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

Add an external domain to

If you have playit premium you can add external domains to your playit account. This can be done by visitng add external domain. Guides for specific Domain Registars Add an external domain with Namecheap

Add an external domain with Namecheap

This guide assumes you have playit premium and have purchased a domain name on For other Domain Registars visit Add an external domain to . Adding a second level domain (like Adding a sub domain (like Adding a second level domain to (like In this guide I will be adding the domain to, your domain will be different. 1. Visit your domain’s managemnet page Visit your namecheap dashboard to enter your domain’s manage page. 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

Fix apt warning

If you’ve been with playit for awhile you may have installed the playit agent using our old script. The method we used is no longer best practice and you’ll likely get a warning about playit whenever you run apt-get update. You can fix this by these commands sudo apt-key del '16AC CC32 BD41 5DCC 6F00 D548 DA6C D75E C283 9680' sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playit-cloud.list sudo apt update curl -SsL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted. 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 change your DNS server

By default your computer will often be configured to ask your ISP (Internet Service Provider), how to translate a domain name to an IP address. This can sometimes be problematic as many ISPs do not offer all the features which are now standard. This can break Minecraft Java addresses and even cause SSL errors. If you’re getting strange errors on the internet, it might be a good idea to try updating your DNS server. Read more

How to run playit 24/7 on Linux

Using systemd (preferred) Starting with version 0.15.0 when you install the playit program via apt-get we add a systemd unit which makes it easy to run playit in the background. Not sure how to install playit on linux or with apt-get? Check this out: How to run on Linux . To start the playit agent in the background you can run sudo systemctl start playit If you want the playit agent start when you boot up your computer you can run Read more

How to run on Linux

If you’re running on a Ubuntu or Debian based operating system to you can use apt. curl -SsL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/playit.gpg >/dev/null echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/playit.gpg] ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playit-cloud.list sudo apt update sudo apt install playit Playit also releases raw binaries that you can download and run. You can download the latest version of the program from When you try to run the program, you might get errors like Read more