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How to use Minecraft VPS

Connecting with SSH (Secure Shell)

There are 2 primary ways to connect to a Minecraft VPS

The first is via the command line, with the use of an SSH client.
To connect to your Minecraft VPS with SSH (command line), you will require one of the following programs:

PuTTY, available for all versions of Windows: PuTTY Downloads
WinSCP, available for all versions of Windows: WinSCP Downloads
The terminal. The app, packaged with all versions of Mac OS X.
The shell/terminal application for Linux.

After launching PuTTY, WinSCP, or opening your shell terminal, the program will require Minecraft VPS login credentials:
To Obtain this, Please check your inbox/spam/promotions folder for an email with the subject: "New Minecraft VPS Details".

IP Address / Host: Refer to email
User Name: Refer to email
Password: Refer to email
SSH Port: Refer to email

Note: On OS X and Linux, this information is entered into the command line using the SSH command in the following format, where "x.x.x.x" is the server's IP address and the SSH port number. Replace x.x.x.x and SSHPort with the details that you received at email:

ssh root@x.x.x.x -p SSHPort

Minecraft game server

Use: systemctl start minecraft to start game server.

Gameserver will auto start on boot. Use: systemctl status minecraft to check if the game server is running.
Minecraft Server Status

To view game server console, Use: su -l mcserver -c "screen -R mc". You can detach from the screen session at any time by typing: Ctrl+a then d
Minecraft VPS server console

Adding a server in-game

Go to the game client. Multiplayer >> Add server >> enter VPS IP along with port number 25565

Minecraft join server

Note: The "WARN:Can't keep up! Is the server overloaded?" in the server console is normal on the first load due to high CPU usage when creating the game server (Duration less than 1 minute)

Changing Server Properties

Use: su -l mcserver && cd minecraft to go to game server directory, Then ls to view list of files
Minecraft VPS: ls data directory

Make sure is present like above image

Use: nano to edit, refer to Minecraft wiki here -
For example we are changing the server-name which used as the server name.
Note : server-name can't contain a : (colon).
Minecraft VPS: server-name

Ctrl-X to exit and save file will be prompted. Enter “Y” for confirmation

Using a cracked version of Minecraft, or any software for that matter, is strongly discouraged for several reasons:

Compatibly Issues: Our Minecraft VPS server may not work if you are using unofficial Minecraft versions, Download Minecraft from here :

Legal Issues: Cracked versions are illegal as they violate copyright laws and the terms of service set by Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. By using such versions, you are participating in software piracy.

Security Risks: Cracked software often comes with a significant risk of malware, viruses, and other malicious software. These can compromise your computer's security and lead to data loss or theft.

Lack of Updates and Support: When using a legitimate version of Minecraft, you benefit from regular updates, bug fixes, and new features. Cracked versions do not receive these updates, leaving you with an outdated and potentially unstable game. Additionally, you won't have access to official support or the Minecraft community forums for help.

Multiplayer Restrictions: Joining official Minecraft servers requires a legitimate account. Many multiplayer servers have security measures in place to block cracked versions. Using a cracked version will severely limit your ability to play online with others.

Ethics and Fairness: Game developers put a lot of time, effort, and resources into creating and maintaining games. Purchasing a legitimate copy supports the developers and ensures that they can continue to provide high-quality content and improvements.

If cost is a concern, look out for sales and discounts. Minecraft often goes on sale during special promotions, making it more affordable. By purchasing a legitimate copy, you support the developers and ensure a safer, more enjoyable gaming experience.

Updated on: 28/05/2024

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