Deploying a Minecraft Gaming Server

Expertise level: Easy

Deploying a Minecraft server is easy to do on iWeb servers; Dedicated or Cloud. Doing so will allow you to create your own Minecraft world and enjoy playing with your friends, family members and gaming community. Use the following instructions (to be used with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS):

1. Start by installing java using the below command prompt:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

2. Press enter

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

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3. Review and accept the license. 

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Reference: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/install-oracle-java-jdk-7-in-ubuntu-via.html

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1. Install the Minecraft server: 

mkdir minecraft 
cd minecraft
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8/minecraft_server.1.8.jar -O minecraft_server.jar
vi start.sh
#!/bin/bash -x
       java -server -Xmx1G -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalPacing -XX:ParallelGCThreads=2 -XX:+AggressiveOpts -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
chmod +x start.sh

2. Finalize the server setup:

./start.sh

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stop server with : stop

 vi eula.txt

         eula=true

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  restart minecraft server     

      ./start.sh

3. As the server creates the missing files, there will be an error message. 

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Reference: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server

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