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The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Server

ISBN: 9780789754578 | 0789754576
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Que Publishing
Pub. Date: 7/21/2015

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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

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