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This article will guide you through setting up a Minecraft server on a high performance SSD VPS at Vultr. You will learn how to set up a Minecraft server on CentOS 6 x64.
To create a Minecraft server is easy. Login to your new CentOS 6 1GB RAM VPS Server at Vultr and install Java 1.6.0 Open JDK.
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org [root@vultr ~]# yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk <some output here> Is this ok [y/N]: y
Once you have installed the JDK we should make a user to run your Minecraft server under. This is for security purposes as it is not good practice to run a minecraft server as root.
adduser mcserver passwd mcserver #set a secure password. yum install screen #this allows you to run screen while su'd from root for the next step chown mcserver `tty`
Now lets change users and install Minecraft! Change the
wget URL accordingly for newer versions of Minecraft.
su - mcserver mkdir minecraft cd minecraft wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.11/minecraft_server.1.11.jar chmod +x minecraft_server.jar screen echo "eula=true" > eula.txt #start your Minecraft Server java -Xmx768M -Xms768M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
Congratulations, your Minecraft server is now up and running on your high performance SSD VPS server!
To install on a 768MB VPS follow the same commands above but change the last java command to:
java -Xmx512M -Xms512M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
If you require more players (and thus more RAM) you just launch a larger instance and then simply subtract 256M from the amount of RAM your instance has allocated. For example a 4096 instance would launch with -XmX3840M -Xms3840M