Multiplayer beta server software
Minecraft beta multiplayer support is currently under heavy development, and is riddled with bugs. You can help test it, though. It will get better soon, I promise!
If you're running on windows and just want to set up a server easily, download Minecraft_Server.exe
, place it anywhere you want, then run it.
If you want to run the server on any other OS, or want to run it without the gui, it's a bit more involved.
First, make sure you can use java from the command line. On linux and mac, this should automatically work, but on windows you might want to set up a PATH system variable.
Then download minecraft_server.jar
to anywhere, then launch it as:
java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui