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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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Minecraft

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!

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How to Ban a Player

What Is a Ban?

A ban is a way for you and your server operators to prevent unwanted players from joining. Minecraft includes two commands to ban a player, “/ban” and “/ban-ip”. The first is used to ban the player’s account, and one is used to ban both the account and his IP. Minecraft also includes two commands to unban a player, “/paradon” and “/paradon-ip”. The first is used to unban a player who was banned by the “/ban” command and the second is for a player that was banned by the “/ban-ip” command.

How to Ban a Player

  1. Join your Minecraft server and make sure you are a server operator
  2. In chat, type the “/ban” command and add the player name after it, the command should look like that: “/ban playername”
  3. Send the command and the player’s account will get banned right away

How to IP Ban a Player

  1. Join your Minecraft server and make sure you are a server operator
  2. In chat, type the “/ban-ip” command and add the player name after it, the command should look like that: “/ban-ip playername”
  3. Send the command and the player’s IP and account will get banned right away

How to Unban a Player

  1. Join your Minecraft server and make sure you are a server operator
  2. In chat, type the “/paradon” command and add the player name after it, the command should look like that: “/paradon playername”
  3. Send the command and the player’s account will get unbanned

How to Unban a Players IP

  1. Join your Minecraft server and make sure you are a server operator
  2. In chat, type the “/paradon-ip” command and add the player name after it, the command should look like that: “/paradon-ip playername”
  3. Send the command and the player’s IP and account will get unbanned

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed all of the steps in this tutorial, you should have banned/unbanned the player successfully. If it didn’t work, make sure you have typed the player name correctly with or without caps. 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 Whitelist a Player

What Is a Whitelist?

Having a whitelist on your server is essentially a system that allows you to choose who can and cannot join your server. If you want to have a private Minecraft server for just friends or family, a whitelist is just the way to do so. This is the ultimate built-in protection against griefers or hackers and it is very easy to set up as there are no plugins required for it. In this tutorial, we will be explaining how you can set up a whitelist on your Minecraft Server.

How to Turn on a Whitelist

When typing commands in console, do not use a /. All of the commands for whitelist can be used in-game as well if you are a server operator. If you make sure you are using a / to add them.

  1. Go to the Iceline game panel.
  2. To the left of the panel, click on the “Console” tab.
  3. In the console, you will need to type “whitelist on”.
  4. Once you type that command, you should see a message saying the whitelist was turned on.
  5. To turn whitelist off again, type “whitelist off”.

How to Add a Player to the Whitelist

  1. Head to the console in your Iceline game panel.
  2. In the console, type “whitelist add playernamehere”.
  3. Once you type this, you should see a message saying the player was added to the whitelist.
  4. You can remove them from the whitelist by typing “whitelist remove playernamehere”.

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed the steps in this guide to set up the whitelist and are still having issues, make sure that you did not use a / in the console and that your player is opped if you want to set it up in-game. If you are still having issues with this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support.

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What is a Server Operator?

What is a Server Operator?

In Minecraft, there are a variety of different commands you can use to perform in-game actions. Some of these include /tp, /gamemode, /time, and more. While there are many commands in Minecraft, not all of them are accessible to normal players on the server. In order for you or others to be able to access these commands, you will need to be a server operator. Being opped will allow you to use all commands and essentially give you every permission on the Minecraft server. With that being said, being opped is not something that should be passed around lightly. Having this ability can allow one to potentially mess up your Minecraft server. In order to prevent this, you can either get a permissions plugin such as PermissionsEx or you can lower the OP level. In this guide, we will be breaking down how you can OP and DeOP players. We will also be explaining what OP levels are and how you can change it on your Minecraft server.

How to OP yourself

  1. Head to the Iceline Game Panel and select your server.
  2. Once you select your server, it should bring up the console. If you are not on the console page, press “Console” to the left of the panel.
  3. In the console, you will need to type “op yourusernamehere”. For example, you can type “op notch” which will set the user “notch” as a server operator
  4. Once this is typed, you will see a message in console similar to “opped playername”.

How to Deop a player

  • Head to the Iceline Game Panel and select your server.
  • Once you select your server, it should bring up the console. If you are not on the console page, press “Console” to the left of the panel.
  • In the console, you will need to type “deop playernamehere”. As a example, you can type “deop notch” which will deop the user “notch on the server.
  • After you type this command, you are going to see a message in the console similar to “deopped playername”.

Different Levels of OP

  1. Every OP level will inherit the same permissions as the level before it. For example, OP level 4 will have all of the permissions from level 1-3.
  2. Level 1 – This level is the lowest level of OP. It will allow the operators to bypass the Vanilla spawn protection.
  3. Level 2 – Operators will gain access to use command blocks. They will also be allowed to use the following commands: /effect, /give, /gamerule, /difficulty, /gamemode, /tp, /summon, /setblock, and /clear.
  4. Level 3 – With this level, operators can now use these commands: /ban, /op, /deop, /kick.
  5. Level 4 – Operators who are level 4 will be allowed to use every permission/command. This means they can use /stop.

How to Change the OP Level

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server.
  2. To the left of the panel click on “File Management”.
  3. Once there, locate and click on “server.properties”.
  4. Locate “op-permission-level=” and set it to the level of OP you want.
  5. Press save and navigate to the Console.
  6. Start the server.