I Have been learning on the internet for days now, how to run my own server. I was successful Running the server with the regular server client from the Mojang website. I wanted to add mods so i figured i would get mods to make the server how i wanted it, and learned that bukkit was the way to go. I have got the server up and running but when i try to connect with my real ip and with the local host command i get this error. java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: no further information: I am not sure why i cannot connect and so far nothing i have researched in the last 5 hours has fixed this. I could really use some help if anyone has some answers. Ty all so much. BTW I have tested my port forwarding and its set and working fine. I even check the server file and edited it with my ip and and made a few trues false and vice versa!
You should host it. It would be easy to make it bukkit in http://beastnode.com/ all you have to do is pay go on the console you get then change to bukkit. You don't even have to download anything! I hosted with this site 3 times all for 4 mouths I cancelled them though because it felt boring.