Installing a Minecraft Server: Your Guide to Setting up Minecraft on Windows 10

Minecraft is undoubtedly one of the most popular games today which allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world. Minecraft is so popular, that it is the best-selling PC game of all time with over 35+ million copies sold.

Looking to play Minecraft with their friends? This tutorial will help you set up a Minecraft Server. A Minecraft server allows users to connect to one central computer which will host the game software for all the other players to use.

Let’s Start

You have a few options when setting up a Minecraft Server, you can set it up on your own computer, or you can pay a small monthly fee and host one online. Here at ServerHub, we offer Bare Metal Dedicated Server options for as little as $55 per month which can easily host your Minecraft Server on a reliable 24/7/365 Network. You can checkout our offerings here:

Now, if you think that hosting your Minecraft Server on a dedicated server is not really an option for you, then here are some tips and tricks that will walk you through installing Minecraft Server on Windows 10.

What you’ll need:

-A Windows 10 desktop or server
– At least a 2.0GHz Processor
-At least 4GB of RAM is recommended
-At least a 10Mbit/s Internet Connection

Installation Steps:

Step 1: You’ll need to open Java for Windows 10

Pro Tip: If you don’t have Java, download it here:

Step 2: Download the latest version of Java for Windows 10. Open the .EXE file and click Install. Restart your computer if needed.

Step 3: Download Minecraft Server

Pro Tip: Visit the Minecraft Server website and download the latest version of the JAR file to your computer.

Step 4: Open your Downloads folder and move Minecraft Server

Navigate to your Downloads folder and move the Minecraft folder to your desired location. We recommend you use a dedicated folder for Minecraft.

Step 5: Double click on the Minecraft JAR file and accept the EULA

Double click on the Minecraft JAR file. This will extract some files we need before we can start the server. Open the file called EULA and update eula=false to eula=true. This indicates your acceptance of the User Agreement set forth by the software publisher.

Step 6: Double click on the Minecraft JAR file and Allow the Microsoft Firewall Rules

Open the Minecraft server file again and be sure to “Allow Access” to the firewall pop up that Windows presents to you

Step 7: Review Minecraft Server stats

The Minecraft Server is now loaded and a stats panel will appear.

Step 8 (Final Step!): Now that your server is installed, you can connect to it from Minecraft. Launch Minecraft and select Multiplayer.

Now it’s time to have fun!


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