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:


 

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR SERVER ADDRESS (IP & PORT)

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 (https://mc.shockbyte.com). 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 192.168.2.1:12345. 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


 

HOW TO CONNECT TO YOUR SERVER (PC / JAVA)

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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