How to Join a Minecraft Server (PC / Java Edition)

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

If you would like to join a Minecraft PC / Java Edition server, there are a few things to consider:



To get started, you need to identify the address of the server you want to join. If you own a Shockbyte server, you can find your server address on your Multicraft server panel ( This will be labelled as "Server Address" as shown on the screenshot below.

Join MCPE server - Locate Server Address

In the example above, the server address is Breaking this down, the server IP are the set of numbers before the ":" symbol, and after this are the last five numbers which is the server port



Now that you have the server address, you're ready to join the server by following the steps below:

  1. On the Minecraft client, click the Multiplayer button.

    Join MC Server - Multiplayer button

  2. On the Multiplayer screen, click the Add Server button. 

    Join MC Server - Add server

  3. On the Edit Server Info screen, (1)enter a name you want to call your server in the Server Name textbox. Under (2) Server Address textbox, paste your server's address (IP and port).  

    Join MC Server - Edit server info

  4. Once you've completely filled out your server information, click Done

    Join MC Server - Click Done

  5. Once you've successfully added your server into the Multiplayer page, you can then connect either by clicking on the right-pointing arrow shaped button over the server icon, double-click on the server, or click the Join Server button while your server is selected. 

    Join MC Server - Connect to your server

 You're done! You can now play on a Minecraft PC / Java Edition server. 

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Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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