This article is outdated and may not work correctly for current operating systems or software.
Glowstone is indubitably the most optimized server for Minecraft. The software boasts low memory usage, and uses significantly less CPU on your server.
Whether you are an avid player, or just trying to get a server up, the setup process is a breeze.
This article will cover the installation process for on CentOS 6.
A text editor (
vim are fine).
Screen (used to keep the server running in the background).
As mentioned previously, Glowstone is simple. This installation will require minimal work.
Install the necessary packages to run Glowstone (binaries for Java and
yum install java screen -y
Create a new directory for the server.
cd ~ mkdir Glowstone cd Glowstone
Download Glowstone from the repository.
Create the startup file. We need to create this to set the amount of RAM the server will allocate and use.
In the step above, you may use any text editor. We'll be using
nano for this tutorial.
Paste the following:
java -Xms512M -Xmx512M -jar glowstone.jar
You may change the 512M to the desired amount of RAM.
Exit and save. With
nano, you'll need to hold
O at the same time. Once you've done this, simply press the
Set the appropriate permissions on
chmod 755 glowstone.jar
Open a screen session for Glowstone.
screen -S Glowstone
Start the server:
At this point, you can stay in the console, or choose to exit by pressing
Congratulations! Assuming that everything has worked, you now have a working Minecraft server. Connecting to it is like any other server; the IP you'll connect to should look like the following:
Uninstalling is also possible. Simply stop the server, remove the Glowstone folder, and uninstall Java. For example:
cd ~ rm -rf Glowstone yum -y remove java