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How to Change Your Server Type in Minecraft

Change Your Server Type

How to Change Your Server Type quickly and easily by changing the jar type.  Switch between Bedrock, Java or modified versions in a few easy steps with SeekaHost tutorials

How to Change Your Server Type Video Tutorial

What is a Server Jar File?

Your server jar file is how your server runs. Supporting mods, plugins and creating a game around the version you are playing. As Bedrock, Java or different version of Java have different playing mechanics or features.

For this reason you are given the option to change your server jar on your multicraft control panel. This way you can change your server to different versions of the game. For example in the video above we swap from a Java paper 1.16.5 version to an official Bedrock server.

Server Types and Benefits

Change Your Server Type

Bedrock Edition

Minecraft Bedrock Edition is a great way to connect and play with friends on different platforms. Minecraft has worked hard to create a Minecraft game that can be played not only on PC, but on Xbox/PlayStation/Mobile and Nintendo Wii.

Game mechanics differ from Java in subtle ways such as Redstone mechanics, combat and a different word/mob generation. In essence all the editions revolve around the same game but Bedrock has been better built to work across different platforms and devices.

Bedrock edition doesnt not have such a large array of free mods, shaders and other features. How ever they do have many paid add ons, skins and other features that can add to gameplay in the marketplace. How ever these are mostly paid modifications you can make to the game.

Servers for bedrock can be easily accessed with both pc and mobile version. How ever other gaming consoles may need to use a 3rd party app to connect to more servers than are originally given to you.

Change Your Server Type

Java Vanilla Edition

Played on PC this is the original Minecraft version and is known to have less in game bugs than Bedrock. Game play is very similar to the Bedrock version in vanilla mode (normal with no modifications)  but does have subtle differences in the ways that mods spawn. Also the way the world generates has small differences along with crafting and combat.

You can choose older or newer versions of Vanilla Java more easily and connect with your launchers. Some use older versions as they find that game play has less bugs or for use with modded servers.

You cant add mods or plugins on vanilla servers as they just consist of normal gameplay. How ever if you are looking for a non modded server which you can add plugins too you have a choice of a few.

We have a video outlining differences between Java and Bedrock here.

Servers That Support Plugins

  • CraftBukkit
  • Spigot
  • Paper
  • Travertine
  • Waterfall

Modded Java Server

  • Curse Forge
  • Fabric

Modded servers allow you to add different modifications to make gameplay different. From adding magic creatures or more ores, to the more extremes of RLCraft or Pixelmon that can have up to 125 mods in one game.

These take a little more time thank other servers as you need to download the correct server jar, add the mods and also add mods to your own pc to connect with them. Curse forge has made client side  much easier with their new beta launcher. Making is super easily to now download mods and connect to servers with them or even play single player.

How to add mods client side.

How to add mods on your server.

How to Change Your Server Type Written Tutorial

Getting Started

First of all you need to stop your server via your multicraft control panel, this will stop any files getting corrupted.

Create a Backup

Optionally you may want to backup your world just in case you want to use it in the future. To do this you can head over to the left hand side of your Multicraft control panel. From here go to Files and then Backup.

Press create back up and once complete it will create a world.zip folder in your server files. To download  simply head to your FTP file access, log in and head down to your world.zip file. Tick the box and then click download on the top right of the page. Now you have a safe saved world in case you ever want to swap back.

Clean Mods Plugins and Server Files

Before swapping to another version of Java or perhaps changing to Bedrock its always advised to clear old files. To do this you need to go to Files and then Setup.

Keep the Clean Mod Directories and Plugins option selected and also tick the Delete all server files option.

Now just tap apply and once your server is started back up again this will take effect.

If you are having problems deleting server files you can also use Filezilla. You can connect your server up using your ftp file access info and delete all the server files prior to starting with your new server jar. A server back up is suggested if you do this method. All new server files will be loaded again once you load up a new server jar.

Change Your Server Type

On your multicraft control panel you can now select a different server jar from the Server JAR. As in the video you can switch edition now to the one you want to use, for example maybe a 1.12.2 version or perhaps forge to add mods.

Press save on the bottom of the page once selected and go ahead and start your server back up. Thats it, your all done and have now successfully changed your Server Jar.

Conclusion on How to Change Your Server Type

Minecraft has many fun editions you can play on, using these few easy steps you should now be able to play with your new modded servers, Bedrock servers or any edition you wish to play next.

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How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions

How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions

Here we have a quick and easy Tutorial on How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions. Using either commands or a plugin for Java we shall stop any explosion from destroying blocks. This will stop anyone coming onto your server and destroying you amazing builds. We will be showing in both Bedrock and Java edition how to do this. We also have a helpful video on how to protect your spawn if you run a Java or MCPE edition server here.

Why You Need To Protect You Server

Players which gain access to your server may want to destroy your builds and generally try to stop peoples enjoyment of the server it self. For this they may use many tricks, a lot of these can be stopped with a good Anti-Cheat but unfortunately this wont always stop them using tnt or creepers to blow up structures.

If you want to run a successful community on Minecraft, then you want your players to feel safe knowing they can log off and find their house intact when they log in again.

 How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions

Java Edition

For Java we will be using a plugin called Grief Prevention, this will automatically stop any tnt or creeper explosion. Plus it has a load more amazing features that will keep your players houses safe and also items or mobs held inside their property. To download the plugin click the link here.

Step 1

Stop your server before installing any plugin, then download the grief prevention plugin, you can use the link above.

Step 2

Once installed you can restart your server, you are now safe from creeper explosions, tnt and much more.

Bedrock Edition

For Bedrock we will be utilising two in game commands to stop tnt and creeper explosions.

You will need cheats enabled to be able to access the commands.

  • /gamerule mobgriefing false
  • /gamerule tntexplodes false

The mob griefing will stop the mobs griefing the land, for example creepers exploding blocks or withers destroying blocks.

And the tntexplodes command, when set to false will not let tnt explode to cause damage to blocks.

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How to Stop /list Spam in Console

We have a great tutorial on how to stop/list spam in console. There is nothing worse than going to check on the server console to find lines and lines of /list displaying on your console. A quick fix is just to add a few more lines of code to stop this happening. We have a video tutorial and a easy step by step written tutorial further down.

It can always be worrying when writing any code, especially if you have never had any experience doing it. To make it easier we have left picture examples displayed underneath.

What is the list command and what does it do?

Multicraft uses the /list command to check if your server is online, as well as the number of players on it. You can also use plugins such as Console Spam Fix to prevent this from showing up in your console and spamming your logs.

Tutorial on How to Stop /list Spam in Minecraft Console

Step 1

Log into your multicraft control panel, then open the Files folder, select FTP file access and then login using your password.

Multicraft control panel

Step 2

On the commands.yml file press edit on the right hand side to edit the code.

Step 3

After – version $1- press Enter to go down to the next line, there press the spacebar twice and type.   list:

Written like this. Space, space, list, colon

Next press Enter again and type  – []

So written down thats. Space, space, hyphen, space, two closed parenthesis 

Step 4

Now go ahead and restart your server, its all done.

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