Minecraft is a sandox video game developed by Mojang Studios. The game was created by Markus “Notch” Persson in the Java programming language and was initially released on 17 May 2009. Minecraft is a virtual game where an individual can create his own world. There are no rules. The game world can be a representation of the real world, or a player can create his own new world from scratch this is what makes the game different from all the other virtual games. It is one of the most popular video games amongst the players.
To play the game you need a server now this is where the Minecraft server comes into the picture. Minecraft server is a player-owned or business owned multiplayer game server. To make a Minecraft server work on PC you need to know technical know-how, basic knowledge of computer and information technology, your system configuration, your network configuration, and finally about your router configuration. Handling a server can get a little difficult at times. One thing to keep in mind before installing a Minecraft server host on your own PC is that players can get access to your home address. If you want to avoid the situation wherein players can access your home address you can always go for a business-owned multiplayer game server.
To become a Minecraft server host, first and foremost, you need to install a Minecraft server on your PC or Desktop.
How to Make a Minecraft Server on Pc:
- Install the latest version of Java/ Update your Java
- Install Minecraft server software
- Configure your network and server
- Start the server
- Check that your server is accessible
Updating Java is quite simple, your PC already has its own Java installed but before proceeding to install the Minecraft server you need to make sure your PC has the latest version of Java. If your version is out-dated or if you don’t have Java in your PC it is always suggested to download it from the official website. To update your existing Java you’re your control panel, click on programs, look for Java and click on update now.
One last thing to do before installing the Minecraft server host is to select a location on your PC where you would like to run the sever. Once the server has been installed the server provides you a few configuration files. It is necessary to keep these configuration files with great care and that’s why it’s suggested that you commit an entire new folder to keep your configuration files safe.
You are all set now to download and start/run your own server. Download the server software from the official website of Minecraft. Once the download is completed, it gets saved on your PC as a Java.jar file. To run the server double click on the jar. File and save all the configuration files. One of the most vital steps before proceeding is accept EULA. By making use of the text editor change the eula- false to eula- true. To start the server you need to accept the EULA. There is no way to start the server without accepting the EULA.
How to start hosting the server?
To host the server on your device you need to enable port forwarding on your router. To make your server visible and accessible to the world you need to enable port forwarding on your router. That’s why you must know the know-how about your router configuration.
To start the Minecraft server host, open the windows command prompt and view all the files and make all the necessary changes and modifications required to make the server run. Once the needed modifications have been made to run the server you can start your game. Once the server starts running you can share your IP address with your fellow mates to invite them to play by using your server. If you can’t find your server’s IP address, you can find it on Google by ‘searching my IP address’.
Creating your own world and living in your fantasy is desired by many children and grownups as well. What if you are given a chance to live and play in your own created world with absolutely no rules? With Minecraft it is now possible to live like that, create your own world, build your own fantasy world, and invite your family and friends to play with you in your created server.