A Guide: Mastering Vanilla Minecraft Servers

Sunday July 16, 2023

Last updated Monday August 7, 2023

Minecraft is a sandbox video game first released in 2011. After its release, it became a global sensation and everyone’s favorite. One of the most salient features of this game is its availability across all platforms. It doesn’t matter what platform you use to play games; you can find Minecraft on PlayStation, Mobile phones, an Xbox, Computers, or a Virtual Reality Headset. This lets people from different platforms collaborate, explore each other’s creations, and embark on the journey together.

This Blocky World game lets people explore their talents and go on a long adventure in its infinite world. Just like the kids play with Lego and let their innovation come out, children, adults, or anyone with thousands of blocks in this world, can let their minds do the work and invent new things.

Introduction to the Vanilla game mode

There are different versions and game modes offered in Minecraft, which players of other platforms can play. One of the most played versions is Java, which is available for PCs. All versions offer different game modes, including creative, survival, and adventure mode. Survival mode, also known as Vanilla game mode, is the basic and most played game mode.

In Vanilla game mode, Players have to start from nothing and have to explore the world themselves, build a home, find shelter, and defeat the fury monsters at night, always waiting to end the journey of the players before they can get to the boss monsters and take over the whole world.

Introduction to Minecraft Vanilla Servers

Exploration and adventure seem fun, but playing alone can quickly make players bored. Everything is fun when played with friends or someone who can get the boredom away. Minecraft is not just about playing and exploration; there is another feature in Minecraft known as Multiplayer. This lets players from different corners of the world play together and get lost in an endless journey of finding the Ender Dragon together to take over the world.

In the Multiplayer version of Minecraft, the different people are connected to the same host, where the game/ server is hosted, and can play together. This might be more challenging than it seems in words to get different players having different Internet to get together to play in the same world.

Before getting on how to make Minecraft Vanilla Servers, we must know what they are. They are a simple Minecraft world where you can share the same world with your friends. That means your progress will be shared with them and vice versa. You can grind armor for them while they will keep your house protected from predators, making it easy to make progress. Vanilla Minecraft servers don’t contain any type of Plugin or a mod, which makes it easier to make and takes a lot less space than other servers.

These types of servers can also run easily on your own computer and might not require an extra dedicated host to run them.

How to Make Vanilla Minecraft Servers

Before making a Minecraft server, it is important to see if the people you want to share your world with share the same internet with you or if they are far away. If You share the same IP address, sharing the same world with your friends is simple. All you need to do is to follow the following steps.

  • Start Minecraft.

  • Play the World you want to share.

  • Press the “Esc” key.

  • Now Click on “Open to LAN.”

  • Make any changes to settings if you want to.

  • Click on “Start LAN world.”

This was all you needed to do on your side. Now on the friend’s Computer, follow these steps.

  • Start Minecraft.

  • On the Homepage, click on  “Multiplayer.”

  • Now click on “Direct Connection.”

  • In the IP Address, type “0” (Zero).

  • And click on “Join Server.”

Now your friend will share the same world as you, but this might slow down your Computer. But this method only works if you and your friend share the same Internet connection. If you both have different internet hosts, something else might work better.

For that, You will need to get a Minecraft Vanilla Server hosting. Before getting a host, you must know the number of players you will bring to your world. If the number is less than 5, getting a free Minecraft Vanilla server host will also work fine.

There are many Online Minecraft server hostings available that let players play together. Many of them are paid, meaning you will pay to make a server and play in them. They are usually for the large number of players who want to connect to the same server from different countries. But if you want to play with only a few players, then a free Minecraft Server Hosting can do the work. Here are a few Free Minecraft vanilla server hostings that you can use:

Aternos: https://aternos.org

Minehut: https://minehut.com

Free MC Server: https://freemcserver.net

To make a Server, make a Free account in any of the Hosting sites, and select the “Vanilla Minecraft Server” option, and your server will be ready. You will be given an IP Address. You and your friend must type that in the “IP Address Box” in the “Multiplayer” section, and you will both be connected to the same world. To play together in this world, you will need an Internet connection.

If you have any host and can both Redirect to the IP Address, you can also make a server yourself. For this, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Download the Server File: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server

  • Now select a Folder in the Host.

  • Paste the server.jar file into that folder.

·        Start the server by double-clicking the server.jar file and wait for it to initialize.

  • After some time, you will see the Eula.txt file. Open it with a text editor, replace "false" with "true," and save the changes.

  • Click on "Start" again, and the server will download all necessary files, officially running your server.

  • Now type the Host’s IP Address in the “Multiplayer” section, and You will be connected to the Server.