How to Install Any Minecraft Snapshot

We have a video tutorial for installing any Snapshot version onto your server:

What is a Snapshot?

Snapshots are development builds/versions for Minecraft. These allow you to have a sneak peek at the upcoming features while also helping to locate any bugs prior to the release.

Important Reminder: Because Snapshots are development builds, they are expected to be very unstable and can cause data loss or crashes when used on your server. By using snapshots, you acknowledge that you will be responsible for any issues that may arise due to this. Be sure to regularly create server backups in case of corruption of server files: How To Automatically Backup Your Minecraft Server

Installing Snapshots Automatically

  1. It is ideal to install snapshots on a fresh server to ensure that no issues arise. To reset your server, follow our guide: How To Reset Your Minecraft Server
  2. Navigate to your server’s Multicraft control panel.
  3. Locate the (Java Edition) Vanilla Minecraft Snapshots (Pre-Release) section under the Server Type dropdown list.
  4. Select the snapshot you'd like to use.
  5. Click Save and then restart your server.

You're done! Your server should now be running the snapshot version of Minecraft that you have selected.

Installing Snapshots Manually

If you are unable to locate the version you'd like on the list, you may also upload your preferred snapshot version on your server manually.

  1. Navigate to the website called MC Time Machine to download the Server JAR for your preferred snapshot version.
  2. Upload the JAR file you've just downloaded to your server's main directory. We recommend using FileZilla for this: How to use FileZilla for FTP (File Management)
    Snapshot - upload jar
  3. Rename the JAR file to custom.jar.
    Snapshot - rename jar file
  4. On your Multicraft control panel, go to the Server Type section and select the Custom JAR (Place “custom.jar” in base directory) option.
  5. Click Save and restart your server.

You're done! Your server should now be running the snapshot version you have uploaded to your server.

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

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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