How to install a Minecraft server on Linux
It'll take a while to see how the acquisition of Mojang will change things in the Minecraft world, but in the meantime, there's still the need to build stuff and avoid Creepers. Spinning up a Minecraft server is pretty straightforward. Once I had Java up and running on the server, it was a painless process to grab the Minecraft jar file, install it and get it up and operational. A quick test to make sure it's up and running and off into the biomes we go...
|DIFFICULTY||Basic - 1 | Medium - 2 | Advanced - 3|
|TIME REQUIRED||5 min|
|RELATED PRODUCTS||Linux-based VPS or dedicated servers|
Create a Minecraft directory
Get the Minecraft files
Install and run screen
Note: More about screen here: http://centoshelp.org/resources/scripts-tools/a-basic-understanding-of-screen-on-centos/
Fire it up
Your server should now be running.
Check to see if your server is running correctly.
If you want to check the status of your server, stop your server with:
Then, edit the server.properties file and set
server.properties file and restart your server.
There is a query utility at dinnerbone.com. Point your browser to http://dinnerbone.com/minecraft/tools/status/.
Put in your server's IP address and the status tool will tell you if it can access it.
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