This article is written for those who were searching for a detailed and simple for the understanding guide on how to start Minecraft Server with Multicraft.
In this guide, we will consider the case when you already have a server with the Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS operating system installed on it.
For details on how to install Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS, you can read in my guide «Installing Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS».
Also, Multicraft must be installed on the server and Spigot updated.
You can learn how to install Multicraft on Ubuntu Server by reading «Installing Multicraft on Ubuntu Server».
Also in my guide «Updating Spigot on Ubuntu Server with Multicraft» you can learn about how to update Spigot on Ubuntu Server with Multicraft.
Open the Multicraft control panel and click on the “Login” button.
Next, you must specify the username and password of an account that has administrator rights in the Multicraft control panel.
Click on the “Login” button.
To create a new server, click on the “Create Server” button on the “Servers” tab.
In the “Name” field, specify the desired name for the new Minecraft server.
In the field “Player Slots” indicate the maximum number of places for players on the Minecraft server.
In the “Port” field, specify the port for the Minecraft client to access the Minecraft server.
Please note that port 25565 is used by default to connect the Minecraft client to the Minecraft server, but you can use other ports to run multiple Minecraft servers. For example, the first Minecraft server launched with Multicraft will use port 25581; the second server launched using Multicraft will use port 25582 and so on. In this case, the Minecraft client will need to specify not only the IP address or name of the Minecraft server but also the port through which it should connect to the server. For example, minecraft.heyvademar.net:25581.
In this guide, the Minecraft server will be started using port 25581.
In the “Memory” field, specify the maximum allowable size of RAM allocated for the Minecraft server.
Click on the “Create” button.
The server created successfully.
Now you need to select the JAR file that will be used when starting the Minecraft server.
This guide will use Spigot, a modified Minecraft server built around the CraftBukkit kernel. Spigot is known for its stability, performance, support for a large number of plugins and is intended to replace CraftBukkit.
Please note that Spigot needs to be updated so that it starts correctly.
In my guide «Updating Spigot on Ubuntu Server with Multicraft», you can learn about how to update Spigot on Ubuntu Server with Multicraft.
In the “JAR File” field, select “Spigot” and click on the “Save” button.
Next, click on the “Accept EULA” button if you agree to the Minecraft license agreement.
You can read more about the Minecraft license agreement at https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/eula/.
Everything is ready to start the Minecraft server.
Нажимаем на кнопку “Start”.
Minecraft server will startup.
Next, you need to make sure that the server started successfully.
Click on the “Console” button in the menu on the left.
After a few minutes, you should see the message “Startup Done”, which indicates that the Minecraft server is running.
Now, in the Minecraft client, you need to specify not only the IP address or name of the Minecraft server but also the port on which you should connect to the server. For example, minecraft.heyvademar.net:25581.