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

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 setup a Minecraft Java Server

When making a Minecraft server there are a lot of options. This guides currently covers setting up a Survival Multiplayer Server without mods. We’ll be releasing more guides in the future on how to start a server with mods. Create a Vanilla Survival Multiplayer Server (MSP) Follow these steps and you should have a public Minecraft Java server up in no time. 1. Download and install Java You can download the latest version of Java from Oracle. Read more

Setup a PaperMC Minecraft Server

PaperMC is a Minecraft Server that lets you run plugins! It’s based on Spigot which is based on CraftBukkit, there’s a long history :). It’s a good Minecraft server choice that balances performance and features. Let’s setup our server! Step 1. Download PaperMC Click here to visit the PaperMC Download page. Click the latest build (the build with biggest number) to start the download. Step 2. Setup run.bat for PaperMC Move the downloaded paper-VERSION. Read more

Why your friend can't join your Minecraft Server

If you’re hosting a Minecraft server at home you’ve probably seen an error like this. Failed to connect to server connection timed out Possible issues and how to fix If you can connect to your server using you should able to get it public in minutes by following this guide. If you’re not using, you’re probably trying to port forward. Here are some potential issues you’ll need to work through. Read more