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How to Make a Minecraft Server

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Uploaded on Mar 15, 2011

In this video I show you how to make your own Minecraft server. Keep in mind that while this tutorial is for Windows, the process is pretty much the same on a Mac.

Port Forwarding Site
http://portforward.com/

Port Check Site
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/ope...

*FAQ*
Q)I can't open minecraft_server.exe
A)Type .exe at the end of the filename and open it again.

Q)I can't login to the server (Bad Login)
A)Restart the Minecraft program and try again. If it still doesn't work, try again. If it still will not work, restart your computer.

Q)I can't open the Server Properties file.
A)Right click the file, chose open with, then choose Notepad to open the file.

Q)I can't find my router model number.
A)The model number should be printed on the router. If not, check the manual that came with the router. If you still can't find it, try a google search.

Q)My router model number isn't on the Port Forward site.
A)Run a google search on how to forward ports on your router.

Q)I've done everything you're done, but it still says port 25565 was closed.
A1)Wireless Networks - remember to forward the ports from the computer that has the has the router plugged into it. If you do not forward the ports from that computer, you will not be able to forward the ports.

A2)Wired Connections - Retry the port forwarding process. Make sure you are forwarding the correct port (25565), and are following the correct format for entering the information into your firewall. If the port is still not open, try a google search on how to forward the ports on your router.

*IMPORTANT* MAKE SURE THE MINECRAFT SERVER PROGRAM IS RUNNING BEFORE YOU CHECK THE YOUGETSIGNAL SITE!

Q)My server is slow or laggy for the players.
A) Your internet speed is likely too slow to be able to handle running a server. If you internet connection is relatively fast, remember that even with a fast connection, you will experience lag when serving 10 or more people at the same time.

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