Can Anyone Make Me A Minecraft Server?

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Can Anyone Make Me A Minecraft Server?

Post by Soulsaviger » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:40 pm

Okay Since Me And My Friends Got Minecraft We Want Our Own Server To Call Ours. Can Someone Give Me A Link TO A Premade One?
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Post by bassmasta » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:37 pm

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Re: Can Anyone Make Me A Minecraft Server?

Post by Haunted360 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:18 am

Basically you want to install Linux, or Windows as make it run there app and port forward to it.

Just need a powerful computer as it uses crap java.

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Re: Can Anyone Make Me A Minecraft Server?

Post by Soulsaviger » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm

How do i port forward?
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Re: Can Anyone Make Me A Minecraft Server?

Post by bicostp » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:45 pm

First thing to do is read as much about setting up and maintaining a server as you can, so you know what you're getting into.

You're going to need lots of RAM to run a decent server as well.

Start by hitting these two sites:

http://www.speedtest.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://canihostaminecraftserver.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The first tells you how much bandwidth your Internet connection has to offer, and the second crunches some numbers for you and spits out a rough estimate of how many players you can host simultaneously.

Using my crappy DSL as an example:
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You also need to know how much memory you have. You can find this out by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Properties on Windows, or selecting "About This Computer" from the Apple menu on OS X. Can I Host a Minecraft Server expects you to enter your RAM in megabytes. XP (and I believe OS X) give you that figure, but if you're running Vista or Win7 it will say "2.00 GB" instead. Just multiply the number of gigs of RAM you have by 1,000 for a close-enough figure, or by 1024 if you want to be picky. Let's say the PC I'll host with has 2 gigs, or 2048 megabytes, of memory.

Let's put these figures into the form:

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And the result?

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Aw.

If you have a better Internet connection than I do you can host a server.

Port forwarding is a little different depending on what router you have. Here's a good site that has guides for most popular models:

http://portforward.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The gist of it is you set the server PC to a static internal IP address, then tell the router to send all unsolicited traffic coming in through certain ports to that PC.

Remember it's highly recommended that you don't host the server on the same PC you're playing on. If anything, do it inside a separate virtual machine inside VMWare or VirtualBox. (A separate PC is best, though.)

As for setting up the server itself, here's the Bukkit wiki tutorial:
http://wiki.bukkit.org/Setting_up_a_server" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If your Internet connection is as antiquated as mine, or you're not sure about some of the things involved in setting the server up, you're probably just better off renting from a game host.

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Re: Can Anyone Make Me A Minecraft Server?

Post by Haunted360 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:18 pm

Excellent reply. That should help people a lot :mrgreen:

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