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:

28 Responses

  • Andy // //

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

    • geekguy8 // //

      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.

  • emt training // //

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    • Martin // //

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

  • steve // //

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

    • Martin // //

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

  • jonstar7 // //

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

  • get her back advice // //

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  • Gr72 // //

    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!!

  • yogi // //

    How To Play PS3 games On PC??

  • yogi // //

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

  • George Alexandrou // //

    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

  • Joshua // //

    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

  • karl johan // //

    I play lots of minecraft and I like games like this

  • himasterthewolf // //

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

    • geekguy8 // //

      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™‚

  • John // //

    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™‚

  • syed // //

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

  • MARTIN // //

    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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    I conceive other website owners should take this internet site as an example, very clean and wonderful user pleasant pattern.

  • sean // //

    just use logmeinhamachi

  • Kevin // //

    There is no video there.

  • Anbla // //

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

  • King Telasword // //

    @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.

  • Cman85234 // //

    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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