How to set up a Minecraft Server



Minecraft is a super popular games among the geek community. So in this episode, Iโ€™ll show you how to set up your own Minecraft game server.

You can download the server software here:

If you have a mac, use the command line to launch the server software:
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui

Hereโ€™s the contents of the file:


  1. Andy
    April 21, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Sorry but this is honestly the worst way to set up a minecraft server

    • geekguy8
      April 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

      The video was made for absolute beginners so they could run a vanilla Minecraft server, if he wanted to, he could’ve taught how to use Bukkit or Canary/hmod.

  2. emt training
    April 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    How to set up a Minecraft Server | […]

    • Martin
      May 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      tell us how to do it better so we other learn as well then ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. steve
    April 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    i cant access my server and how do u port forward if u have a router

    • Martin
      May 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      uhm he did put a link in the video about port forwarding

  4. jonstar7
    May 2, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Are you going to list th eip for your server (if you have one) ZOMBIE!!!

  5. get her back advice
    May 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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  6. Gr72
    May 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks, but don’t you have to buy the game in order to actually play it. So a copy would be obsolete wouldn’t it be? any way, I’ve played Minecraft and it is beast. also, thank you for all of your videos, they have helped me learn loads of things. Thank You!!

  7. yogi
    June 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

    How To Play PS3 games On PC??

  8. yogi
    June 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Plz plz Help How Play PlayStation3 on PC………. Plz Help Me I’m Waiting………….

  9. George Alexandrou
    June 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

    then type
    find your default getaway ip and type it to your browser from here you iil find how to port forward is your isp page

  10. Joshua
    June 11, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Love the new website design. But on this page here (Minecraft Server) the video is about print servers!!! Thought i might just let you know. Keep up the good work

  11. karl johan
    June 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I play lots of minecraft and I like games like this

  12. himasterthewolf
    June 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    What do you do AFTER you edited everything? And if you leave the white list blank, what will happen?

    • geekguy8
      April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

      The whitelist is a function if you want your server to be private. If you want to, add names of people you want to play in the .txt file and enable whitelisting in, the console, or in-game. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. John
    June 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    So to start โ€“ I am a mac user and also a minecraft fan. As I wanted to setup a minecraft server on mac I just couldnโ€™t find a proper info on the subject. Until I came upon this site: โ€“ clearly writen, with some print screens โ€“ all neat and understandable ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. syed
    July 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    wow does not ivin work people sereously
    and I’m a widows user

  15. MARTIN
    July 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Guys minecraft updates once in a month so if u run a server u need to update it:) Which is impossible and if you want to run a big server u need lot of RAM!!! :))) ๐Ÿ˜€

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    October 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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  17. sean
    December 9, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    just use logmeinhamachi

  18. Kevin
    March 12, 2012 at 4:22 am

    There is no video there.

  19. Anbla
    April 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    how do you make the green window? and how do you get the ip??

  20. King Telasword
    King Telasword
    April 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    @MARTIN, RAM? Hmph…wouldn’t be a problem for CaptainSparklez on Youtube. He’s got…like 24 GB of RAM and 2 TB of HDD space.

    @yogi, You can’t. You’ll have to wait for someone to find out how to. For now, just play the game on your PS3.

  21. Cman85234
    January 17, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Hi tinkernut im one of your subscribers on youtube and i had a few questions about the minecraft servers. My parents wont let me have a server because it uses their ip address. i need to register my domain name for my website and be able to host it ( learned from your video) is their any way to make the server run through my website when i get it running.


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