How to Take a Timings Report on Your Minecraft Server

Please note: This guide applies to Spigot, PaperSpigot and SpongeForge servers - it will not work for other server types. Please ensure your timings report is taken when your server is lagging and that the report lasts for a minimum of ten minutes.

A timings report is a diagnostic tool on Spigot, PaperSpigot and SpongeForge servers that provides a detailed breakdown of server performance. It is often used to diagnose where server lag is coming from and is an extremely useful tool for managing your server.

Sometimes, our clients find it challenging to read timings reports. This is perfectly normal – at a first glance, it can appear to just be a sea of numbers and colours. Don’t worry; we’re always on hand to provide assistance so please get in touch if you’re stuck.

How to take a timings report in Spigot/PaperSpigot

  1. Start your server and connect.
  2. Make sure you have operator permissions.
  3. As soon as you are experiencing performance issues on your server, issue the command /timings on.
  4. You will see a message appear in the chat – after this message appears, wait for at least ten minutes. The timings report is being taken in the background!
  5. After around 10-15 minutes, issue the command /timings paste.
  6. A link will appear in the chat – this is your timings report!

How to take a timings report in SpongeForge

  1. You must first make sure you have SpongeForge successfully installed on your server. Follow our guide here for help with that!
  2. Start your server and connect.
  3. Make sure you have operator permissions.
  4. As soon as you are experiencing performance issues on your server, issue the command /sponge timings on.
  5. Wait at least 10 minutes before issuing the command /sponge timings report. Waiting for 10 minutes gives us the most accurate representation of where your server isn't performing so well.
  6. You will then see a link appear - this is your timings report!

Analyze your Timings report

To analyze a timings report, please follow this tutorial: How to Analyze any Timings Report

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at: https://shockbyte.com/billing/submitticket.php

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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