Gaming Together: How to Open and Run a Successful Minecraft Server
Everyone loves Minecraft. Since 2006, Minecraft has been a key player in pop culture. Even if you have never played the game, you have definitely experienced the hype that surrounds it. You have probably also run into all of the popular Minecraft merchandise, as well as all of the songs that have been released as a product of Minecraft’s popularity.
In the last year or so, Minecraft has had a huge comeback. This is mainly because a lot of the content creators that we love have taken a step back and have started to play some of the older games that were once popular and Minecraft was at the top of this list.
The last year has also been extremely difficult on all of us, and so there is no wonder why so many of us are looking back to the things that would give us comfort in our younger years.
The creators of Minecraft have also noticed that people are looking to get back into the game and to accommodate this, they have added major updates. They have vastly increased the animals that you can find in the game and they have also added new biomes and cool mobs. There are also far more game modes than there have ever been before, which has really invited the attention of new players and people who put the game down for a while.
Because of how popular the game is again, there is no wonder why there has been a drastic increase in the amount of Minecraft servers that are being opened. Here is how you can open and run a successful Minecraft server.
Minecraft servers have been popular for some time now. There is no wonder why, as Minecraft is much funnier when you can create an entire world to play in. After all, it is an extremely collaborative game that really encourages you to interact with your fellow players.
Setting up your server
To be able to set up a Minecraft server, you first need to make sure that you have the latest version of Java. If you don’t do this, you will immediately struggle as your server will not be able to run.
Mojang has actually made it extremely convenient for people to be able to set up a Minecraft server by providing a number of VPS that you can download. They have plenty of free servers available for you to download in an extremely convenient way, I got my vps server here when I started my own Minecraft server:
The company has done its best to make the process as convenient as possible and they have several pages of instructions for anyone that is interested in pursuing server ownership.
Agreeing to all of the terms
Though the instructions for setting up your server are quite simplistic, there is a long list of terms and conditions that you really need to go through and learn. Not only is owning a server quite a lot of responsibility, but there are also several associated risks that could compromise your safety and so you have to be sure that you are aware of what these risks are.
Launching your server
Again, running your server is an extremely straightforward task. Minecraft servers are much different from your standard VPS as Mojang has gone to the extent to make sure that the server works as easily and as efficiently as possible. This is partly due to the main user base that enjoys Minecraft, which are usually people under the age of thirteen who may not have as much familiarity with the process as older more experienced people.
The servers that Mojang provides are very user-friendly. The server provides the user with an ongoing log of information to keep you on track of what is going on within the server. There is a lot of information that lets you know about all the goings-on within your server. For example, your server window lets you know how much memory the server and who is currently connected to the server.
With any gaming server, there is also a chat log. Like in any game, the Minecraft chat log can often become quite nasty. If you want to run a successful server, you need to make sure that the people that are a part of your server are being respectful. If you allow a few bad eggs to alienate people within your server, people may be reluctant to join your server and you may even lose pre-existing members. This is why you should closely monitor your chat log to make sure you aren’t allowing people to ruin everyone else’s experience.
A big part of owning a Minecraft server that can make it so confusing is the game mode element. Not a lot of people choose to go to servers to simply have an open-world experience, after all if this is what they wanted to experience then they would have just made themselves a private world to play on. Hosting game modes means that you have to constantly update the map, it also requires the storage of a lot more data as people will want to keep a record of the leader boards that people have worked their way up. This can take up a lot of memory, so be sure that you have some spare.