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How to start a Minecraft Server (BASIC!)

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How to start a Minecraft Server


Starting a Minecraft server can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, running a server on your own computer can be resource-intensive and may not be feasible for everyone - it requires stable internet, and depending on who will be playing the server, may open your wifi up to ddos attacks. If you don't have great wifi or are worried about strangers finding your IP, using a server host can be a good option. In this article, we'll provide a step-by-step guide on how to start a Minecraft server using a host.

  • First, you'll need to choose a server host. There are many different server hosting providers available, so take some time to research and compare their features and prices to find the one that best suits your needs. Some popular ones include: Pebblehost, MCProHosting, Apex Hosting, and Shockbyte - but there are many more.


  • Once you've chosen a server host, you'll need to create an account with them and select a server plan. This will typically involve choosing the type of server (such as vanilla, modded, or Bukkit), the server location, and the amount of RAM and storage you want.


  • After you've selected your server plan, you can proceed to the checkout and make the payment. Once the payment is processed, the server host will set up your server and provide you with the necessary login details.


  • Once you have the login details, you can log in to the server host's control panel and configure the settings for your server. This will typically involve setting the server name, the game mode, and other options.


  • After you've configured the settings for your server, you can start the server and begin playing. You can do this by clicking on the "Start" button in the control panel.


  • Once the server is running, you can connect to it from the Minecraft client. To do this, open the Minecraft client and click on the "Multiplayer" option. In the server list, click on "Add Server" and enter the IP address given to you by your host. 

    It's as easy as that! Give your server a nickname in your server browser and play away. Share the IP with any friends you want to play with and they'll be able to join with you!


    If you want to make a public server, you can share the IP on websites called server listing websites, which help promote your server to audiences looking to play multiplayer Minecraft!

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