Types of servers

See also: Tutorials/Playing on servers Minecraft is a single-player game (unless you re playing on multiplayer). You survive by yourself and your only friends are the animals that you will probably cook for food! Yet you might want to roam the

Multiple archetypes of Minecraft servers exist, distinguished by the unique gameplay features, rules, and societal structures which they implement. No two servers are the same, and frequently the line between archetypes is blurred or indistinguishable. Many special types of servers rely on the use of map editors The contents of this page are not supported by Mojang AB, the Minecraft Wiki, the Minecraft IRC channel or the Minecraft Forums. Contents 1 Mappers 2 Map Viewers 3 Map Editors 4 Map Generators Mappers minecraft or the creative Pixel art and other creations made in Creative mode. "Sandbox" redirects here. For a place to test edits to this wiki, see Minecraft Wiki:Sandbox. Creative mode is one of the main game modes in Minecraft. minecraft game mode to build custom maps and the CraftBukkit server software to provide additional features. Some of these servers are more PVP orientated, some involve aspects of Survival, Creative and Adventure mode, some have a built in economy, and some of them contain built in mini games.


Hosting a server

There are many tools provided for players to be able to manage and host a server. Note that servers have requirements This article does not apply to Classic server software. This article only describes technical information for SMP Server Hosting. See the server requirements of the current Minecraft PCPersonal Computer version, 1.12. For the minecraft in order to run efficiently and smoothly.

See Tutorials#Servers for tutorials on how to use these programs.

Managing and maintaining a server

See also: Tutorials/Server maintenance Once setting up a server, there are various maintenance tasks required to keep a server in good shape. Contents 1 Creating backups 2 Managing players 2.1 Reset player 2.2 Ban player 2.3 Edit player 3

Servers are generally managed by administrators and operators. The administrator generally takes responsibility of the server. It may be that the server is running from their machine, or that they simply have jurisdiction over a server. Operators generally assist the administrators to moderate a server, and to prevent unruly players and griefers. Both operators and administrators have access to various commands Contents 1 Usage 1.1 Tilde notation 1.2 Target selectors 1.2.1 Target selector variables 1.2.2 Target selector arguments 1.3 Data tags 1.4 Raw JSON text 1.5 Block/item names 2 Summary of commands 3 List of commands in order to ensure the smooth running of the server. On a default server, players are assigned as operator or administrator by using the /op command, or by editing the ops json file (ops.json) in the server directory, then restarting the server.

Local servers do not strictly require access to, and so can be played on an isolated local network with no internet connection. They use as a repository of player skins and also a database containing a list of accounts, preventing hackers and griefers from using false names while on such a server. This and other settings are modified by editing the The default file. is the file which stores all the settings for a multiplayer (Minecraft or Minecraft Classic) server. If you are going to edit it is important that you use the minecraft text file.

The server saves the level in the "world" folder every 30 seconds if chunks have been modified, by default.

Kick messages

Kick messages are messages that are displayed when an operator kicks the player, or the player has issues connecting to the server.

Please note that the kick command can disconnect clients with custom message.