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How to Setup your Minecraft Server

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Verify Your Java Version – You must first check that Java is running at the most recent version on your PC because Minecraft is a Java-based game and needs the latest Java version to be installed. You can easily install the latest Java version on your PC from the official website.

Download the Minecraft Server Setup

You must first download the most recent version of the Minecraft server setup from the download page of Minecraft website. Regardless of your operating system of choice—Windows, MacOS, or Linux—you must download the Minecraft server.JAR file. After the download is complete, create a new folder on your desktop and name it “Minecraft Server” before pasting Minecraft server.jar inside it. To launch Minecraft server.jar, double-click it.

Make a Batch file to run the server

Now right click the Minecraft server folder where you have pasted .jar file, insert a new text document and rename it “Run.” Now open the text document and past the following,

1 cmd /k java ‐Xms1G ‐Xmx1G ‐jar minecraft_server.1.19.2.jar

In the above command make sure you use the exact name of the version you are using. At the time of writing this article, the latest version is minecraft_server.1.19.2.jar. Now you need to save the notepad as a batch file. Learn more about what a Minecraft server is with our free guide. Why not listen to the latest TMS Blog Radio episodes from the team.

Accept the EULA

There will also be another text file in the folder with the name eula.txt, which is a copy of the Minecraft End User License Agreement. If you want to build a Minecraft server, you must accept the Minecraft EULA; otherwise, the server setup will not begin. You must make the following changes to the text file in order to accept the EULA:

  • Open the eula.txt from the folder.
  • You can read the agreement details by opening the link given in the text file.
  • You only need to change the line eula=false to eula=true, and save the file.
  • Choosing the right Minecraft Server is key also

Run your Server

Now your server is ready to be launched. To start your server, you need to open “Run.bat”. You’ll see a window with some server-related information in it. Your server is up and players can connect as long as you keep this window open. Even if you are not playing the game personally, this window offers some helpful information about the server, including the memory the server is using, number of players who are connected to the server, server messages and chats of players, and you also use the window to enter server commands.  Dont forget you can add your Minecraft server listing on our dedicated submission page. Why not read the Official TMS Creative Commons licence for more details on EULA data or visit our Microsoft developer profile.