,Each time i load my server it says host is down and my friends cant join!
What says the host is down? The clients or the server? If your friends are on different networks, did you set up port forwarding? Is it possible for you to give us the exact error message?
P.S. You can also refer to this: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server
i tried again and it says java.net.NoRouteToHostException: No route to host
It might be that you need to port forward it.
Your Kitty Lord,