Minecraft

Minecraft is arguably the most famous open-world survival game in the world. Experience Minecraft Vanilla with Bedrock or other mod packs on our GPORTAL servers.

Basic server configuration

Create backups

With your GPORTAL server, you can create backups if you wish. You receive free storage space for saving your game play.

Note Please note that backups are not created automatically.

How to create a backup via the web interface:

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the server
  4. Click on “Backup” in the “Administration” menu on the left
  5. Click on “Create Backup
  6. The server stops for the backup
  7. After creating the backup, the server restarts automatically
  8. Alternatively, click on “Restart

Important No backups can be saved between 19:00 and 21:00 (CET).

Set OP rights

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the chosen server
  4. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  5. Enter the Player ID under “ManageOps
  6. Restart the server to implement the changes

Set up a whitelist

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the chosen server
  4. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  5. Activate the option “Whitelist”
  6. Enter the Player ID under “Whitelist
  7. Restart the server to implement the changes

NotePlayers with OP rights will automatically appear on the whitelist.

Default configuration

Minecraft creates a default configuration at first startup.

#Minecraft server properties
generator-settings=
op-permission-level=4
allow-nether=true
resource-pack-hash=
level-name=world
enable-query=false
allow-flight=false
announce-player-achievements=true
server-port=25565
max-world-size=29999984
level-type=DEFAULT
enable-rcon=false
level-seed=
force-gamemode=false
server-ip=
network-compression-threshold=256
max-build-height=256
spawn-npcs=true
white-list=false
spawn-animals=true
snooper-enabled=true
online-mode=true
resource-pack=
pvp=true
difficulty=1
enable-command-block=false
gamemode=0
player-idle-timeout=0
max-players=20
max-tick-time=60000
spawn-monsters=true
generate-structures=true
view-distance=10
motd=A Minecraft Server

Admin commands

Commands for the server can be executed in several ways:

  1. By entering them in chat (OP rights required)
  2. Entering them in the console
  3. Via the CommandBlock

You will find a list of Admin commands at: https://minecraft-de.gamepedia.com/Befehl

Create a new world

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the chosen server
  4. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  5. Select “World Selection” in the overview
  6. Select “Create a new world” from the drop-down menu
  7. Enter the world’s name in the new field
  8. Click Save
  9. Restart the server

Note The world’s name cannot contain any special characters or spaces.

Create a new world from a seed

To create a new world from a seed, we recommend you visit Minecraft-Seeds.net Minecraft-Seeds.net, where you will find a wide selection of predefined seeds.

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the chosen server
  4. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  5. Enter the seed in “World seeds
  6. Create a new world to use the seed

Further server configuration

FTP

To manage your savegames and mods (for e.g Minecraft) we recommend using an FTP client. A common FTP client is FileZilla.

  • Log on to our website
  • Click on “My servers” in the left menu
  • Select the server you want
  • Click on “Status” in the left menu
  • There you will find the FTP access data, which you enter into the desired program to connect

Mods

Available mod packs at GPORTAL

All mod packs have been tested for functionality on GPORTAL test servers with 4 slots.

For the full list, visit the GPORTAL Nextcloud at https://nextcloud.g-portal.com/s/r2Z8c6iyTtb8XJ2

Customize / update mod packs

To customize mod packs on your server, you need to download them via an FTP connection. A popular FTP client is FileZilla.

Connect to your server using the FTP client. FTP data can be found on the GPORTAL web interface.

You can find an extensive mod collection on Curse.com.

  1. Download the mod with the right version of the game
  2. Upload the mod to the server
  3. Load the mod into your client’s mod directory

Important note Settings on the mod pack must be made on both the client as well as the server mod pack.


Add mods

Connect to your server using the FTP client. FTP data can be found on the GPORTAL web interface.

  1. Log on to your GPORTAL account
  2. Choose the server on the left side
  3. Stop the server
  4. Make a note of the FTP access data
  5. Connect with the FTP client on the server
  6. Open the “mods” folder
  7. Upload the new mod to the folder
  8. Restart the server in the web interface

To install the mod on your client, navigate to:

  C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming

In the “Roaming” folder on your client, open the “Mods” folder and add the mod pack.

Update mods

  1. Log on to your GPORTAL account
  2. Choose the server on the left side
  3. Stop the server
  4. Make a note of the FTP access data
  5. Connect to the server with the FTP client
  6. Open the “mods” folder
  7. Delete the old version of the mod
  8. Upload the new mod to the folder
  9. Restart the server in the web interface

To install the mod on your client, navigate to:

  C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming

In the “Roaming” folder on your client, open the “Mods” folder, delete the old version of the mods there and insert the new version.

Upload your own world

You can find your own worlds at:

  C:\Users\YOUR WINDOWS USER\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves
  1. Log on to your GPORTAL account
  2. Select the chosen server on the left side
  3. Stop the server
  4. Make a note of the FTP access data
  5. Connect to the server with the FTP client
  6. Upload the world to the root directory
  7. In the web interface, click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  8. Select the uploaded world and click on “Save
  9. Restart the server in the web interface

Take a snapshot

  1. Log on to your GPORTAL account
  2. Select the chosen server on the left side
  3. Stop the server
  4. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  5. In the “Modification” tab, activate the “Minecraft Snapshots” mod
  6. Click on the “Save” button
  7. Restart the server in the web interface

Advanced server configuration

Personal server icon

Requirements for a personal server icon:

  • Server icon must be exactly 64x64px in size
  • Min Minecraft version 1.7.2.
  • Icon must be in PNG format
  • The icon name must be “server-icon.png

Important If one of the conditions is not met, the server icon is not displayed.

To upload the server icon you need an FTP client. A popular FTP client is FileZilla.

Connect to your server using the FTP client. FTP data can be found on the GPORTAL web interface. Upload the icon to the main directory of the Minecraft server.

Install plug-ins

Bukkit’s website Bukkit offers a wide range of plug-ins for Minecraft.

Upload plug-ins

  1. Log on to your GPORTAL account
  2. Select the chosen server on the left side
  3. Stop the server
  4. Make a note of the FTP access data
  5. Connect to the server with the FTP client
  6. Open the “plugins” folder
  7. Upload the plug-in
  8. Restart the server in the web interface

Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

In the following section, you will find questions about Minecraft and adjustments needed to your GPORTAL server.

RAM upgrade

There are currently three ways to get more RAM for your GPORTAL Minecraft server.

  1. Expand the server with more slots
  2. Reserve a RAM upgrade
  3. Reserve an EPS server

By upgrading slots, you automatically get more memory for your server. Each slot adds 256MB of memory to the server.

Slot/RAM ratio:

  • 4 slots = 1024MB
  • 8 slots = 2048MB
  • 12 slots = 3196MB

Note EPS servers are supplied with double RAM. 8 slots correspond to 4GB RAM instead of 2GB.