NethServer Experience with Minecraft and Java

Today I am going to explain how i got minecraft working and running on my NethServer…


  1. Java
  2. screen
  3. Server Version I prefer spigot
  4. compiling your server.

Optional things that usually help out but because of conflict I don’t use…

  1. Amp
    2. Mcmyadmin

The above optional tools help manage minecraft servers very well the downside is that thy install a ton of stuff and I am afraid of breaking my nethserver… Maybe later on when I get a server free I will do some testing with this…

First you need java… If you need different types of java etc… You can read the article i use to set java up the first time it generally leads me in the right direction. click here

My Java installation Directions…

cd ~
wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie:; oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" \

Now you will need to install java.

sudo yum localinstall jre-8u60-linux-x64.rpm

Nano Installation…
Nano is the best editor since sliced bread… I cannot stand vi it drives me nuts… I install nano immediately on any machine I work on or use its just a personal preference thing…

sudo yum install nano

Htop is also a useful tool in any linux environment you work with…

Here is the article I am not going to cover it in detail…
Click Here

Screen Installation.
Now lets install screen if its not already installed by default… In my case i found it already installed but screen is very important for Minecraft server hosting…

sudo yum install screen

Now here is the tricky part…

Open your gui from your web browser.
Enter your username and password

Now on the left hand side look for Users under the Management section.

Click Create New at the top…

Example user:
Username: minecraft
First Name: minecraft <In my opinion these fields should be optional not required.
Last Name: minecraft <In my opinion these fields should be optional not required.

At the top click Services.

Uncheck Mailbox, Password Expiration, Shared Folders (Samba)

Now here is the bad part… For some reason if you uncheck Remote Shell (ssh) you can not su to that username and perform actions like a normal server… You have to leave Remote Shell (SSH) Check marked.. Bad Security idea… But unfortunately it has to be done…

Hit submit…
Now look in the list for the username minecraft you should notice its greyed out thats important you need to create a password for the user… So click the down arrow next to edit and change your password… Click submit

Okay now moving on to the fun stuff…

Log into your server as the user minecraft

Their is two ways to do this first way is if your already in the server as root type the following su minecraft If your not already in the server just log into the server as minecraft through ssh… Personally I do not like this because in my opinion ssh should not be enabled for the user but the gui does not give you this option…
“Rant over”

After getting into the server you want to run the command.
cd ~
This puts you in the minecraft user home directory…
to confirm this run the command pwd in the terminal to display where you are.

It should look some thing like this…

[minecraft@webserver ~]$ pwd
[minecraft@webserver ~]$

Now Lets get the software need to get this show on the road…

Lets make a directory and were going to call it spigotwork
mkdir spigotwork
Now lets cd ./spigotwork type pwd to verify your location.
Example listed below…

[minecraft@webserver ~]$ mkdir spigotwork
[minecraft@webserver ~]$ ls
[minecraft@webserver ~]$ cd spigotwork/
[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$ pwd
[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$

To get spigot build tool click here Right click on Buildtools.jar and copy link address.

Now back in your terminal… wget "then link address"
example with ls command.
[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$ wget

[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$ ls

Now we compile spigot through the BuildTools.jar file.
Example command.
[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$ java -jar BuildTools.jar

This will take a moment depending on your processor speed and bandwidth available… Typically takes me about 30 seconds roughly in my environment…

While all that is compiling and getting your server.jar file ready now would be a good time to go back to the web gui and enable your firewall ports…

Under Gateway look for Firewall Objects click it. Click on services and then create new.

Name: minecraft
Protocol: TCP/UDP
Port: 25565 <Default Minecraft port.
click submit

Under Gateway look for firewall rules click it and create rule at bottom.
Enabled check marked
Action Accept
Source Any
Destination Any < I tried other settings would not work for some reason…
Service minecraft
Click submit

Now back to the terminal you should by now have every thing completed lets look and see what files are in the folder now by typing ls command.

[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$ ls
apache-maven-3.2.5  BuildTools.log.txt  craftbukkit-1.10.2.jar  work
BuildData           Bukkit              Spigot
BuildTools.jar      CraftBukkit         spigot-1.10.2.jar
[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$

Lets now copy Spigot-1.10.2.jar to spigot.jar this makes life a little easier when working with shell scripts and screen…

cp spigot-1.10.2.jar spigot.jar

Now lets cd … back a directory and mkdir server
Example below

[minecraft@webserver spigotwork]$ cd ..
[minecraft@webserver ~]$ mkdir server
[minecraft@webserver ~]$ cp ./spigotwork/spigot.jar ./server/
[minecraft@webserver ~]$ cd server/
[minecraft@webserver server]$

Lets now create our first shell script called
An inside this example would be…

java -Xms2G -Xmx2G -jar spigot.jar

The above Memory can be adjusted according to what you wish to use…
Now lets create the screen script to run all this…
Example config would be…

screen -S minecraft -d -m bash ./

minecraft = The username of the account important!!
Now lets give everything read write permissions…
chmod +rwx ./ ./

That should be it to get your minecraft server started and running you will need to go in and edit the config files place your plugins etc as well as maintain the latest version of spigot.jar via running the Buildtools.jar every once in awhile… Good luck on your minecraft hosting…


Well, this must be read and enjoy it.

Now I have to convince my son as he learns assemble servers NethServer :joy:

Excellent contribution just now that some derivations Mincraft are studied to apply as learning resources in education.


lol… Pretty bad i have to use my own how to thread to bring my minecraft server backup lol…

Only thing i didn’t add was about bungeecord its a disaster and it would take me days to write it all up…


Anyone tried this for MineCraft PE ??

Nope I’m sorry :frowning:

Sorry for the late reply i haven’t been doing well medically… But Minecraft PE if installed on a nethserver seems to break the web server not sure why I havn’t had a chance to look into it please if you haven’t tried it i recommend testing it in a virtual box first before on production environment again sorry for the late reply medical has gotten the best of me…