Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create a SMP (Survival Multiplayer) Server in Minecraft
Minecraft is a wildly popular sandbox game that allows players to create explore virtual worlds. One of the most exciting features of Minecraft is the ability to play with friends in a survival multiplayer (SMP) setting. In this article we will guide you through the process of creating your very own SMP server in Minecraft.
Step 1: Gathering the Requirements
Before starting ensure that you have the following requirements:
- A Windows or Linux-based computer (preferably with dedicated hardware)
- A stable internet connection with sufficient upload download speeds
- The latest version of Java installed on your computer
- The Minecraft server software (can be downloaded from the official Minecraft website)
Step 2: Setting Up the Server
1. Create a new folder on your computer name it something like “Minecraft Server”.
2. Move the downloaded Minecraft server software into this new folder.
3. Double-click the server software to launch it. A few files will be generated automatically.
4. Open the generated “eula.txt” file change “false” to “true” to accept the End User License Agreement.
Step 3: Configuring the Server Properties
1. Open the “server.properties” file in a text editor.
2. Adjust the server settings according to your preferences. You can modify the server name maximum player count game difficulty more.
3. Save the changes close the file.
Step 4: Port Forwarding
To allow other players to connect to your server you need to set up port forwarding on your router. The steps for port forwarding may vary based on your router model but the general process is as follows:
1. Access your router’s settings by typing its IP address into your web browser.
2. Find the port forwarding settings section.
3. Forward port 25565 (Minecraft’s default port) to your local IP address.
4. Save the changes exit the router settings.
Step 5: Configuring Firewall
Ensure that your computer’s firewall allows incoming connections on port 25565. If necessary create a new rule to allow Minecraft server traffic.
Step 6: Starting the Server
1. Open a commprompt or terminal window.
2. Navigate to the Minecraft Server folder using the “cd” command.
3. Type the comm”java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar server.jar nogui” to start the server with 1GB of RAM allocated.
4. Press Enter to run the commstart the server. Wait until you see the message “Done” to confirm that the server is running.
Step 7: Inviting Friends to Join
Share your public IP address (you can find it by typing “what is my IP” in a search engine) with your friends followed by the Minecraft server port (25565 by default). They can join your server by launching Minecraft selecting “Multiplayer” followed by “Add Server” entering the server details.
Creating your own SMP server in Minecraft can be a rewarding exciting experience. By following this step-by-step guide you can easily set up a server invite your friends to join you in endless adventures collaborative gameplay. Explore survive create memories together in the vast world of Minecraft!