How to Configure Your Minecraft Server (server.properties)

We have a video tutorial on how to configure your Minecraft server:

 

The server.properties file is where your server's configurations and settings are stored. 

While the default configuration of a new Minecraft server works for most situations, you may wish to customize your server by tweaking a few of the configuration options and this will require you to modify the server.properties file.  Doing this is made easy with the Multicraft control panel so you won't have to manually edit the file directly from your server directory.

All Minecraft servers from Shockbyte come with our customized version of the Multicraft panel so that you can configure and setup your new Minecraft server easily. You can log into the panel through this link: https://mc.shockbyte.com

 In this guide, we will discuss how to configure your Minecraft server and some of the configuration options available to you in the server control panel, without needing to manually modify the server.properties file!


HOW TO ACCESS YOUR SERVER SETTINGS IN MULTICRAFT

  1. Before making any changes to your server configuration files, it is very important to stop your server.
  2. On your Multicraft Panel (https://mc.shockbyte.com/), navigate to Files > Config Files.

    Level Type - Navigate to Config Files

  3. On the Config Files page, select Server Settings

    Level Type - Server Settings


Now that you have accessed your server settings, you may modify this to your preference. The following table describes some of the frequently customized server settings options available to you in the server control panel.

*NAME **KEY DEFAULT VALUE DESCRIPTION
Spawn Monsters spawn-monsters true

Controls whether or not monsters or hostile mobs will spawn.

Acceptable values are true or false.

Player vs Player pvp true

Controls whether or not players can kill each other. 

Acceptable values are true or false.

Online Mode online-mode true

Controls whether or not the server will authenticate players with Mojang's servers. 

Acceptable values are true or false.

Related article: Disable Online Mode for Your Minecraft Server

Spawn Animals spawn-animals true

Controls whether or not animals will spawn in your worlds.

Acceptable values are true or false.

Whitelisting white-list false

Controls whether or not whitelist is used. 

Acceptable values are true or false.

Allow Nether allow-nether true

Controls whether or not portals can be used by players to travel to the nether world. 

Acceptable values are true or false.

View Distance view-distance 10

Controls the amount of world data that can be seen by a player at any given location.

Any integer is an acceptable value. 

Allow Flying allow-flight false

Controls whether or not players are permitted to fly.

Acceptable values are true or false.

Game Mode gamemode 0

Controls the game mode for the server.

Acceptable values are 0, 1, 2, or 3

  • 0 = Survival
  • 1 = Creative
  • 2 = Adventure
  • 3 = Spectator

Related Article: Changing Your Minecraft Game Mode

Difficulty difficulty 1

Controls the difficulty level for the server. 

Acceptable values are 0, 1, 2, or 3.

  • 0 = Peaceful
  • 1 = Easy
  • 2 = Normal
  • 3 = Hard

Related article: Change the Difficulty of Your Minecraft Server

Server Message motd A Minecraft Server

Controls the message displayed below the server name in the Minecraft client.  

Any string under 60 characters is acceptable. Color and formatting codes, as well as special characters may be used. 

Related article: Customize Your Server MOTD

max-tick-time max-tick-time 60000

Controls the amount of time (in milliseconds) that a tick is allowed to take before the server crashes. 

Value must be an integer.

force-gamemode force-gamemode false

Controls whether or not players should be in the same gamemode as the server every time they join the server.

By default, players stay in the same gamemode they had before logging out of the server. 

Acceptable values are true or false.

enforce-whitelist enforce-whitelist false

Controls whether or not the whitelist is enforced with regard to online players when the whitelist is reloaded. Any player not on the whitelist will be kicked from the server if set to true

Acceptable values are true or false.

player-idle-timeout player-idle-timeout 0

Controls if and when players will be kicked from the server if they are idle. If value is any integer other that 0, players will be kicked when they are idle for that number of minutes.

hardcore hardcore false

Controls whether or not hardcode mode is enabled. When enabled, players are set to spectator mode after they die.

Acceptable values are true or false.

enable-command-block enable-command-block true

Controls whether command blocks can be used

Acceptable values are true or false.

spawn-npcs spawn-npcs true

Controls whether or not villagers spawn.

Acceptable values are true or false.


* This is the name of the option on the Server Settings page of your Multicraft panel.  
** This is the name of the configuration option in the server.properties file. 

If you’d like to learn more about the different server settings you can configure, check out this Minecraft Wiki page.

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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