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How to Install Plugins

What is a Plugin?

A plugin is a jar file that goes into your Minecraft server in order to change certain aspects of the game. You will see this many times when you are accessing a server. Even simple abilities like /home, /spawn, //wand, and more are the works of plugins. If you want to have ranks on your server, an economy, a shop, or other features, you will need plugins. You can only have plugins if your server is running either Bukkit, Spigot, or Paper. If you want to modify your server past Vanilla Minecraft, these are the way to do it. In this guide, we are going to be breaking down how you can add plugins to your server.

How to Install Plugins With Our One-Click Installer

  1. Go to the Iceline Game Panel.
  2. To the left of the panel, locate “Plugins”. Go ahead and click that.
  3. In the top right, you can search plugins. If you want to see a list, just click the search button and it will show all the plugins available.
  4. Once you find a plugin you want, simply click on the download button.
  5. Press “Console” to the left of the game panel and then press restart on your server.
  6. You can check if the plugin was installed correctly by typing “pl” into the console.

How to Manually Install Plugins

  1. You will need to download the plugin from a trusted site like Spigot or Bukkit.
  2. Once you decide on the plugins to download, make sure you download them into a folder on your PC where you can remember for later use.
  3. Go to the Iceline Game Panel and stop your server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Open the “plugins” folder then press “Upload” to the top of the panel.
  6. Select the plugin you previously downloaded and then press “Open”.
  7. Once you do this, you will see a bar at the bottom of the game panel. Wait for this to reach the end, then you can go back to the console tab and start the server.
  8. You can check the plugin installation by typing “pl” into the server console.

Facing Any Issues?

If you have installed a plugin and it is not loaded into your server, make sure that your server is running either Spigot, Paper, or Bukkit. Also, check that the plugin version you downloaded is for the same version of Minecraft that your server is running. The last thing to check is that there are no dependency plugins. After you check these if you are still having issues feel free to contact our support team!

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How to Reset Playerdata

What Is Player Data?

Player data is any information that is stored about your players. The information is usually stored in a plugin folder or in the server’s world folder.

What Are the Different Types of Player Data?

The first type of player data is known as “world player data”. This is usually stored in the main world folder for your server and tracks health, inventory data, ender chests, and a few other NBT values for players (such as their last location). The second type of player data is known as “plugin player data”. This is data stored by plugins (such as EssentialsX) that store extra information about players, such as power tools they create or nicknames that they have set.

How Do I Reset World Player Data?

First, you need to know the name of the player you are trying to reset data for. I’ll use my name as an example. Then you need to get the player’s UUID. You can do this by using a plugin or by going to the NameMC Website.

After you figure out their UUID, make sure your server is stopped and open your FTP program. Navigate to your world’s player data folder. If you have not changed any settings this would be in “/world/playerdata/” Once you are in this folder you can find the file named “uuid.dat” and delete it. I have provided an image example when using WinSCP. Notice that the path is “/Spawn/playerdata”. This server had the world name changed to “Spawn”.

How Do I Reset Plugin Player Data?

Every plugin stores data differently, but most plugins are quite similar. In this example, we will be deleting SirBlobman’s data from the EssentialsX plugin. First, you need to know the name and UUID of the player you are removing data for. An example of finding the UUID is displayed above, in the “How do I remove world player data?” section. Then, you need to make sure your server is offline and open your FTP program. Navigate to the plugin’s player data folder. For EssentialsX, this would be “/plugins/Essentials/userdata/”. You can delete their “.yml” file. An example image is provided below:

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed this guide completely, the data for that player should be set to the default values the next time they join. If this did not work, make sure the player’s name and UUID are correct. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support team for further assistance.

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How to Upload a World

What Is a Minecraft World?

If you are hosting a Minecraft Server, you may want to import a custom world. This is of course not a requirement as a new world is generated when you buy a server. However, having a custom world could be a great thing as you can import it for the spawn, for a custom game mode, custom terrain, and much more.

How to Upload a Minecraft World

  1. Head to the Iceline Game Panel and stop the server.
  2. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”
  3. Locate the “SFTP Details” to the right of this page. When uploading your world, you need to use a third-party FTP such as FileZilla or WinSCP. The SFTP details are what you will use in order to log in
  4. Once you connect to your FTP, drag your world folder into the main directory and wait for it to fully upload.
  5. Once uploaded, head back to the FTP on the website and locate “server.properties”. Open the file and search for “level-name”
  6. Change the “level-name” to the name of the folder that you just uploaded.
  7. Start your server and it should have the new world loaded!

Facing Any Issues?

If you join your server and the world is still not loaded, make sure that the world folder isn’t in a .zip archive and also check the level-name option in server.properties is set correctly. If you have followed all of these instructions and are still having trouble, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s Support team.

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How to Install a Resource Pack

What Is a Resource Pack?

A resource pack is a Minecraft pack that can modify sounds, music, and textures. You can use them for many purposes such as setting the theme for an adventure map, showing a custom health bar and much more.

How to Install a Server Resource Pack

  1. Download or create your preferred resource pack and ensure it’s 50MB or lower in size
  2. Place the resource pack in a zip file and upload it to a file-sharing website such as Dropbox, Mediafire, etc
  3. Edit your server properties via the file management panel and paste the direct link to the resource pack under the resource pack section
  4. Restart your server

Facing Any Issues?

If you have linked the resource pack and it’s not loading on the client, check if the link is valid, it must be a direct link to the file and the pack is 50MB or lower. After you check these if you are still having issues feel free to contact our support team!

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How to Install Datapacks

What Is a Data Pack?

In Minecraft, there are many different customizations you can add to enhance your game. One of the most popular is data packs, these can be used in Vanilla Minecraft simply by adding it to your world file. A data pack is a pack that allows you to customize the Minecraft experience by modifying loot tables, structures, recipes, tags, advancements, predicate and functions.

How to Install a Data Pack

  1. If the data pack specifies to extract the data pack, extract it before continuing
  2. Open file management and navigate to the world folder then data packs
  3. Upload your data packs in that folder
  4. Restart your server

Facing Any Issues?

Check the console to see if there are any errors with functions in your data pack, there is a data folder inside your data pack and that you have restarted your server. Once you check these if you are still having issues feel free to contact our support team!

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How to Enable Command Blocks

What Is a Command Block?

A command block is a block that can execute Minecraft commands. It is usually used in creative servers and not survival servers since you cannot use it in survival mode. Command blocks uses Redstone for most of its functions.

Please be aware that command blocks can be potentially dangerous if enabled as they will allow players to run OP commands.

How to Enable Command Blocks

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server.
  2. Go to your server’s file management tab and open your server.properties file.
  3. In the file, go to the “enable-command-block” line and set it as true.
  4. Save the file and restart the server.

Facing Any Issues?

Still having issues? If you have followed all of the steps in this tutorial. Command blocks should work on your server. If it doesn’t work, make sure you have typed “true” correctly and without any caps or spaces. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Add a Flat World

What Is a Flat World?

In Minecraft, there are many different world types. These include Default, Large Biomes, Amplified, Buffet, and Flat. Having a flat world is commonly seen in servers that are running creative mode. Flat worlds are used to build new objects and buildings as there is no terrain to get in your way. These worlds spawn with no trees, mountains, or any Minecraft structures that you would see in a default world.

How to Make Your Server Have a Flat World

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server.
  2. Go to your server’s file management tab and open your server.properties file.
  3. In the file, go to the “level-type” line and set it as FLAT, then save the file.
  4. You will then need to reset your world.
  5. Start the server.

How to Reset Your World

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server.
  2. Go to your server’s file management tab and delete the folder named “world” or whatever name you have set for the world name.
  3. Head back to the main page of the panel and start your server.

Be aware this will delete all of the worlds in your server (including player data). If you are doing this to make your world flat, do not start your server yet.

How to Create a Flat World With Multiverse

Keep in mind that you must have the Multiverse plugin installed in order to use this option.

  1. Log into your server and make sure you are a server operator.
  2. Type the command “/mv create worldnamehere NORMAL -t FLAT” and send it.
  3. Your new flat world should have loaded successfully. You can teleport to the world by typing “/mvtp worldnamehere”.

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed all of the steps in this tutorial. Your server world should be flat. If it doesn’t work, make sure you have typed “FLAT” correctly and without any caps or spaces. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Upload an Icon

What Is a Server Icon?

An icon is one cool way for you to represent your server to your players on the server list. Putting an icon on your server makes it looks better than other servers and of course, more unique. It would be used for your players to recognize your server better on the server list.

How to Upload a Server Icon

  1. Design an icon for your server which is sized 64×64
  2. Head to the game panel and stop your server
  3. Go to your server’s file management tab
  4. Upload the icon that you designed and name it “server-icon.png”
  5. Start your server again, and enjoy your new icon

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed all of the steps in this tutorial, your server should have the icon you have uploaded to it. If the image doesn’t show up, try saving your icon as a .png format image, and make sure it is sized 64×64. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Change the Game Mode

What Is a Minecraft Gamemode?

In Minecraft, there are 5 different game modes that you can play. Each adding a whole new experience to your gameplay. For your Minecraft server, you can choose a default game mode that all players will be set to upon joining. These game modes can include Survival, Creative, Adventure, Spectator, and Hardcore. While most of these can be changed in game, Hardcore mode must be set only through files as this is more of a gametype. With each of these having its own unique feature, you will need to make a decision on which is best for your Minecraft server!

How to Change Your Server Game Mode

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server
  2. Go to your server’s file management tab and open your server.properties file
  3. In the file, go to the gamemode line and replace the gamemode that is already there to the one you would like
  4. Save the file and restart the server

How to Enable Harcore Mode

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server
  2. Go to your server’s file management tab and open your server.properties file
  3. In the file, go to the hardcore line and change it to either false or true
  4. Save the file and restart the server

How to Change Your Gamemode In-Game

  1. Join your server and make sure you are a server operator
  2. To change the gamemode for yourself, type this command in chat: for example “/gamemode creative”
  3. To change the gamemode for another player, the command should be typed like this: “/gamemode creative playername”

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed all of the steps in this tutorial your default server gamemode should have changed. If it didn’t change, make sure you have typed the gamemode correctly and without any caps or spaces. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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How to Change Your Server Title

What Is a Server Title?

When choosing a Minecraft Server to join, the first thing you will find is the server title. Many of these can be colorful and include both your username, the amount of players, some of the server game modes, and much more. This title on the server is called the MOTD, Message of the Day. This can be changed to have all the features that you have seen in other Minecraft Servers. In this tutorial, we will be explaining how you can set a MOTD.

It is recommended to use a third-party website such as mctools to set the MOTD. This will ensure you get the correct format for the text.

How to Set the MOTD

  1. Head to the Iceline Game Panel and stop your server.
  2. To the left of the panel, click on the File Management tab.
  3. Click on “server.properties”.
  4. Locate the “motd=” section, this is where you will be changing the title. To do this, we recommend using mctools. You can customize it how you would like and simply paste it into the MOTD section.
  5. Save the file then head back to the console and restart your server.

Facing Any Issues?

If you have set this in your server.properties and it is not working, make sure that you have used the correct format from mctools. Once you check that you have used the correct format, make sure the server was fully restarted as any change to the main config files require this. If you have checked all of these and are still having issues, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support!