With our modern internet technology, there is now a popular open world game that can be played solo by a person or as a multiplayer, and this is called minecraft. Playing this game as a multiplayer would require one to rent or host a server. It is claimed that hosting a server is better because it tends to be cheaper rather than renting it. And so, hosting the server would need you to follow some steps.
The number one guideline that you should follow is to download the minecraft program from the website of the minecraft and saving it in your computer. However, it is better that you ensure the compatibility of your computer with the program before downloading the program. An example is by ensuring that you have a fast CPU in your computer and enough RAM.
And because minecraft requires java to run, it is necessary also that you have the latest version of java in your computer. Note that window computers generally do not come with java being pre-installed, and so you have to download java from its website. If you have mac computers, then you have usually a pre-installed java which is updated automatically in the computer. However, if your mac happens to not have the latest version of java, just go to the java website and download it.
Your next move is to prepare the program for use once you have downloaded the minecraft program. If you have a windows computer, just double-click the file where you saved the program in and you will see the rest of the procedures to follow.
Customizing the manner in which you want the game to be played is your next move. This can be done by accessing the properties file of the server with the use of a notepad in windows.
The next step is now in determining who you will grant access to the game, and the way to do this is to edit the whitelist file by inputting the username of the player that you would like to grant access the server. Once you pass this stage, your next step is to get your public IP address and you will provide this to the person who wants to connect to the server if he or she is outside of your immediate network.
For those who are avid minecraft fan, you would want to have the enjoyment of the best gameplay for as much as possible. Thus, the role of the server is very important in giving you the kind of experience that you will have when playing the game. Be aware that only a good server will give you an exceptional experience in playing even if you have master the tricks of the game.