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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:13 AM

As the old "Compendium" of guides we had on here was becoming a bit dated, We decided to create a new and more informative/helpful one. Please note, that if you do not actually read the place you are lead to, then you will defeat the entire purpose of this threads existence. Please, don't just jump here to dump your problems. If, by the time you have read this and not found an answer, then create a new thread. I would kindly ask that posts here be towards progressing this thread overall, not support.

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To begin, select the type of problem you are having:
My issue is related to...
Installing Bukkit
Finding Plugins
In-game prefixes
Network Issues (This includes Is hosting a minecraft server safe?)
Startup scripts and jvm flags
Finding/Getting Staff
TeamViewer
Permissions
How Many Players Can I Hold
How Do I Use the Server Texture


Installing Bukkit:
Where do I download bukkit?
How do I install bukkit?
Why can't I make bukkit run?
My startup script isn't working!
Error: Cannon locate jarfile 'craftbukkit.jar'
java is not recognized as an internal or external command?

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Finding Plugins:
What plugins should I use?

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Prefixes:
I'm using permissionsEx, and my prefixes don't work!
Why won't my prefixes work?
How come there aren't any prefixes showing up in game, when I put them in file?
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Networking:
My port won't forward!!
How do I port forward?
Port 25565 will not open
I forwarded my port, but still cannot play?
What IP address do I connect with?
What IP do I give to others?
Error! Failed to bind to port?!
Is hosting a server safe?

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Startup scripts and JVM flags
What should I use to start my server?
What flags can I start my server with?
How can I optimize my minecraft server?
What are JVM flags?

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Finding Staff:
I need staff members, how can I get the best?
How should I make a good staff application?
Where is the proper place to search for staff?

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TeamViewer:
What is teamviewer?
How can people remotely connect to my computer?
I need firsthand help!!
Can people take control of my computer with teamviewer?

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How Many Players Can I Hold:
How many people can my server hold?
How much RAM do I need for this many players
Is this internet speed good?
How much lag will I have with this?
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Using the Server Texture Pack feature
How do I use the server-texture feature?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:53 AM

Added the infamous failed to bind to port, how to find your IP's and what to use, and the general safety of hosting a server. Also made things cleaner.

Edit: Also added a place to test your connection.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

Nice job! The stickies are much cleaner and more useful now.

I would like to mention that under security/network, you should mention the risk of DDoS attacks, one that is increasing rapidly with the ready availability of shell booters and botnets.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

View Postbattlekid, on 08 May 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

Nice job! The stickies are much cleaner and more useful now.

I would like to mention that under security/network, you should mention the risk of DDoS attacks, one that is increasing rapidly with the ready availability of shell booters and botnets.

We're banging out the permissions section atm, but that might be worthy to add in under networking in the near future :)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:22 AM

What does it mean when minecraft says "end of stream" when trying to logon to my server?
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

View PostFloppydisk7, on 16 May 2012 - 06:22 AM, said:

What does it mean when minecraft says "end of stream" when trying to logon to my server?

In essence, it stopped reading data sent from the server. This can be caused by a few things, one of which is using the refresh button too fast while it has not received the ping and trying to connect to a server will cause it for instance.

When does it happen to you and what are you doing at the time?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

Great guide. You may want to add this link to the TeamViewer section, although it's understandable the post comes from a moderator. :)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

Adding it :)

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:10 AM

i kinda have a faq question that i dont even know, how do i find out my server ip from minecraft snapshot 12w21b singleplayer-is-multiplayer thing

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

It is right within the guide, under "Your IP, and which ones to use".  http://www.minecraft...answers-faq/#pf

This isn't a question dumping ground. Try reading the guide first before posting questions ^_^

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:24 AM

Great great thread. A darn shame that hardly anybody visits this section of the forum though.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:59 AM

... I'm confused.  The formula for determining how many players a server can hold couldn't possibly be what is listed on the thread.

According to the formula, a server with 1gb of RAM would only be able to host 8 people (rounding down)!  That's absurd, quite honestly; my server has a lot of plugins and has sustained double-digit populations just fine, and Beastnode specifically advertised the server as supporting 30 players.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

View PostTypical_Name, on 30 May 2012 - 05:59 AM, said:

... I'm confused.  The formula for determining how many players a server can hold couldn't possibly be what is listed on the thread.

According to the formula, a server with 1gb of RAM would only be able to host 8 people (rounding down)!  That's absurd, quite honestly; my server has a lot of plugins and has sustained double-digit populations just fine, and Beastnode specifically advertised the server as supporting 30 players.

I'm sorry? How exactly are you getting these results? With one gigabyte of ram...

On vanilla:
((1024 * 1) - 80) / 40 =    23.6

On craftbukkit:
((1024 * 1) - 240) / 40 =  19.6

I cannot fathom where you got 8 people from.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:20 AM

View PostAmberK, on 30 May 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:

I'm sorry? How exactly are you getting these results? With one gigabyte of ram...

On vanilla:
((1024 * 1) - 80) / 40 = 23.6

On craftbukkit:
((1024 * 1) - 240) / 40 =  19.6

I cannot fathom where you got 8 people from.

Er... That's odd.  I could have sworn it said /90 in the OP, not /40.  Not sure how I misread it... sorry about that.

EDIT:  Er, I reread it.  It does say /90.  Must be a typo?
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:01 AM

View PostTypical_Name, on 31 May 2012 - 12:20 AM, said:

Er... That's odd.  I could have sworn it said /90 in the OP, not /40.  Not sure how I misread it... sorry about that.

EDIT:  Er, I reread it.  It does say /90.  Must be a typo?

It should be 90, and something you should realize is hosts will say more than that it is best to actually do. Yes, you can run double-digits on 1 GB of RAM, but it is not ideal for long periods. This is true and accurate data from a 1.2.5 server, so these are not guesses. 10 players per GB is a good amount to use with Bukkit because of all it has to use and store.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:52 AM

Something new added:

I have created a channel where my bot will help you test if your server is reachable by mimicking a regular client trying to connect to the server. It should be usable for any version of the server as the checks he does should not change, but he will be updated if needed. He will be able to tell you if a player can reach your server and should be online usually. RalexBot is his nick, and if he is there, he can do the test.

Also in the same regards, he can tell you how many players your server should hold safely. This is good for those that do not get the calculations or are just too lazy.

Commands for bot:
*pingserver <- will ping the server of your choice to see if it is reachable
*slots <- will determine the slots for the server

The bot is reachable on the #ae97 channel in the Esper network. A shortcut using Mibbit is located here: http://mibbit.com/?c...r=irc.esper.net

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

im not new to minecraft, only new to running a server.
I started my server and im not admin
How do I make myself admin?
(Note: My server isn't bukkit.)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:43 PM

View PostRavenBloodWarrior, on 13 June 2012 - 08:12 PM, said:

im not new to minecraft, only new to running a server.
I started my server and im not admin
How do I make myself admin?
(Note: My server isn't bukkit.)

It is called OP on vanilla, and to use it you simply go to the console and type:
op playername
...substituting playername with your in-game name.

If you want prefixes and such, you will need to install bukkit.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:39 PM

AMAZING work done here i thought i was good off in security, now i'm even safer. Thanks!