Looking On The Bright Side of Servers
An open world game is becoming popular called minecraft, and this is a game that one can play as a solo or as a multiplayer. Playing this game as a multiplayer would require one to rent or host a server. It is claimed that hosting a server is better because it tends to be cheaper rather than renting it. Therefore if you like to host the server, there are basic guidelines to follow.
The first thing to do is to download the minecraft program from the minecraft website and save it in the computer. However, it is better that you ensure the compatibility of your computer with the program before downloading the program. An example is by ensuring that you have a fast CPU in your computer and enough RAM.
Note also that java is required in minecraft to run, thus you have to secure the latest version of java too. Because window computers usually do not have java in its system, you have to download java from its site. However, those who have mac computers will have a pre-installed java in their computers and this is being updated automatically. However, if your mac happens to not have the latest version of java, just go to the java website and download it.
Your next move is to prepare the program for use once you have downloaded the minecraft program. Those who have windows computers, they only need to double-click the file where the program was saved, and the rest of the procedures will follow.
Your further action is to customize the way you want to play the game. With the use of a notepad in windows, you can access the properties file of the server.
Further on, you have to determine who are the people who can access your game, and you can do this by editing the whitelist file, which you can do by adding the username of the player who you like to gain access of the server. After this step, your next move is the getting of your public IP address, and this is the address that you can provide to somebody who wants to connect to the server but is outside of your immediate network.
Generally, an avid minecraft fan would want to definitely enjoy as much as possible the game. The kind of experience that you will have when playing the game will then be dependent on the server that you chose. Be aware that only a good server will give you an exceptional experience in playing even if you have master the tricks of the game.