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How to Install WorldEdit in your Minecraft Server

What Is WorldEdit?

WorldEdit is an indispensable plugin for our Minecraft servers, it adds functions that greatly improve the time we would probably spend in building on a big scale in our servers. The preferred tool for those dedicated to building.

Between his great functions is the ability to cut, copy and paste map’s sections in other places; insert spheres and geometric figures in a matter of seconds, and following math forms such as vectors

Even more, combined with plugins such as WorldGuard you can also design certain zones with special rules such as disabling fire spread, mob spawning, or something pretty common: disabling PVP (mostly used on spawns)

Downloading WorldEdit

Installation

  1. Go to the game panel of your server and stop it
  2. Click on the Configuration tab and go to SFTP Settings
  3. Using software such as Filezilla, access your server’s files with the credentials found there
  4. When in your server’s files, go to the plugin folder.
    • If it doesn’t exist, make it
  5. Paste the file you’ve downloaded
  6. Go to your server’s console and start it, if everything went well it should recognize it

WorldEdit Basic Commands

WorldEdit WILL ONLY WORK for those with admin access (or perms designated by some permission’s manager plugin like LuckyPerms)

Start using WorldEdit

The tool to use WorldEdit is a wooden ax, you can get it via normal game methods or by putting the command //wand in the console. As a side note, most of the WorldEdit commands start with // instead of the normal /

The first thing to know is that the ax will be used to select the positions where to apply transformations, with the left click you set position 1, and with the right click position 2, then you can apply some of the world edit commands such as the following ones:

//set

The //set command lets you change the area of your selection for the block of your choice (here you can find a list with minecraft’s block ids, you can also check it in-game, press f3+h at the same time and when you hover your cursor over a block you’ll see the corresponding id, and also some other stuff which I honestly think is pretty cool!

//set stone || Which turns the area into stone
//set lava || Lava, burns

//set wool || Turns selected area into wool, pretty much self-explained, to change the color you’ll use it like this wool:color
//set wool:blue
//set wool:gray

//copy

Did you make a building so good that you want to make a lot of copies from it? Use the command //copy for that. As explained before, just select a zone and put //copy in the chat

//cut

Almost the same as //copy, just that this one removes the original place when moved to another place

//paste

It goes by the hand with the //copy command, once something is copied, just find a good spot and put //paste in the chat. Though honestly speaking you might need a few tries

//undo

One of the most useful commands for WorldEdit, something didn’t end up as you wanted? Easy, just use //undo to undo the last thing you made and give it another try!


A more extensive guide about WorldEdit can be found here. You can also check the available commands in your server by typing //help in the console. Facing any issue? Feel free to contact us!

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How to Change Your Server Version?

Why Would You Change Your Servers Version?

Many of us like to be on the most up to date version of Minecraft, therefore when a new version comes out for Minecraft you want to update your server so that you can get all the latest updates! In other cases updating your Minecraft version can be helpful to those who want to install specific plugins that have not yet been released on newer builds.

How to Change Your Server Version?

  1. Navigate to https://game.iceline.host/ and go to your server’s console.
  2. Next, in the left-side menu, you will see under configuration “version selector” click on this and it will bring up a page with all the current Minecraft versions that we have available to install. Vanilla, Spigot, Craftbukkit, and Paper.
  3. On the list of versions, simply select the version that you want to use for your server and click “Install”.
  4. Wait for it to install and done! You have now installed a new Minecraft version. Boot up your server and your good to go!

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial step by step. If you are still facing issues after checking through the steps, you can always create a support ticket and we will respond back within our business hours.

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How to Install/Config Worldguard

Why Use Worldguard?

**You MUST download WorldEdit when using this plugin, the two are linked together and can be used together.**

WorldGuard is a plugin for Minecraft that allows you to create zones in your world that only permit mods or certain players from building within, blacklist certain items and blocks so they can’t be used, protects against many types of grief, and much more permissions that you can configure!

How Do You Setup Worldguard?

  1. Navigate to https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/worldguard there you will download the plugin.
  2. Next, we have to navigate to the plugin’s folder. Drag and drop the file you downloaded into the plugins folder. Rename it to WorldGuard.jar.
  3. Startup your server and connect to it. This makes sure that the plugins load correctly and that it creates the configuration files upon startup.

Configuring the Plugin

To configure the plugin how you want to navigate to the plugins folder and click on the folder WorldGuard. Then go into config.yml and you should see all the options there. For help with permissions please follow the documentation from where you downloaded the plugin.

Commands

Gameplay:

/god [-s] [<player>] – Give yourself or another player invincibility. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/ungod [-s] [<player>] – Remove invincibility from yourself or another player. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/heal [-s] [<player>] – Heal yourself or another player. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/slay [-s] [<player>] – Slay yourself or another player. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/locate <player>] – Have your compass point to another player (if specified), or pointed to spawn if no player is specified.

Emergency:

/stopfire [<world>] – Immediately stop all fire spread on the current or given world.

/allowfire [<world>] – Lift the fire spread suspension.

/stoplag [-s] – Remove all entities in all worlds and enter a mode where all physics events and liquid flow events are stopped. In addition, when a chunk loads, all entities in that chunk are removed. The purpose of this command is to solve problems involving thousands of entities or items. However, when this command was added, tameable animals were not a thing and the loss of entities was not an issue, but this is no longer the case and this command should be reserved for extremely desperate occasions. -s can be provided to make the toggle not issue an announcement in chat.

/stoplag -c [-s] – Disable the ‘stop lag’ mode. -s can be provided to make the toggle not issue an announcement in chat.

/stoplag -i – Display the status of the ‘stop lag’ mode.

Miscellaneous: 

/wg version – Show WorldGuard’s version.

/wg reload – Reload WorldGuard’s configuration, blacklist, and region data.

/wg running – Show WorldGuard’s running tasks. An example of a running task is a UUID lookup of a player that occurs in the background.
For more commands go to the plugins documentation page: https://worldguard.enginehub.org/en/latest/commands/

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have installed the plugin correctly and have followed the tutorial exactly. Also, make sure that your permissions are set up how you want them! Even after you checked all of this and you’re still having issues? You can submit a ticket at any time and we will get back to you within our office hours.

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How to Install Forge

What is Forge?

Forge is a modding API and loader that is created to allow community-created game mods to be used easily with Minecraft: Java Edition. While playing vanilla Minecraft is great, it can get boring quite fast. One of the best parts of Minecraft is the ability to mod it further than the normal Vanilla gameplay on your MC server hosting server. Whether you are adding mods for custom mobs, new maps, or just a new type of game type, mods will always require Forge. A lot of the fun mod packs you see floating around such as RLCraft is actually using Forge to run correctly. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can install Forge on your Minecraft server.

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How to Install Forge

  1. Head to the Forge website and to the left of the page, notice the listing of all the Minecraft versions here.
  2. Click on the Minecraft version that you want to run, then click “Installer” to download it to your computer. It is best that you create a new folder on your computer for this.
  3. Run the installer. Once it runs, select “Install Server”.
  4. Press the 3 dots to the right of the screen.
  5. Locate the folder you created in step 2 and press “Open”.
  6. You should see a popup, click OK and wait for it to finish installing.
  7. In the folder you chose, you should see a few files including a libraries folder, a minecraft_server jar file, and a forge jar file.
  8. Rename the forge jar file to “server.jar” (the extension needs to be .jar, make sure you don’t let it be set as “server.jar.jar”).
  9. Head to the Iceline Hosting game panel and stop your Minecraft server.
  10. You will need to access your server files using an FTP client like FileZilla or WinSCP.
  11. After you are connected to the FTP, make sure to delete the current “server.jar” file that’s in the FTP. Once it’s deleted, you will want to drag in the libraries folder, minecraft_server jar, and the forge jar (rename it to server.jar).
  12. Once these are fully uploaded, go ahead and start your MC server hosting server back up.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure to check the console for any errors on startup. Typical errors with this install can include not all of the libraries’ files being uploaded (simply reupload with FileZilla) or the forge jar being named incorrectly. Make sure to check these things and if you are still having issues, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting Support!

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How to Install Spongeforge

What is Spongeforge?

One of the most popular ways to play Minecraft is with mods. Minecraft Forge allows you to add mods to your MC server hosting server from Iceline, but what about plugins? Mods and plugins are not compatible with each other, so sadly, you are not able to have some of the classic Bukkit plugins you love such as PermissionsEx. However, with Spongeforge, you are able to add it to the mods folder of your Minecraft server and this will allow the installation of Sponge plugins. The nice part about Sponge plugins is that you will not need to install the plugins client-side. It’s not hard to install Spongeforge on your MC server hosting server, however, there are a few complications that you should be aware of. In this guide, we will be showing you how to install Spongeforge on your Minecraft server.

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How to Install Spongeforge

  1. Head to the Spongeforge download website here.
  2. On this page, you will want to locate the Minecraft version dropdown and confirm it is set to the same version as your Minecraft server. Please note that Spongeforge can only be used on versions 1.10.2, 1.11.2, or 1.12.2.
  3. Click “Download” on the recommended Spongeforge version to download it onto your computer. Make sure your server is running Minecraft Forge.
  4. Head to the game panel and stop your Minecraft server.
  5. Press on “File Management” to the left of your Game Panel.
  6. Open the mods folder and press “Upload” to the top of the panel.
  7. Select the Spongeforge.jar you recently downloaded and press “Open”.
  8. On the panel, if you scroll down, you will see a status bar on the mod. Wait for it to reach the end of the status bar.
  9. Go back to the console and start your MC server hosting server back up. You should now have SpongeForge installed on your Minecraft server.

Facing Any Issues?

If you are experiencing issues after installing Spongeforge, make sure to check the console for the error. Typical problems with this installation are mod compatibility issues, the world needing to be reset, or the incorrect version of Spongeforge was added. Make sure to remove the following mods if your Minecraft server has them installed: LagGoogles and FoamFix. These mods can cause the server to crash. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact our support at Iceline Hosting.

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How to Install Craftbukkit

What is Craftbukkit?

Craftbukkit is a modification for Minecraft servers that allows the use of plugins. You may have seen servers in Minecraft that have unique features separate from Vanilla Minecraft. The reason they are able to have these is due to plugins. However, you are not able to have plugins on your MC server hosting server unless you have Craftbukkit or another fork such as Spigot or Paper. Craftbukkit also adds optimizations for Vanilla Minecraft including bug fixes, exploits, and more. If you plan on having a Minecraft server that uses plugins, this is one of the best ways to do it. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can install Craftbukkit onto your Minecraft server.

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How to Install Craftbukkit

  1. Head to the Craftbukkit download website here
  2. Find the version of Minecraft you want your server to run, then press the download button.
  3. Head to your Iceline Hosting Game Panel and stop your Minecraft server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Locate the file named “server.jar”, press the 3 dots to the right of it, then delete it.
  6. Click “upload” at the top of the page.
  7. Select the file you downloaded from Craftbukkit, then press “Open”.
  8. At the bottom of the game panel, you will see a progress bar. Wait for it to reach the end, then refresh your page.
  9. Press the 3 dots to the right of the file, then press rename. You will want to rename it to “server.jar”.
  10. Go back to the console and start your MC server hosting server.

Facing Any Issues?

One of the most common issues when installing custom server versions is not naming the file correctly. Make sure you have named the file to “server.jar”. If you are sure you have, you may need to re-upload the file to ensure it was uploaded fully. If you check these and are still having issues, feel free to contact our support team at Iceline Hosting!

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How to Install Spigot

What is Spigot?

Spigot is a modified Minecraft server version that is based on CraftBukkit. This provides extra optimizations and performance advancements. Spigot also includes new configuration options and features. With all of this, it is still compatible with all Bukkit plugins and has a full website of its own plugins you can add. If you plan on having plugins on your Minecraft server, Spigot is the way to do so as it is far better than Craftbukkit. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can install Spigot onto your MC server hosting server.

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How to Install Spigot

  1. Head to the Spigot download website here.
  2. Find the version of Minecraft you want your server to run, then press the download button.
  3. Head to your Iceline Game Panel and stop your MC server hosting server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Locate the file named “server.jar”, press the 3 dots to the right of it, then delete it.
  6. Click “upload” at the top of the page.
  7. Select the file you downloaded from Spigot, then press “Open”.
  8. At the bottom of the game panel, you will see a progress bar. Wait for it to reach the end, then refresh your page.
  9. Press the 3 dots to the right of the file, then press rename. You will want to rename it to “server.jar”.
  10. Go back to the console and start your Minecraft server.

Facing Any Issues?

Check, if the server is still not working, that you have renamed the file correctly to server.jar. If you are sure you have, you may need to reupload the file to ensure it was uploaded fully. If you check these and are still having issues, feel free to contact our support team at Iceline Hosting!

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How to Install Paper

What is Paper?

Paper is a highly optimized fork of the Spigot server version. This server version aims to fix gameplay mechanics in Minecraft along with improving performance. One of the benefits of this version is that it fixes numerous features and bugs that are in Spigot. When trying to fully optimize your Minecraft server, Paper is the recommended version. The PaperMC project has worked countless hours to ensure that your Minecraft server can run as smoothly as possible. Plugins from both Spigot and Bukkit will work with Paper as well. If you are looking to start an MC server hosting server that has plugins, we recommend Paper above all other versions. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to install Paper onto your MC server hosting server.

How to Install Paper

  1. Head to the Paper download website here.
  2. Find the version of Minecraft you want your server to run, then press the download icon to the left of the version.
  3. Head to your Iceline Game Panel and stop your Minecraft server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Locate the file named “server.jar”, press the 3 dots to the right of it, then delete it.
  6. Click “upload” at the top of the page.
  7. Select the file you downloaded from Paper, then press “Open”.
  8. At the bottom of the game panel, you will see a progress bar. Wait for it to reach the end, then refresh your page.
  9. Press the 3 dots to the right of the file, then press rename. You will want to rename it to “server.jar”.
  10. Go back to the console and start your server.

Facing Any Issues?

The things you should check for if the server is still not working is that you have renamed the file correctly to server.jar. If you are sure you have, you may need to re-upload the file to ensure it was uploaded fully. If you check these and are still having issues, feel free to contact our support team at Iceline Hosting!

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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 an MC server hosting server. Even simple abilities like /home, /spawn, //wand, and more are the works of plugins. If you want to have ranks on your Minecraft server, an economy, a shop, or other features, you will need plugins. You can only have plugins if your MC server hosting 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 Minecraft server.

How to Install Plugins With Our One-Click Installer

  1. Go to the Iceline Hosting 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 MC server hosting 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 them 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 Minecraft 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 MC server hosting server, make sure that your server is running either Spigot, Paper, or Bukkit. Also, be sure to 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 at Iceline Hosting.

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How to Reset Playerdata

What Is Player Data?

Player data is any information that is stored about your players on your Minecraft server. The information is usually stored in a plugin folder or in the MC server hosting 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 MC server hosting 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 Minecraft 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 MC server hosting server from Iceline Hosting 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.