The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Server

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/21/2015
  • Publisher: Que Publishing

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Run your own Minecraft server: take total control of your Minecraft experience!

What’s more fun than playing multiplayer Minecraft? Running your own Minecraft server. Now there’s a complete, up-to-date guide to doing just that–even if you have no networking or server experience!

Best-selling tech author Timothy L. Warner covers all you need to know, from the absolute basics to cutting-edge customization. You’ll learn from crystal-clear, step-by-step instructions designed for today’s newest Minecraft servers.Warner guides you through prepping your computer and network…installing a basic server and powerful third-party alternatives…welcoming and managing users…protecting against griefing and other attacks…adding powerful plug-ins and mods…using easy subscription hosting services…giving your users a truly awesome game experience.

This book’s #1 goal is to help you have more fun with Minecraft. But you’ll also master practical skills for a well-paid technology career!


  • Gain deep multiplayer Minecraft knowledge for running your server well
  • Configure your computer to reliably host Minecraft
  • Control your server through the Minecraft Server console
  • Connect users, communicate with them, and set rules they must follow
  • Master basic networking skills for improving server uptime and performance
  • Safeguard your server and users, and prevent griefing
  • Simplify complicated mods with integrated modpacks and launchers
  • Run on the Realms public cloud—let Minecraft worry about maintenance and security
  • Evaluate and choose a third-party hosting provider
  • Customize your spawn “lobby” to help new users find their way
  • Support multiple worlds and teleportation
  • Earn cash with ads, sponsorships, cosmetic upgrades, or VIP access


Minecraft is a trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB.


Timothy L. Warner is the author of Hacking Raspberry Pi and The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair: A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your iDevices!. He is a tech professional who has helped thousands of people become more proficient with technology in business and education. He holds the CompTIA A+ Computer Technician credential and 20 other technical certifications. As Director of Technology for a progressive high school, he created and managed a self-servicing warranty repair shop for all of its Apple hardware. Now an author/evangelist for Pluralsight, he shares Windows PowerShell scripting knowledge at 2minutepowershell.com.

Author Biography

Timothy Warner is an IT professional and technical trainer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Tim became acquainted with information technology in 1982 when his dad bought the family a Timex Sinclair 1000 home computer and he taught himself BASIC programming. Today  he works as an author/evangelist for Pluralsight and shares Windows PowerShell knowledge with anyone who’ll listen at his Two Minute PowerShell blog: http://2minutepowershell.com. You can reach Tim directly via LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/timothywarner.

Table of Contents

1. Minecraft Multiplayer and Networking 101
2. Planning Your Minecraft Server
3. Creating a Vanilla Minecraft Server
4. Creating a CraftBukkit Server
5. Managing Users and Rules
6. Extending Your Server
7. Protecting Your Server
8. Implementing Monetization
9. Learning From the Best

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