction guide on how to properly port forward your router.
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