Configure or Disable Spawn Protection for Your Server

We have a video tutorial to configure spawn protection for your server:


Spawn protection
functions as a protection for the area where players spawn when they first join your Minecraft server. It prevents players from destroying blocks at the spawn point and in the area around it.

If you have operators on your server, or “ops”, spawn protection will be enabled by default and only ops will be able to break blocks in the protected area. If you don’t have any ops set on your server, spawn protection will be disabled.

NOTE: The option to 'disable' spawn protection does not completely disable this. This will still protect the single block that is set as your server's spawn point/block and the rest of the blocks around this can be broken or replaced. There is no way to completely disable protection of your spawn block.

You may wish to change this default behavior for your Minecraft server. You can decrease, increase, or effectively eliminate the protected area using your server's configuration options,. There are two ways to do this:

  • Modifying the Config Files in the Multicraft panel.
  • Manually editing the server.properties file for your server.

VIA MULTICRAFT'S CONFIG FILES

To edit the protected spawn area using the Minecraft server control panel, follow these steps:

  1. Stop your server. This is an important step that must be completed before making any changes to your server.
  2. On your Multicraft Panel (https://mc.shockbyte.com/), navigate to Files > Config Files.

    Spawn Protection - Navigate to Config Files

  3. On the Config Files page, select Server Settings

    Spawn Protection - Server Settings

  4. Locate the option called Protected Spawn Area and enter any number that represents the number of blocks you would like to be protected. Changing the value to 0 will disable spawn protection.

    Spawn Protection - Protected Spawn Size

  5. After you have set that, save the settings by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the blue Save button.
  6. Restart your Minecraft server for changes to apply.

EDITING THE SERVER.PROPERTIES FILE

You can manually configure your server's spawn protection by editing this on your server.properties file by following the steps below:

  1. Stop your server. This is an important step that must be completed before making any changes to your server.
  2. On your Multicraft Panel (https://mc.shockbyte.com/), navigate to  Files FTP File Access and log into the built-in file manager. 

    Spawn Protection - Navigate to FTP File Access

  3. Locate the  server.properties file and click on the "Edit" option on its right.

    Spawn Protection - Edit server.properties

  4. Locate the option called spawn-protection and change the value to the number of blocks you would like to be protected (e.g. spawn-protection=20). Changing the value to 0 (spawn-protection=0) will completely disable the spawn protection.

    If this option does not exist on your server.properties file, you may simply paste spawn-protection= at the bottom of the file and enter your desired value for this.

    Spawn Protection - Server.properties file

  5. Click on the  Save button to save the changes.

    Spawn Protection - Save server.properties

  6. Navigate back to the main page of your Multicraft control panel and restart your server for changes to take effect.

Once you have successfully restarted your server, your updated spawn protection should already be in effect!

If you would like to change the location of your Minecraft world's spawn point, follow our guide here: Setting Server Spawn

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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