MineOS is a complete Minecraft server platform with a web GUI, automated backups, archives, performance statistics, and other features too.
Setting up a Minecraft server on MineOS is easy and should take only a few minutes to get up and working on a Vultr cloud server.
- Install dependencies.
- Install MineOS.
- Configure MineOS.
- Play Minecraft with your friends.
You should start with a fresh install of your chosen operating system, in this case, we are using Debian 7.
Install the needed dependencies.
apt-get update apt-get -y install screen python-cherrypy3 rdiff-backup git openjdk-7-jre-headless
Create directory and download MineOS.
mkdir -p /usr/games cd /usr/games git clone git://github.com/hexparrot/mineos minecraft cd minecraft git config core.filemode false chmod +x server.py mineos_console.py generate-sslcert.sh ln -s /usr/games/minecraft/mineos_console.py /usr/local/bin/mineos
Copy files and set up permissions.
cp /usr/games/minecraft/init/mineos /etc/init.d/ chmod 744 /etc/init.d/mineos update-rc.d mineos defaults cp /usr/games/minecraft/init/minecraft /etc/init.d/ chmod 744 /etc/init.d/minecraft update-rc.d minecraft defaults cp /usr/games/minecraft/mineos.conf /etc/
Create self-signed certificate for HTTPS.
cd /usr/games/minecraft ./generate-sslcert.sh
service mineos start
Create a user.
Log into the web UI.
https://yourip:8888. Your browser will ask if you want to connect due to the self-signed certificate. Accept the connection. Log in using your root credentials.
- In the left pane, click “Manage Profiles” and create at last one server profile.
- Click “update” profile.
- Log out as root.
Create a server.
- Log in as the user you created before.
- Click “Create New Server” on left pane.
- Fill in your Minecraft server settings.
- Click “Dashboard” on left pane.
- Select your server.
- Click Start.
If everything is working, then your server will start. For a few moments you will see “-1” for “Players Online”. This will go to 0. Then, you can login with your Minecraft client.
Connect to your server with its IP or domain name (if you created one) and the port from the server settings. The default port is 25565.
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