How to make a Minecraft server on Windows

Minecraft has a lot of things in its favor like infinite replayability, constantly changing and improving the online game.

You have two options when setting up a Minecraft server, you can set it up in your own computer or by paying a small monthly fee and host online. In this article, we are going to show you exactly how to make a Minecraft server on Windows.


  • Windows 10 desktop.
  • 3GB of RAM is recommended.
  • Reliable wired network connection.
  • Generous internet bandwidth plan: up to 100MB, Minecraft can be used.

How to make a Minecraft Server on Windows?

Step 1: Install latest version of Java

Download the latest version of Java for Windows. Open the .EXE file and click Install. Restart your system once the installation has completed.

Step 2: Install latest version of Minecraft server software

You can download the latest version of the Minecraft server, from its official website and save the JAR file to your computer.

Step 3: Configuring your server & network

Move the downloaded Minecraft folder to your desired location. Drag it to your desktop, but we recommend a dedicated folder for Minecraft.

Step 4: Start the server

  • Double click on the Minecraft JAR file and extract some of the files we need before we start the server.
  • Open the file called EULA and update eula=false to eula=true. Save the file.
  • Open the Minecraft server file again and click Allow Access.
  • The server is now loaded and a stats panel will appear.

Step 5: Check your server is accessible or not

To check if your server is accessible, enter your public IP address in the Minecraft server status checker.

The server is installed now, you can now connect to it from Minecraft. Launch the Minecraft and select Multiplayer. Click on the Add Server and enter the server details. Now click on the play button next to your server to start playing. You can consider adding some Minecraft shaders for better gameplay. To download and install the best minecraft shaders just visit


Hope this guide on how to make Minecraft Server on your Windows server was helpful. If you have trouble in creating your Minecraft server, let us know in the comment section.

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