Fixing "Unknown host" in Minecraft Java

You’ve setup your server with and are ready to play. You or another player might be getting the Unknown host this error when trying to connect. This error happens because the computer asks your ISP (Internet Service Provider), what the IP is, and the ISP is silly and reports it being unknown. The Fix You need to update your computer DNS server. How to update the DNS depends on what operating system you’re running. Read more

How to run playit 24/7 on Linux

For this guide we’ll be using tmux. To get started, run the tmux command in your terminal. You terminal should look like Now inside of the tmux session run the playit program ./playit-linux_64-0.3.7 If you’re unable to run the playit program see How to run on Linux With the playit program now running you can use the following keyboard combinations Ctrl-b + d to put the tmux session in the background Ctrl-b + c to create a new window to run another program (like the Minecraft Server) Ctrl-b + 0 to view the first window, similary Ctrl-b <num> will let you go between windows If you press Ctrl-b + d and put the tmux session in the background, you can always get it back by running the command Read more

How to run on Linux

First things first, you’ll need to download the latest version of the agent from When you try to run the program, you might get errors like The Fix You’ll need to make the program runnable on linux. You can do this by running chmod +x. cd ~/Downloads # cd into the folder where the playit program is located chmod +x playit-linux_64-0.3.7 ./playit-linux_64-0.3.7 To download and run the playit program you can use Read more

Update your DNS server on Linux

There’s a lot of different Linux distributions so you’re solution might vary. Updating DNS in Ubuntu Updating DNS by editing “/etc/resolv.conf” Updating DNS by editing “/etc/systemd/resolved.conf” Updating DNS in Ubuntu On the top right of your desktop, open the drop down and select either Wired Settings or WiFi Settings. Next press the gear icon next to the connection. A window should pop up, nagivate to the IPv4 tab, disable Automatic in the DNS row and put 8. Read more

Update your DNS server on MacOS

To update the DNS server on MacOS you’ll first need to open System Preferences, this can be found by pressing the apple icon on the top left of the desktop. Next you’ll want to find the button for editing Network Pereferences. You can search network to find this. Select the network you’re using and press Advanced. Navigate to the DNS tab and press the + button to the left of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. Read more

Update your DNS server on Windows

Open the windows start menu and search for Control Panel Open Network and Internet from the Control Panel Next, open Network and Sharing Center On the left, in the side panel click Change adapter settings In the list, find and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Finally, on the bottom of the newly opened window select Use the following DNS server addresses and set Preferred DNS server to and Alternative DNS server to 8. Read more

VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found

When you run the playit agent for the first time you might get this error: The Fix Install this update from Microsoft: