Below are the very easy steps to running your own minecraft sever at home! Please note that you must have a good internet connection at home to allow more then 5 people I would say. Ohh and lots of RAM minecraft loves RAM!
Below is a guide created by dreamer97. I’ve modified it a bit to make it user friendly and correcting spelling errors!
- Visit Minecraft.net and download “minecraft_server.1.6.4.exe” (latest version at this time of writing)
- Go to start then accessories then “Run” and type “cmd” (without quotations)(Windows Key+R = shortcut)
- Once the command prompt has open type “ipconfig” and you should see a bunch of numbers and words saying stuff like this: “Ipv4 address” “subnet mask” etc
- Go down until you find “IpV4 address” Note the last number(s) of it. (Example 22.214.171.124)
- In the command prompt and find “Default Gateway” and copy the numbers into your address bar in your browser. Preferably Internet Explorer. (Example 126.96.36.199)
- It should come up with a page from your internet provider
- Go to advanced settings then port forwarding. Note all routers are different. (Guides here)
- Name it whatever you want.
- The start port and end port have to be 25565 NOTHING ELSE
- The protocol should be TCP
- IP address = put the last number(s) of .your IpV4 address in it (from step 3)
- Go to ipchicken.com and note down your IP
- Run “minecraftserver.exe”
- Launch minecraft and go to multilayer and enter your ip with the port so it should be something like this: yourip:25565
- Enjoy your home hosted server!
Now you can keep going and install mods! http://bukkit.org/ is a great place to start