How to Install and Configure EssentialsX on Your Minecraft Server

EssentialsX is an extremely popular plugin for Spigot/Bukkit that offers hundreds of new in-game commands that you can use to add new features such as economies, kits, warps, and so much more! This guide will help you with the installation and configuration of EssentialsX as well as some of its basic features and commands.

Note: To install EssentialsX on your server, you must have a plugin-compatible server type running. If you are unsure if you are running a plugin-compatible server type, please visit this article for more information.

Installing EssentialsX on Your Server

  1. Download the appropriate version of the EssentialsX Core from their downloads page.
  2. Access your control panel and Stop your server.
  3. Navigate to Files > FTP File Access and log in.
  4. Open the /plugins folder.
  5. Click Upload.

  6. Upload the EssentialsX Core jar file.
  7. Start your server.

Your plugin has now been successfully installed!

Configuring EssentialsX on your Server

EssentialsX starts running on your server right away, and all of its features should be immediately available. For the majority of users, it is OK to leave the settings as default. That being said, EssentialsX is extremely configurable and you can adjust nearly every setting to your liking.

In order to access and edit the EssentialsX configuration file, follow these steps:

  1. Access your control panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Open config.yml, if you have multiple of these it will have the description "Plugin config file: plugins/Essentials/config.yml".

From this page, you can edit your server settings to suit your personal needs. For more information, you can visit the plugin's page here

EssentialsX's Features, Commands, and Add-Ons

There are quite a few features that EssentialsX offers, so using the plugin might seem intimidating at first! Here are a few common features, commands, and add-ons to EssentialsX that might help get you started:


EssentialsX offers a wide variety of features that can significantly alter your gameplay experience! Here are just a few:

  • Moderation tools - kick, mute, jail, or temporarily ban players
  • Warps - allow players or admins to teleport to predefined locations
  • Kits - allow players to claim predefined equipment and inventory items
  • Economy - currency, sign-shops, and commands costs
  • Player nicknames


EssentialsX comes with over 100 new commands, but there are a handful of common commands that will help you make the most of your gameplay experience:

  • /gc - view memory usage and ticks per second for your Minecraft server
  • /tpa <player> - request to be teleported to another player
  • /warp <name> - teleport to a new location with /setwarp <name>
  • /msg <player> - send a private message to another player
  • /socialspy - see private messages of other players
  • /invsee - see the inventory of another player
  • /broadcast <message> - send a message to all players on the server
  • /createkit <kitname> - create a kit with the contents of your inventory
  • /togglejail <player> - send or release a player from jail

You can find a full list of EssentialsX commands here.

Add-on Plugins

EssentialsX has multiple add-on plugins to add even more features such as chat colours, world protection, and spawn points. We recommend using the following add-on plugins:

  • EssentialsX Chat - customize chat for all players or per group (users with ranks), such as adding colours and prefixes
  • EssentialsX Spawn - set the server spawn: the place where players appear when they join the server, as well as the place they respawn when they die
  • EssentialsX Protect - enforce rules to protect your world
If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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