This page will walk you through the basics of how to start with hosting a Minecraft server on WinterNode and will act as a good resource to come back to when you need a refresher.

Server versions

Minecraft has different types of servers other than vanilla. Some of them have their own special additions.

You can install a different edition of the server in Configuration > Advanced. By selecting the server edition you want and the Minecraft version you need.

Server Edition

How to OP

To grant a player access to commands and operator status, use the command /op <player> and replace <player> with the player's in-game name you want to op.

To remove the operator status from a player, use the command /deop <player>, as the previous command, replace <player> with the player's in-game name.

Whitelist

With a whitelist, you can specify players you want to allow to join the servers while others that are not whitelist cannot join.

To enable whitelist, once the server is online, use the command /whitelist on.

To add someone to the whitelist use the command /whitelist add <player> and replace <player> with the player's in-game name you wish to add.

To remove someone from the whitelist use the command /whitelist remove <player> the same way as the previous command, replace <player> with the player's in-game name.

And finally, to disable the whitelist, use the command /whitelist off.

Gamemode

To change someone's gamemode, use the command /gamemode <gamemode> <player>, replace <gamemode> with the gamemode you desire, survival, creative, adventure or spectator and replace <player> with player's in-game name.

Basic Administration

There are few commands that can be used to kick or ban someone from your server.

The command /kick <player>, replacing <player> with the player's in-game name, will kick the player from the server.

The command /ban <player>, <player> being the player's in-game name, will ban the player from the server. They won't be able to join unless you un-ban them.