Since DotBlock doesn't "support" the bukkit service, they can't help me with this issue. Every other VPS I've purchased has allowed me to run 2 Minecraft servers along side each other, each running on their own unique IP address.
When I contacted DotBlock, they first said that the way their servers are built, it doesn't support running 2 Minecraft servers alongside each other. They then said it's because of some McMyAdmin licensing restriction. Since I'm not using McMyAdmin, I then replied saying that the same method worked on every other VPS I had ever used.
I'm asking you guys why this method doesn't work, and if I'm getting ripped off:
1. 2 different folders in the /home/ folder of the CentOS 6.3 (64-bit) KVM virtualization.
2. Each folder contains the necessary files to run a Minecraft server with the bukkit server mod.
3. Each server.properties file is set up with a unique IP that has been added to the entire VPS.
4. In each folder I have a bash script that launches the server within a detached screen with a different label for each server.
This method worked perfectly when using MinecraftLayers VPSs. For some reason this exact method doesn't work at all on the DotBlock VPSs. Again, they said that their servers are simply not "built" to run two instances of Minecraft on the same VPS. I call bull**** on that. Someone help me out!
set the port in the server.properties file so the 2 servers have different ports
I purchased an additional IP address for a reason. I want to use the default port for both servers. The error says that the port on the extra IP I'm using is already in use. The main server is using the original IP address. I have this other server set to use the new IP. That's not the problem.
Unless it's something wrong with the networking itself, not registering the new IP address.
Alright, the server started when I set the IP the same as original server and changed the port to 25566. Something must be wrong with how the IP was assigned to my VPS... Does anyone know what could be wrong? I can both servers under the same main IP under different ports, but I can't start the 2nd server under the additional IP.
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Also, what is the output of ifconfig/ip link show? I might be off on this, as stated, it's been a while since I've had to think about this, but I believe that if both IP's are set up as an alias and not as a separate virtual NIC, this can happen.
Any idea on what virtualization software they are using? It might also play a part in this.
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Use pastie or pastebin for config files, I do not download them.