Setup A Public Minecraft Server

Setup A Public Minecraft Server

You can setup your own public Minecraft server. Follow the simple steps below

Before proceeding with this tutorial, make sure you have the following:

  • Your Routers Model Number

Download the Multiplayer beta server software at

Notice, if you download the .jar version, you must launch it as "java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui"

Go to down and find your router model number.

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Scroll down and find the "Minecraft server" link

Follow the tutorial on how to port forward a Minecraft Server.

To get the IP of the server, go to www.whatsmyip.organd get your computers IP.

Add:25565 at the end of the IP. Ex: 1234.123.12.1:25565


  • Try not to play in the computer running the server. This can slow down the server
  • Close any other heavy processes before running the server, this can make the server faster.
  • Try to use a desktop computer; most desktop computers have more potential than laptops.
  • If you don't want strangers joining in your server, edit the and change the property "white-list" to true. Then list the users allowed in the server in the white-list.txt
  • Forwarding a port can lead to a hacker trying to find a security hole.

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