How to Create a Minecraft Server in 2022 (Java Edition)


How To Create a Minecraft Server in 2022 (Java Edition) – If after trying the single-player mode ofMinecraft, one of the most popular games in the world, you feel like creating your own game world in which to build and explore with friends, what you need is your own private server. . In this guide we explain step by step the procedure to create one.

How to Create A Minecraft Server in 2022

Thanks to the private server,you can create your own Minecraft worldto host several players simultaneously. Doing so is not exactly intuitive, on the contrary, it requires some computer knowledge which, although basic, must be specified to make everything understandable.

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Generally speaking, the steps required to create your own Minecraft server are as follows:

  1. Install the latest version of Java
  2. Establish the new version of the Minecraft server software
  3. Configure your server and network
  4. Start the server
  5. Check that your server is accessible


In a little while, we will go to see in detail what these points consist of, but first, we want to tell you what technical knowledge you need to have to proceed.

In fact, to manage any type of server, you will need to be familiar with the command-line interface (the “cmd”), the management of your network (mainly IP address and network ports), the general network configuration, and that of the home router.

With this guide, you will be able to create a server hosted by your home network, but this means that youwill make it accessible to the whole world, with all the risks that this implies.

If you prefer a more secure way and don’t want to manage the hardware part of the server, you can always turn to a third-party service (unfortunately not free) that hosts the server on your behalf, such as GoDaddy,Hostinger.

Finally, remember that basing the server on awired (ethernet) connection is more reliablethan using a wireless connection.

How to Install Java in Minecraft Server

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The first step to create your own Minecraft server for free is to installthe latest version of Java. Open the Windows Control Panel; under Programs, look for Java and click on “Update Now”.

Check theJava siteto see what the latest version is. In case you don’t have Java installed, you can download it from the same site.

Choose a folder for the server files

Before downloading the Minecraft server software, choose the folder on the PC from which you would like to launch the server. When you start it for the first time, some configuration files will be created; for this reason, it is best to haveall these files grouped in adedicatedfolder.

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You can place this folder on the Local Disk C, in the Documents folder, in the Program Files folder, or anywhere else, it doesn’t matter.

Download and launch the official software

Now you need todownload Java from the official website. Savethe .jar filein the folder you just created and double-click the file to start the server. The software automatically creates the necessary configuration files, which will have to be modified as we will see to allow the use of the server.

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Important: among the newly created files you will see one called “eula.txt”. Open it with any text editor and change the “Eula = false” to the ” EULA = true“string. This change, albeit a minor one, is critical to getting the Minecraft server up and running.

If the error “Cannot save server properties” appears, just start the .jar file as administrator, right-clicking and selecting “Start as administrator”.

Port forward the router

To host players worldwide, it is necessary to “open the ports” of the router, an operation better known by the English definition ”port forwarding“. This is not necessary if you host a server for players using the same local network.

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To enable the Minecraft server port, you will have to enter the number25565in the wordingTCP. Also, you must specify the local IP address of the server (ie that of your PC) as “Output IP” or “Server IP” for the configured port.

This is to tell the router which device is the active one. To find the local IP, open the command prompt and type ”ipconfig“.

Read Also: How to Create a Minecraft Server Manually

Start the Minecraft server

Find the path where the Minecraft server file was installed (the name should be like “minecraft_server.1.12.2.jar”).

Now copy the path or write it somewhere, you will need it for the next step. Open the Windows command prompt and type

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar {server file name}

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Replacing the server file namewith theactual name of the server fileyou just discovered. If you want to use the server UI, leave out the parameter from the command line to type.

Once the server is started, you can invite other users to access your server via the local IP address if they are already connected to your home network, or viathe external or public IP addressin case, instead, do not have access to your home network. To discover the unrestricted IP, google “What is my IP place ?”

You have created your own private Minecraft server! Last but not least, you can check that your server is working properly by entering the public IP on theMinecraft Server Status Checker.

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