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:

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

If you are trying to uninstall plugins instead, you can find our guide here.

Before getting started, your server must be running a Server Type that supports plugins such as Spigot and  Craftbukkit for Minecraft Java Edition, and PocketMine-MP and NukkitX for Bedrock Edition. You can select these 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 server's 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 plugins 
    Bukkit / CraftBukkit plugins
    PocketMine-MP plugins 
    • NukkitX plugins

    Make sure the plugins you download are compatible with the server version you have installed!
    In Spigot, you can check and choose for the plugin version that is compatible with it 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.
    Plugins - Upload plugin via FTP

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

Looking for plugins to install? Check out a list of the Best Minecraft Plugins.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

  • spigot, craftbukkit, plugins, minecraft, pocketmine, Nukkit, NukkitX, PocketMine-MP
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