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minecraft how do i make a server

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how do I set up a minecraft server?
asked 12 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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Download the Minecraft server from

Then run the executable and start your server. More detailed instructions on configuring it can be found here.

answered 12 years ago by louiedog Mercenary (1,020 points)   15
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Download this: You will have to forward your ports if you want anyone to be able to go to it, for that go here:
answered 12 years ago by Onematty Journeyman (741 points)   11
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Is the easiest way to create a server, if you're running Windows. Once you get a server going you will be able to connect to your own IP address and play on said server, usually off the same computer.

There are a list of commands you can use as the operator in which you can find on the minecraftwiki, which allow you to kick/ban/create items/port yourself and what not. You can also save your server files into one directory and access that server at any time.

answered 12 years ago by Biowulf Journeyman (636 points)   1
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Go to and see if your computer/internet is enough to run a server. If it's not, you can rent one, like ServerCraft and many others, depending on your budget/need.

If you can run it, download the server files from here:

Then you have to open the ports in your router/modem, default minecraft port is 25565. (If you have a modem behind a router sometimes you have to do this: open the port 25565 in the modem setup to the router IP that the modem recognizes, then, open the port 25565 in the router setup to the computer local IP)

After that, run server.exe and wait for it :)

Run Minecraft, multiplayer, join localhost:25565

Give your friends your IP and port, tell them to connect to yourip:25565 and voila :D

If you want an fixed server name, you can get one from for free, download the software, and it will be even easier for others to connect to you

More info:

answered 12 years ago by luke_triton Journeyman (698 points)   13
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Simple, just download the server from and run it.
answered 12 years ago by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34
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i use mcadmin
answered 12 years ago by djs Soldier (2,570 points)   3 10 39
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I truly recommend using Hamachi, it easily clears up the common error of port forwarding which many have trouble with.
answered 12 years ago by SteeZ_StroBeZz Initiate (360 points)   4
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Go To click download on the home page then scroll all the way down and download minecraft server.jar if you have a mac.
answered 11 years ago by jako1001 Soldier (2,144 points)   1 2 8

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