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In this tutorial, I 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 Fedora 26 x64.
First, login to your new Fedora server at Vultr and install the required software.
Install Java 1.8:
[root@vultr ~]# yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk ... Is this ok [y/N]: y
[root@vultr ~]# yum install screen ... Is this ok [y/N]: y
Open the Minecraft server port (25565) in
firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=25565/tcp firewall-cmd --reload
For security reasons, let's create a user to run your Minecraft server under. If anyone finds a vulnerability in the server, they will not be able to gain root access on your server.
adduser mcserver # set a secure password. passwd mcserver # this allows you to run screen while su'd from root for the next step chown mcserver `tty`
Lets switch user to
mcserver and install Minecraft server! Change the URL accordingly to the newest version of Minecraft.
su - mcserver mkdir minecraft cd minecraft wget -O minecraft_server.jar https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.11.2/minecraft_server.1.11.2.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 a 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 4096M instance would launch with
If you want a private server, you can specify player names that are allowed to join. To do this, first, start your server:
java -Xmx768M -Xms768M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
Wait for it to finish loading.
... [Server thread/INFO]: Preparing spawn area: 1% [Server thread/INFO]: Preparing spawn area: 36% [Server thread/INFO]: Preparing spawn area: 92% [Server thread/INFO]: Done (3.496s)! For help, type "help" or "?"
Type the following commands into the console.
whitelist on whitelist add <username> whitelist add <username2> ....
Enter your friend's user name instead of
<username>. You can add as many of them as you would like. After this, you will see the following output:
[Server thread/INFO]: Turned on the whitelist [Server thread/INFO]: Added <username> to the whitelist
If you want to turn the allow list off, simply type