Create a Minecraft Vanilla Server

Creating a Vanilla server is really easy – the hard part is often to open your game port on your router – just follow this guide / tutorial.

  • First visit the official site for Minecraft where you can download the server software.
  • Create a folder somewhere on your computer to place your new server’s files (Preferably your desktop)
  • Click and download Minecraft_Server.exe FOR WINDOWS
  • Place Minecraft_server.exe in the folder you created and run the program.
  • Skip to Port forwarding step and learn how to port forward.

If you want to add mods and plugins to this server, please read the guide on How to make a Minecraft Bukkit Server.

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