When making a Minecraft server many server hosts add plugins to change the way it plays. They offer options that allow players to do more while keeping some of their items safe. You can also set up perks and special ranks for people in your servers, to keep people continually working to level up.
Adding a plugin to Minecraft server is a relatively easy task. All you need to do is complete the following:
Step 1: Find and download the plugin you wish to install.
Step 2: Locate your server’s plugins directory and add your plugin’s .jar file to the directory.
Step 3: Run the server, let it fully load.
Step 4: Once it has fully loaded, type “stop” in your Minecraft server console.
Step 5: Run the server again.
Step 6: Check to see if the plugin is working. It should be fully installed.
Many servers run between 20-30 plugins or packs without any real issues. You should allow a little time in between plugins to make sure there are no issues on the server unless you have already tested the plugins in the past. Watch for bugs that could be related to plugins as they may be able to break your server over time.
Would you like to have multiple worlds on your server? The Multiverse-Core plugin will allow you to create a new world with a simple command. Bear in mind that every world you add to your server will use up the resources on your server, such as your RAM.
To add a new world with Multiverse-Core, run this command: /mv create <type_in_your_world_name_here>
To remove a world from your list to free up space, run this command: /mv remove <type_in_your_world_name_here>
With WorldEdit, you can select an area of blocks and automatically change to a specific type of block. You can also place large amounts of blocks in various shapes from a distance to various places in the world. Want to clear out an area so that you can build from nothing? This plugin will remove mountains, while still letting the world look natural.
Whether you want to have a creative world or you want to build specific areas on your server for player use, this plugin allows you to create structures very quickly with very little work, and if you make a mistake, you can always restore a specific area from a backup.
The purpose of the Essentials X plugin is to add useful commands to your server that manage people, allow kits, let people warp and manage the economy. The plugin comes with several add-ons that add even more perks to your overall Minecraft gaming experience. These add-ons include:
Some of the features that EssentialX has to offer are the following:
The ViaVersion plugin allows people to join your server from any Minecraft version. It requires no configuration. This allows people with newer versions to join older servers. While the reverse is also true, there are some bugs that can cause server issues. Only use this plugin if you have an advanced understanding of how plugins work and are willing to troubleshoot potential problems.
Using EssentialsX alongside LuckPerms allows you to create different ranks on your Minecraft server. Each rank can be given access to specific abilities or given perks (such as access to specific kits). LuckPerms has an easy-to-use interface and opens up a lot of possibilities when it comes to creating a hierarchy in your world. You can even edit the titles to correspond to your server’s community culture.
Minecraft plugins can add new options to your server, allowing you to do more and create special scenarios that will continually bring players back. Make sure to fully train your moderators on how to use them.