Minecraft servers

You can start your own Minecraft hosting. Although you can create your own Minecraft server to invite your friends or to share a multiplayer experience with more players, the initial setup can be slow. This is how to create and host your Minecraft server.

Mojang offers free server software you can download to help manage your server. The Java Edition server can be downloaded from the Minecraft website. You should make sure that Java is the most recent version installed before you start this process. This is important for security. This can be checked by accessing Java via your control panel. Download the most recent Java version to update or install Java.

After you've downloaded Mojang server software and Java version 5.0, you can set up Minecraft hosting.

How to host a Minecraft Server

You will need to create a folder for your server during setup. This is because if you start your server from a download folder or desktop, it will create configuration files there. It will make it easier to organize all files by creating a folder on your server.

After you have clicked the file, and started the server, you will need to configure it. These are the steps.

After you have set up Minecraft hosting you can share your server with others by sending your IP address to everyone on the same network and your external IP address to everyone else. However, port forwarding will need to be set up on your router. It is not recommended to host a server on the exact same computer as your intended use. This guide will provide a detailed breakdown of the most frequently asked questions as well as instructions for setting up Minecraft hosting. It should also address any other questions that may arise during the tedious and sometimes frustrating process of setting up a server.

Minecraft Realms Plus

Minecraft Realms Plus is another way to setup Minecraft hosting. This will save you the hassle of creating a server from scratch. Mojang offers a subscription service that allows you to host servers even if you don't have any experience. The cost is $7.99 per month and the host pays the fee.

Minecraft Realms Plus allows you to host up to 10 players on your server. However, this option is limited in that it's a Mojang server so you won't have the same freedom. Realms does however add new content on a regular basis for subscribers, so you will always have new mini-worlds and skins to enjoy.

This is how to setup Minecraft hosting and create your server. Check out these top Minecraft maps for server inspiration. Use our tool to determine if your computer meets the Minecraft system requirements.