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How to host a minecraft server?

Last modified on 28 May 2024 in Minecraft
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Vladyslav Kryshtafovych

Vladyslav Kryshtafovych

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What is a Minecraft Server?

Minecraft servers are a way to implement multiplayer in the game Minecraft. A server can belong to one person, a small team, or a large company. Servers run on any server and personal computers by activating a custom (spigot, magma, arclight...) or official kernel. Large-scale Minecraft projects prefer dedicated servers (hosting).
You can use your own PC to run and maintain the server, but in this case, it must be turned on at all times, because the server program must be running, which will create an additional load on the computer. The process of starting the server on your computer may differ depending on your operating system.
Game server hosting is a service, the essence of which is that a remote server machine acts as a "host". This is a powerful computer that will process all the data of your server and users will have access to it around the clock. You usually pay for renting such a server machine or a certain amount of its capacity.

How to host a Minecraft server on your PC (Minecraft Java Edition free download)?

1. Create a new folder on your PC with an arbitrary name.

2. Download the server from the official website and transfer it to the newly created folder. (Minecraft 1.20.1 server jar)

3. In the folder where we moved the server (1), create a text document (2) and open it. In the text field, insert the line java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.1.20.1.jar nogui, where -Xmx and -Xms are the minimum and maximum amount of memory allocated to the server. Save the document and change its name and format to start.bat (3), and then agree to the changes in the dialog box (4).


You can learn more about how much RAM for Minecraft server in our article.

4. We run our startup file (start.bat), after which the server libraries are loaded and new files appear in the folder, including eula.txt (1). Open it and write true instead of false in the line eula=false (2), then save and close the file and restart the server.

5. The server console is launched and after downloading additional files and creating the world, the server will be launched.


You can learn how to join a Minecraft Java Edition server in our article.

How to host a Minecraft server on your PC (Minecraft Bedrock Server download)?

  1. Create a new folder on your PC with an arbitrary name.
  2. Go to the official website and download the Bedrock server.
  3. Move the downloaded archive to the created folder (1) and unzip it to the current folder (2), after which you can delete the archive itself.
  4. Among the files, find "bedrock_server.exe" and run it, after which the console will appear and the server will start.


    You can learn how to join a server in Minecraft Bedrock Edition server in our article.

How to host a Minecraft server with Godlike host?

Hosting from Godlike is an opportunity to install Minecraft server on our facilities and have access to it 24\7 regardless of whether your PC is working, as well as receive qualified assistance from our support team.

  1. To begin with, go to the Minecraft page on our resource and click "Order a server" (1) if you want to choose the recommended tariff or choose another by clicking "Other tariffs" (2).
  2. After choosing a plan, you will be taken to the server and payment preferences page. Here we can see detailed information about the selected plan (1), choose the type of server (vanilla, forge, spigot) (2), and select the country in which the server will be located (3). After that, click on the "Next" button to get to the payment confirmation page (4).
  3. After that, on the payment confirmation page, enter your payment information and create an account if you haven't already created one. Now, after waiting a few minutes for your server to be installed, you can use it and customize it to your needs in our Game Panel.


If you want to learn more about server configuration, you can read our article.

Minecraft server hosting is a very useful service for server owners, as it provides players with access to the server around the clock and relieves the owner's PC of unnecessary load. And if you use the hosting services from Godlike, you will see that managing your server through the convenient interface of our Game Panel is also easy. In addition, you will be able to control your server from your mobile phone and monitor its status 24\7.

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