How to run a fast Minecraft server

Minecraft: create server

If you no longer want to play Minecraft in single player mode, but want to stack blocks with your friends, you need a server. In this article, we are going to show you how to quickly create a Minecraft server.

Create Minecraft Server - Minecraft Server Data

In order for the Minecraft server to work properly, you need at least Java version 6. Check here whether Java is up to date or download the latest Java version directly from us.

  1. Download and run the Minecraft Server server file
  2. An .exe file is unpacked, which you can start directly or, as you wish, first drag it into a program folder and execute it from there.

Creating the Minecraft server

After you have started the .exe file, the server will start automatically. From time to time, status reports on server operation and events in the game world are displayed in the open window.

  • The server can now be accessed in the local network, you and friends can reach the server with the Minecraft game at the IP address of your computer.
  • If you don't know your computer's IP address, this tip can help you find it out.

Further adaptation of the server

The server can be further adjusted for setting subtleties in the game world.

  • To do this, first stop the server by closing the window.
  • In addition to the .exe file, there should be another file with the name "", which you can open with the editor by right-clicking and clicking on "Open with ...".
  • In addition to various other settings, the maximum number of players can be changed with "max-players", with "pvp" it is possible to adjust whether players can injure each other and with "spawn-animals" animals can be switched on and off in your game world.

Tip: In order to also play with friends on the Internet, the local network can be expanded virtually with hamachi. In this practical tip we will show you how to do it.

(Original tip written by: Marcel Röhrig)