Minecraft is successful sandbox video game. It needs to be hosted on a server if you wish to play in multiplayer. You can rent a pre-build minecraft server or you can set it up yourself on a VPS or on a dedicated server. This will reduce the cost and give you full control over your game instance. OVHcloud offers servers where you are responsible for its configuration.
Why You Should Make Your Own Minecraft Server?
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The ability to build and improve your gaming experience depends on the backend infrastructure of your server. Dedicated servers have advanced performance potential making them an efficient platform for gaming workloads. In this tutorial, you will learn why and how to set up a dedicated Minecraft server. With a dedicated Minecraft server, you are the sole user of the server resources. Therefore, you can expect more processing, memory, and storage capabilities to handle demanding workloads better. For more information about having such a setup, check out our dedicated game servers. Note: To learn more about how dedicated gaming servers work and how to choose a provider, refer to our article What Is a Dedicated Server for Gaming?
Having said that, I suspect if you are reading this article you already have a fair idea what Minecraft is. One of the features of the PC version of Minecraft, these days called Java Edition, is the ability to run your own game server on your own computer or server, allowing you and your friends to play together in privacy. The first thing you need to do is spec up your VPS. This makes simple work of getting Java installed. After this, we need to prepare for running Minecraft. Next, we need to create somewhere to store the game files. Right-click the download link on that page and copy the link to use in the command below:. The command will fail, but by doing so will create a file called eula. To agree, open the file for editing and change the value of false to true:.
You will need to make sure that you have Sudo Access enabled. If you have not enabled sudo access please see Enabling Sudo Access to learn how to do so. You will also need to have Java 1. If you have not installed Jave on your account, please see Installing Java. This can be anywhere in the file structure, but it is usually best to put it in the home directory. It is recommended that you check MineCraft's download page for the latest version. If you would like to use a port other than the default , you will need to run the server once to create server. This will not close it down. To open the Screen session, you can type screen -r. If you have more than one Screen session running then you would need to know the instance number, which typing screen -list will provide for you.