Minecraft is a game allowing an adventure of limitless possibilities as you build, mine, battle mobs, and explore the world. This guide will show you how this can be achieved on Multiplayer, allowing you and your friends to play the game together.
The first step is to go to Scalacube.com and click "Sign Up" to create a new account.
Once this is done, log in to your account and make your way to "Servers".
Click on "Buy Server"
Click on "Get Your Server".
Select your location and click "Next".
Select the server you would like to run - this can be changed later free of charge.
Select the plan for your server. It is highly suggested to select the "Recommended plan" for optimal performance. It is possible to upgrade existing plans at a later date.
The next step is to select a Server Address for your server. For this guide we are selecting the default "IP With Port" - This can be changed later. Click on "Next".
Here you can select any additional applications for your server - these can be selected at a later date if required.
Confirm your server details and click on "Pay" - Your first purchase is automatically given a 50% discount.
Select your payment method and finalize your payment.
Once the server has been purchased, make your way to the "Servers" tab and click on "Manage server".
Copy the IP address of your server and open up Minecraft.
Once your game is open, go to the Multiplayer section and connect to your server using your IP address.
You are now connected to your Minecraft server and can start your fresh Minecraft adventure.
Your Minecraft Server Features and Management
Go back to the Scalacube control panel and click on "Manage".
Clicking on "Console" will allow you to enter server commands and see events happening on the server.
Clicking on "Become admin" will allow you to make a player or yourself an administrator in-game which will allow you to use administrative commands.
Clicking on "Settings" allows you to change the "server.properties" file and "start.sh" file and many other features.
Clicking on "File Manager" allows you to get access to the server-specific files, if you need to replace them or add custom configurations to your server.
If we go back to the "Game servers" page and click on the "Backup system", we can set up a server automatic backup feature so no data would be lost in the future.
If we click on "Minecraft launcher", you can purchase your very own custom Launcher usable with your servers by you and your friends.
Clicking on "Sites" allows you to create a free website for your server.
Clicking on "Applications" allows you to use the many features offered for your server including phpMyAdmin, SSH-server, MySQL, Web server, FTP-server, PHP, and Java.
Going to "FTP Users" allows you to see specific details required to connect your server with an FTP Client for easier server file management.
Clicking on "Scheduled tasks" allows you to set a scheduled task on your server to act as your server, like restarting or entering a command in the console for more automation.
If we click on "Monitoring", we can see the resource usage of our server and plan our mods, plugins accordingly to how much resources we own.
Congratulations! You now know How to Make a Minecraft Server.
- Get a Minecraft server from Scalacube
- Install a game server on the Control panel > Gameservers > Install page
- Click Start to start the server
- Copy your IP address and use it to join your server