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How to update or change server version

Last modified on 15 December 2023 in Godlike Panel
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Valeriy Stereo

Valeriy Stereo

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How to update or change version

Updating or changing the version of your Godlike server is super easy and fast. We have integrated the API of many popular Minecraft jars into our panel, so you can update your server in seconds, no need to download anything to your local computer.

These same steps apply to changing the version your server runs on.


  • Before updating or changing Minecraft versions be sure to create and test a backup of your entire server. Downgrading a world without causing corruption is nearly impossible.
  • Moreover, if you aren't utilizing us, we would highly suggest you set that up before updating.
  • Once you update to a new version you can't go back to any previous version, unless you reset your worlds or restore a backup that was made when the server was on the previous version.

Updating or changing versions with the versions tab for Minecraft

To update or change the version of your server, go to the Godlike Panel, select your server and click on the Versions tab under Minecraft Management.

Then select the needed server type and press install

In the next window, you can choose to save files or remove them. We recommend removing all files by default if you have backups. But for some upgrades, you can save your files.


Keep in mind that you can upgrade Minecraft servers, but you can't downgrade versions unless you reset your Minecraft worlds. Minecraft worlds don't support downgrading to older versions.

You are now done!

Updating the server manually

  • Make sure that your server is backed up completely.
  • Remove your current server jar.
  • Download the new version of your server software. If you are unsure which one to use, check out our guide on server jars.
  • Upload it using SFTP or the File Manager and make sure to define the full name (such as paper-1.18-023 in the 'Startup settings' tab on the panel)

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