Creating a Minecraft SMP Bukkit Server

Get a VPS

In the long run you should use a VPS instead of hosting on your own computer. This way you can turn of your computer at home and still be able host the server 24/7.

  • The server should have at least one gigabyte ram.
  • The server should not use OpenVZ for virtualization. It would work but you might face memory allocation issues. You should go for Xen virtualization.

In the continuation I will assume the VPS is using Ubuntu as OS.

Install Java

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

That will install java for you.

Get the minecraft server

http://wiki.bukkit.org/Setting_up_a_server

Start it

You should get to know the terminal command screen if you does not already.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install screen

Now you can start the server in a screen and detach from it to keep the server running.

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