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.

papermc 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). Next, rename the recently downloaded .jar file to paper-server.jar. This will allow our batch file to work properly.

rename paper mc file

For Windows Create a file called run.bat and set the contents to

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar paper-server.jar nogui

If you’re not sure how to create a Batch (.bat) file, view Creating a batch (.bat) file in windows .

For Unix (Linux or MacOS) Create a new file called run.sh and set the contents to

java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar paper-server.jar nogui

Step 3. Run run.bat (or run.sh for Unix)

Now double click the newly created run.bat file to start the PaperMC server. If this is the first time running the program the folder should now have a handful of new files.

new files generated by papermc

Step 4. Accept the Eula

Before you can run the Minecraft server you must first accept the Eula. This can be done be editing the eula.txt document and setting eula=false to eula=true and saving the file.

eula edit eula highlight eula true

Step 5. Run run.bat (or run.sh for Unix) again

With the eula now accepted you should be able to run the server again and have it properly launch. If prompted with with a Windows Security Alert press Allow access.

defender allow

As long as the command line is open, your server should be running. At this point you should try connecting to the server using 127.0.0.1:25565 in Minecraft.

Step 6. Making the server public with Playit.gg

Now that you have your server running, let’s make it public so friends can connect. You can get started by following the guide found here.

playit start mc guide