How to Create Server in Minecraft Java

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Indeed, creating a server in Minecraft is such an important thing that you can do. However,  to make you able to play in multiplayer mode, of course the first thing that you need is a server. In this case, the server allows you to play with two or more players within.

In Minecraft, you will find tons of servers that you can use. But, not all servers can give a satisfied service when you’re using it. So, you may turn on making your own server to play Minecraft. Unfortunately, creating your own server in Minecraft is a bit hard for you. Even if you do not know anything about the program. At least, to create your own server, you should understand the term of the program and application.

Well, in Minecraft, you may be familiar with Minecraft Java. This is one of Minecraft editions which comes with awesome features. Minecraft Java is available on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms. In this edition, it also supports user-created skins and mods. This is compatible with Realms for Java Edition. The good news for newcomers of Minecraft, it is a free trial version available.

How to Create Server in Minecraft Java

You may be interested in creating a server in Minecraft Java, may not you? In this chance, we also share with you how to create a server in Minecraft Java which works on PC. Let’s see how to create it!

Step 1: Get the Latest Version of Java

The first step, you need to get the latest Java Version. To get it, you can open Window Control. Then, find Java under the program, click Update Now. After that, open a command prompt, enter the Java version. In this case, you can check your Java version. Then, if your Java is outdated, you surely have to download it.

Step 2: Select the Location for Minecraft Server Files

Once you update your Java, it is time to choose location for server files. The file will create a new configuration files when you run it first. Then, you can put the folder on your Document, Library and many more.

Step 3: Download and Start Minecraft Server

To get the server, you can download it at

  • Then, downloaded files will come as Java .jar files. Save it on location as you’ve selected.
  • After that, double-click the .jar files. Then, it will be modified before the server is ready to use.
  • Then, accept the EULA. Change eula=false to eula=true in text editor.
  • You can see a pop up that says  “Can’t save server properties”, it means error.
  • Once you get the warning, you can run the Minecraft server as an administrator by right-clicking the .jar files. Choose “Run as administrator”.

Step 4: Activate Port Forwarding on Your Router

However, this step refers to your router to find the specific instruction. You will need to forward TCP Port 25565 for Minecraft. You have to enter your server’s local IP address as Output IP or Server IP for the forwarded port. To get your server’s local IP, you are able to open a command prompt and enter ipconfig.

Step 5: Start the Minecraft Server

To start the server, you need to open the Windows command prompt.

  • Start the server with the following command: java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar {server file name} nogui replace to java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar {server file name}.
  • Then, you can also create a .bat file to batch the command together.
  • Then, if your server is working, you definitely can invite the other players to connect to your server through your local IP address or external IP address.

Well, those are the ways that you need to do when you want to create a server in Minecraft Java. Good Luck, Dude!!!

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