Add Dynmap to Minecraft

Dynmap requires your Minecraft server to be running either Bukkit, Spigot, or PaperMC. A server set up with the official Minecraft server will not work. This guide is for installing Dynmap on PaperMC but setting it up Bukkit and Spigot should be similar. If you don’t have PaperMC server setup, check out this guide: Setup a PaperMC Minecraft Server . Step 1. Download Dynmap Click here and download the latest version of Dynmap by clicking on the download button next to the version. Read more

Creating a batch (.bat) file in windows

On windows a Batch file simply a text document with the file extension .bat rather than .txt. Step 1. Create a new file To create a batch file, simply right click and hover over New then press Text Document. Step 2. Set the file name to end with .bat With the new file created, enter the name run.bat. You should get a warning confirming you want to change the name extension, press yes. Read more

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

Fixing timeout errors with Minecraft

When hosting a server from home, you may notice that some players get kicked due to timeout. This happens when the minecraft server is unable to provide data to the player fast enough. There are two ways to fix / improve this: Increase your upload speed & reliability. Are you on WiFi? Use an Ethernet cable, most internet performance issue are due to bad WiFi. Unless you have the latest WiFi 6 router and are on 5Ghz with line of sight, Ethernet is the best way to go when hosting a server at home. 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_64-0.4.3-rc2 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_64-0.4.3-rc2 ./playit-linux_64-0.4.3-rc2 To download and run the playit program you can use Read more

Setup a PaperMC Minecraft Server

PaperMC is a Minecraft server based on Spigot with extra performance improvements. It also supports Spigot Plugins like dynmap ! Step 1. Download PaperMC Click here to visit the PaperMC Download page. Click the latest build (highlighted in red in the below image) to begin the download. Step 2. Setup run.bat for PaperMC Move the downloaded paper-VERSION.jar file into your minecraft server folder (if you don’t have one, just create a new folder called minecraft-server somewhere you can easily find). 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