How To Install Minecraft Server on CentOS 6

r00t April 11, 2015

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For those of you who didn’t know, Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Minecraft servers allow players to play online or via a local area network with other people. They may either be run on a hosted server, on local dedicated server hardware, a Virtual Private server on a home machine, or on your local gaming computer.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Minecraft on CentOS 6.

Step 1. First, Installing Java-JDK.

Minecraft is a Java-based game and so we will need to install Java.

Step 2. Create a Minecraft directory.

Step 3. Install and Configure Minecraft.

Next, We have to grant minecraft_server.jar with the correct permissions for execution:

You’ll now need to install “screen” to keep the Minecraft server running after the SSH session is closed:

Use the screen and run Minecraft:

Start up Minecraft (you can edit the 1024M value to match your server’s RAM):

To get back to the normal screen, press these keys: Control+A+D, To get back to the screen where Minecraft is running:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Minecraft Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Minecraft Server on CentOS 6 system.

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