How to Host and Configure Your Own Minecraft Server
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How to Host and Configure Your Own Minecraft Server

Hi everyone. Welcome back to our
support question of the day series. I’m Natalie. Today’s Support Question of the Day is. How do I host and configure my own Minecraft server? First you will need to download the
Minecraft server software package. You can do so by visiting Click minecraft_server.1.10. jar to begin downloading. By default the file will save to your
downloads folder but it is recommended that you create a new folder on your
desktop for your server. Locate the file and move it to your new
folder, ours is named Minecraft. Double-click the file to run the server. Doing this will create three new files
logs, server properties and EULA. Open the EULA file using a text editor of
your choice and change false to true. Save the file and exit the document. By
saving the EULA to true you are agreeing to Minecraft EULA agreement. Once the
server is running you should see a window like the one
currently on the screen. Now that you’ve started your minecraft server you will
have to port forward port 25565 to the internal IP address of your
server in your router. To do this you will need to sign into your router. We
will be using ASUS in our example. Next locate the port forward settings.
This can be found in our example by clicking WAN under “Advanced Settings”
and then clicking “Virtual Server/Port Forwarding”. Fill in the boxes
with your service name, port range, local IP and the local port.
In this case we will be using Minecraft as our server name. Enter 25565 into
the port range and local port boxes. Enter your internal IP address under
local IP select “both” under protocol Once complete click the “Add” button. Next go to and
makes your port 25565 is open. Please note before running your port
check tool test make sure your server is open. Now you need to configure a way to
keep No-IP up to date with your changing IP address. To do this you can download
our free dynamic update client by going to and
clicking the “download” button. We are downloading the DUC on a
Mac but Windows and Linux clients are also available. After it has finished
downloading go to your downloads folder and double-click to open the file. Read
our License Agreement and click “agree”. Drag the No-IP logo into the
applications folder. Now find the No-IP DUC in the
applications folder and double-click to open. You will be prompted to login enter
your No-IP email address and password. Select the hostname you want associated
with this client. After you select your host and save your settings everything is done and your host should
be updated whenever your IP address changes. You need to be sure your
computer and DUC are running at all times for this to work. One way to
ensure your DUC is always running is to go to the Settings tab and check
“automatically start at login” At this time you should be able to connect to your server and your friends should as well. All you have to do is give them your No-IP hostname for example your which is the port number you already opened and they should be able to connect. Thanks for tuning in to today’s Support Questions of the Day Video. Have a question of your own? Leave it
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