Before we begin, a Static IP is essential to ensure your users can consistently join your game from external locations.
Chat to us here to find out more, or to add one to your plan if you haven't already got one.
Requirements to get started:
Once you download the Minecraft server files, drop it inside a folder you've created to hold all your server files
Now run the Server file and more files will appear, we will need to accept the EULA before we can go any further. Open the EULA file with any text editor and change the value to 'true' as per the picture below:
Once done, we can now go ahead and set up our Port Forwarding rule to allow users to connect to our server, visit our article on how to get this set up here
Name - You get to choose
Protocol - TCP/UDP
WAN Port - 25565
LAN Port - 25565
Destination IP - The IP Address for the computer you are running the server from. You can find this out by running this command in your command prompt: “ipconfig /all”:
This will give you something like the below:
Now you can launch the server by launching the server file and the interface will pop up, allow 1-2 minutes while it starts loading your new world!
Once the server list on the right shows 'Done' you can now connect to your would.
Grab your Public IP Address from here and add your port number at the end (with a semi-colon between IP and port number) In this example our port number is the default 25665.