In the most basic terms, Minecraft servers are gaming servers created to house the online multiplayer lobbies for the game developed by Mojang Studios, called (you guessed it) Minecraft. By using a bit of software by Minecraft video game developers Mojang Studios, players have the option to run their computers as Minecraft servers. By using their own computers as Minecraft servers, or using Web hosting services (open in new tab) (usually to get better performance) to create a gaming server for their own Minecraft world, players are able to mold Minecraft in ways that were not possible previously.
Players may utilize hosting services to set up a dedicated game server for their Minecraft world. You can also host your own virtual Minecraft servers, which helps you to play Minecraft with anyone that you wish. Enjoy your new, server-hosted Minecraft world, and share an IP with friends to play together.
For friends with the same Internet connection, just go to Minecraft and click on the Multiplayer tab, and they should find your newly created server. Players should be able to find your servers games under the Multiplayer tab, as long as they are on the same internet connection that your Minecraft Server is set up on. If you would like to host the server to allow friends from another internet connection to join your servers game, we have got a lower section covering this.
Setting up and running a networked server means anyone with your outside IP will be able to join your server and play your Minecraft world. If this is on your own computer, this will be your IP, while if you set up a Minecraft Server Hosting Account with us, we will give you the IP address for you to use and share with friends, making it quick and secure for you to get started.
You can download it via the Minecraft website, but there is some further explanation needed for the initial process and the way your server will be running. Now that you have got Java installed and your firewall configured correctly, you are going to download Minecraft Server App from Minecrafts website. From the Minecraft website, download the server software, which will download as.jar, which is a Java file.
Once you download Minecraft server file, you have to launch it once and it will create a few files including a license file Eula.txt. Once you extract the Minecraft server file, agree to the EULA, and set up the Apex Hosting servers correctly, you can launch it by running either a JAR or an EXE file, depending on your version. If you are running on Windows, you will want to use the Minecraft.exe file, and just launch that program to run the server. Once you are here, you need to name the install with your servers and version number for Minecraft, and choose version for what your servers version download is.
First, head over to your servers home page and check that your server is running on the same version of Minecraft. If you have another version of Minecraft, whether that is a console or a Windows 10 version, you cannot run a custom server. Note that while you do need a computer to run your custom Minecraft server, your friends can play on your server from any platform, provided that they are using the exact same edition of Minecraft you are running. Since you will have to run your Minecraft server from a computer, you are going to need to have a decent Internet connection hardwired into your PC that can handle all of them playing at once.
A Minecraft Server allows users to connect to a single central machine that will host the games software for all the other players to use. As long as your server is able to run default Minecraft, you can play on our hosted servers. If you have some other version of Minecraft, whether that is a Console or a Windows 10 Edition, then you cannot host a custom server of your own.
Fortunately, Minecraft is not exactly a massive resource hog, and you can run Minecraft on Web servers with pretty basic specs. Minecraft games are heavy hardware users, especially if you are planning to host many players running mods. Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, and it is really easy to get started playing it in solo.
Internally, Minecraft runs a single-player gameserver, this is done in order to keep the experience for the single-player games coherent with the experience of multiplayer games, and make changes made in-game, such as bug fixes, applicable for both the single-player games and the multiplayer games.