How to Set / Change Your Server Type

We have a video tutorial on how to set and change your Minecraft server type

Set Your Server Type

If you have just ordered your very own Minecraft server, you need to set a Server Type and start this in order to access and begin playing on your server. If you are unsure of which server type you want to use, you may refer to our guides below:

Once you've decided on the server type you would like to use, it's time to set this for your server by follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Server Contol Panel. (Guide: How to Access Your Server Control Panel)

  2. Locate the Server Type option and click on the drop-down menu on its right.
    Server Type option

  3. Select the server type and version you would like to use from the drop-down menu. In this example, we will be choosing Vanilla Minecraft version 1.15. 
    Select server type and version

  4. Click on the Start button to launch your server.
    Start server

Once the server has completed the generation of the world and all server files, your server status will then change to Online and show the number of players. Your server is now ready for you to join and play on!
Online server

Below are guides on how to join you Minecraft server:

If you have selected Custom Jar as your server type, there are extra steps that you will need to do before you can start your server. For more information, refer to our guide here: How to Install a Custom JAR (Custom Server Type)

Change Your Server Type

If you already have an existing server and simply want to change the type or version (or both), the procedure is generally the same. However, be sure to read through the notes below:

  • Stop your server before changing your server type.
  • To prevent any data loss or corruption, make sure you create a backup of your server files.
  • Server types and versions may have differences in world generation and items which can cause any existing world or server data to be incompatible when used with a different version and can lead to data loss or server crashes.
  • Using the same server files between Java and Bedrock Edition servers is not possible without converting. 
  • If you are using completely different server types and versions, it is recommended to reset your world or fully reset your server to prevent issues.
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Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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