How to install Plugins on your Minecraft Server

We have a video tutorial for installing Plugins:

 

This guide explains how to install any plugins onto your Minecraft server. With Shockbyte, there are two ways to install plugins:

  • Via Plugin List feature on the panel
  • Manually uploading via FTP

Before getting started, your server must be running Spigot (or Craftbukkit) to use plugins. You can select Spigot from our control panel under the 'Server Type' dropdown menu.
Plugins - server type

 


INSTALLING FROM MULTICRAFT'S PLUGIN LIST

  1. Log into your Multicraft control panel. On the left sidebar menu, navigate to Files > Plugin List.

    Plugins - Plugin list

  2. In the Plugin List page, look for the plugin you would like to install. You may use the Source and Category filters to narrow the list down or type the plugin name under "Name" to search for specific plugins.

    Once you've located the plugin, simply click on the name to navigate to the plugin information page. 

    Plugins - pick plugin

  3. On the plugin information page, select the plugin version that is compatible with your servers version. You may use the table on the right-hand side of the page to check which plugin version to use on your server.

    Plugins - select version

  4. Once you have selected the correct version, click Install. After a few seconds, the status will be updated to Installed to indicate that the plugin was successfully installed.

    Plugins - Install

  5. Restart your server to allow plugins to load and the additional plugin files to be generated. 


You're done! You will now be able to use and configure the plugin to your liking. You can check on the plugins installed on your server by using the command /plugins in game and plugins on your console.

 


 

INSTALLING PLUGINS MANUALLY

  1. Download any plugins you wish to install from the following sources.
    Spigot Resources
    BukkitDev

    Make sure the plugins you download are compatible with the version of Spigot you have installed! 

    In Spigot, you can check and choose for the plugin version that is compatible in the Updates tab. Server versions compatible with the plugin may also be indicated on the top section of the overview page. 

    Plugins - spigot versions

    In BukkitDev, you can check under the File tab. Each plugin version has a corresponding version list that it's compatible with.
    Plugins - Bukkit versions

  2. Upload your plugins into the /plugins folder in your server directory. We recommend doing this via FTP using FileZilla (FileZilla guide).

    Plugins - Upload plugin via FTP

  3. Restart your server to allow  plugins to load and the additional server files to be generated.

If you get stuck, just get in touch with our support. We’re always available to help!

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

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

  • spigot, craftbukkit, plugins, minecraft
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