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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. 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 modpacks 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.

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 game panel and stop your 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 Minecraft 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 Support!

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How to Install Spongeforge

What is Spongeforge?

One of the most popular forms of playing Minecraft is with mods. Minecraft Forge allows you to add mods to your server, 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 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 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.

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 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 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 server back up. You should now have SpongeForge installed on your 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, world needing to be reset, or the incorrect version of Spongeforge was added. Make sure to remove the following mods if your 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.

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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 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.

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 Game Panel and stop your 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 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!

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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 just 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 Minecraft Server.

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 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 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 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!

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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 to 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 a Minecraft 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 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 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!

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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!