How To Start A Minecraft Server! Tutorial for Java, PaperSpigot, and Shared Hosting

Recently I’ve started to get more questions from people asking for basic information about how to start their first Minecraft server. Rather than answering them in chat on Discord, I decided to make a video on the subject and cover some of the first steps towards starting a brand new Minecraft server, and thus this video was created.

This can be such an overwhelming subject for people who are just dipping their toes in the ocean of information on how to start a Minecraft server, that I’m going to turn this into a new series of videos. Each week I’ll try to tackle a different subject about the tools that we need to master in order to build solid servers, and hopefully over time that means we’ll have a great library of tutorials that anyone can watch through and understand.

⌚ TIMESTAMPS ⌚

1:47 – What type of server jar should you use?
4:18 – How to choose a server host
8:00 – What size server host should you buy?
12:44 – Using Multicraft
16:28 – What is the “Console”?
18:34 – How to use FTP to manage files and upload worlds
20:45 – Important files to configure
24:35 – Install A Different Minecraft Server Jar (PaperSpigot)
28:19 – How to install Minecraft Plugins

This is a brief overview meant to get you started with your very first server and start building your Minecraft community the way you’ve always envisioned. If you’re curious about all of the steps that it takes to launch a Minecraft server in 2018, this is the video that you need to watch.

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—– IMPORTANT LINKS —–

? Ask your questions in the Server Owners United Discord server! https://discord.gg/K7UUm5f

ExtraVM (aff. link) ? https://extravm.com/billing/aff.php?aff=271
SpigotMC ? https://spigotmc.org/
PaperSpigot ? https://paper.readthedocs.io/en/stable/
WinSCP ? https://winscp.net/
Minecraft Plugins ? https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/

Use BuildTools to download a Spigot jar ? https://www.spigotmc.org/wiki/buildtools/

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? Friends of the Server Podcast ? http://friendsoftheserver.com
? TreeCrafters Minecraft Server ? https://treecrafters.online/
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New Minecraft Podcast! ? Friends of the Server w/ ArZor Owner of DareToSurvive.net

I am excited to be launching Friends of the Server, a brand new Minecraft Podcast for Server Owners! This is going to be a weekly podcast where I interview a Minecraft Server Owner about their experiences running a multiplayer community.

Show Notes:

In this inaugural episode, I interviewed the owner of DareToSurvive.net, ArZor. Here are a FEW of the questions that I asked him (with plenty more throughout the video):

  • 12:25 – What was your first Minecraft Server and why did you decide to switch to DareToSurvive?
  • 18:30 – How do you keep your players engaged in an SMP server?
  • 29:40 – What kinds of questions do you ask Minecraft Plugin Developers before you hire them?
  • 40:30 – How would you describe a successful minecraft server?
  • 48:45 – How do you grow your Minecraft server?

DareToSurvive.net
Discord Server – https://discord.gg/fMCAX6K

Ask your questions in the Server Owners United Discord server and I may feature it in a future interview! https://discord.gg/K7UUm5f

If you would like to be interviewed or know a server owner who should be interviewed, head to stifflered.com and send me an email.

Welcome to Café Stifflered! I create content that will help you build better Minecraft Servers, grow a strong Minecraft Community, and take all of your Minecraft Creations to the next level.

Get more tips for running a successful Minecraft Server: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k31ZJuPeVPo&list=PLmcL5iurkeuTW6tQMNWtyRbMwn90WslPq

Grow Your Minecraft Server ? http://bit.ly/MinecraftServerGrowth

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? Music from Epidemic Sound used with permission.

5 Small Tricks For Making A Better Minecraft Server ? 5×5 Build It Better #13

Do you want build a better Minecraft server? Are you looking for simple tricks to help you get started? Here are 5 easy ideas for small things you should look at which might help the quality of the gameplay experience on your server in surprising ways.

Music In The Video: Doo Dat Wah by Gavin Luke

Welcome to Café Stifflered! I create content that will help you build better Minecraft Servers, grow a strong Minecraft Community, and take all of your Minecraft Creations to the next level.

Watch more 5x5 Tips and Tools Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k31ZJuPeVPo&list=PLmcL5iurkeuTW6tQMNWtyRbMwn90WslPq

Grow Your Minecraft Server ? http://bit.ly/MinecraftServerGrowth

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?Twitter ? https://twitter.com/anotherguy
? Instagram ? https://instagram.com/stifflered

? Music from Epidemic Sound used with permission.

Don’t Start A Minecraft Server ☕ Double Shot of Minecraft Server Tips

Should you start a Minecraft Server in 2018? Here are some reasons why I think you should think about starting a server before you do.

Music in this Video:

? Music from Epidemic Sound used with permission.

Time to take your double shot of Minecraft Server tips, and get that kick start to your day. Great comments on my videos will be shouted out in future Double Shot videos!

Welcome to Café Stifflered! I am excited to create content that will help you build better Minecraft Servers, grow a strong Minecraft Community, and take all of your Minecraft Creations to the next level.

Grow Your Minecraft Server ? http://bit.ly/MinecraftServerGrowth

? GREAT Website Hosting at a Low Price.
Sign-up with this link and get $5 starting credit ? https://nodehost.me/aethercs

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? Discord ? https://discord.gg/pAephUy
? TreeCrafters Minecraft Server ? https://treecrafters.online/
?Twitter ? https://twitter.com/anotherguy
? Instagram ? https://instagram.com/stifflered
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