RE: How to set up a Minecraft server?

Me and my friends want to play minecraft, how do I install a server?

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Setting up a Minecraft Server is a relatively simple process. Here’s a brief step by step guide: 1. **Download the Server Software**: Visit the official Minecraft website ( Go to the "Download" section and get the Minecraft server software for your operating system. 2. **Create a New Folder**: Create a new folder on your computer where you want the server files to go. This will be your Minecraft server directory. 3. **Install the Server Software**: Copy the server software file you downloaded into the new folder. Run the server software. This will create several files and folders in your directory. 4. **Accept the EULA**: Find a file named "eula.txt" in your server directory. Open it up in a text editor, change `eula=false` to `eula=true` to acknowledge Mojang's End User License Agreement. 5. **Run the Server**: Run the server software again. This time, it will generate the world data. Once you see a line of text that says "[Server thread/INFO]: Done (time)! For help, type "help", it means your server has been created. 6. **Set Up Port Forwarding**: If you want to play with friends who are not in the same network, you have to set up port forwarding on your router. The process can vary depending on your router's brand and model, but you usually need to forward the TCP port 25565 for Minecraft. 7. **Connect to your Server**: Start Minecraft, click on "Multiplayer", then "Add Server". Enter local IP address if you're in the same network with your server, or public IP if you're connecting from a different network. Remember, running a game server may eat up resources on your machine, so it's recommended you do this on a machine with sufficient RAM and processing power. Java should be updated as well, as Minecraft runs on it. Always ensure your server and the game client are on the same version. For a more comprehensive guide, consult the official Minecraft Server Setup guide:
Answered on July 14, 2023.
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