You may actually recall how popular Minecraft was when it first came some years back. It was everyone’s most wanted video game, and even though some didn’t really know about it, Minecraft is still very much popular. As a matter of fact, Microsoft ended up purchasing Minecraft from the developer, Mojang, in 2014, they got Minecraft for $2.5 billion. As of today, there are over 120 million sold worldwide, making it among the most popular video games.
The game is very much exciting and it can also allow you to your own worlds with various materials and blocks you can purchase. To also enjoy more interesting part of the game you can go online and play the game with other players.
Now you must be wondering, what if you intend on creating your own online Minecraft server? Well, it is possible.
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Download The Software
To begin creating your own Minecraft server, you’ll need to first download the official Minecraft server software. Microsoft made it easy to download the software, keeping it available from the Minecraft site. You can Get the app here. Once you have downloaded the app, shift the files to the disk and folder that you will like to run your Minecraft server from — it could look like this C:\MyMinecraftServer. After that, don’t open it yet, as we’re not set to run the Minecraft server.
Download the latest version of Java
Minecraft is majorly working with Java programming language, and as such, you’ll need to ensure that your computer is running the newest version of Java. Most Windows-based PCs have Java installed in them already and even has automatic updates, but if it happens that you don’t have it, you can just go and download it for free here www.java.com. Note: The computer you’re installing the server on should have Java in it.
If you would like to check the version of Java you’re using, or whether you have Java, click on the Command Prompt in your Windows system. If you are using Windows 10, you can search for in the Search space by typing cmd. Or, you can press Windows Key + R and then you can type cmd in the box section. The Command Prompt will show up, and you’ll type java -version to see which version of Java you’re using. In case you notice that your version is out of date, and then gets the newest version. You can get it from the website above.
Terms and Conditions
What you’ll need to do now is, you need to accept the EULA licensing agreements. To do this, enter the folder you made earlier for your Minecraft server files, then double click on the JAR file to open your Minecraft server.
Once it is opened, a new file will be created in your MyFirstMinecraftServer folder. This folder will be called eula.txt. click the file with your text edit, and then look for the line where it shows “eula=false.” Eraze and rename it to “eula=true.” Click on save. This will agree to the Terms and Conditions of using Minecraft server software.
After accepting the licensing agreements, just double-click the JAR files to open the Minecraft server. A basic GUI will show up giving you server statistics, a console log, and information on players connection
Finally, what you want to do now is to tell the server how much memory is given to it. Now close the server window and make a new file in your MyFirstMinecraftServer, call this file resources.bat. In this file, input the following line in java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar
Now, modify the value of minecraft_server.jar with the value of the server file you created and downloaded. This gives all the necessary memory to the server, and in this example, that’s 1GB of memory.
Open your Minecraft server by clicking on the JAR file twice, and you just created your first Minecraft server successfully!