How to install Minecraft Server on Windows 10

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This article will walk you through installing Minecraft Server on Windows 10.

What you’ll need:
-A Windows 10 desktop or server
-At least 3GB of RAM is recommended
-A reliable wired network connection
-A generous Internet bandwidth plan: Minecraft can use up to 100MB per player per hour, so an unlimited bandwidth plan is ideal


Step 1: Open Windows 10 and download Java


Visit the Java download site

Download the latest version of Java for Windows 10. Open the .EXE file and click Install. Restart your computer once installation has completed.

Step 2: Download Minecraft Server


Visit the Minecraft Server website and download the latest version of the JAR file to your computer.

Step 3: Open the Downloads folder and move Minecraft Server


Navigate to your Downloads folder and move the Minecraft folder to your desired location. We’re going to drag it to the desktop, but we would recommend a dedicated folder for Minecraft.

Step 4: Double click on the Minecraft JAR file


Double click on the Minecraft JAR file. This will extract some files we need before we can start the server.

Step 5: Agree to the EULA


Open the file called EULA and update eula=false to eula=true

Save the file.

Step 6: Double click on the Minecraft JAR file


Open the Minecraft server file again.

Step 7: Allow the Minecraft Server in the firewall


Click Allow Access

Step 8: Review Minecraft Server stats


The Minecraft Server is now loaded and a stats panel will appear. This particular home PC can’t keep up with the resources required, so we’ll be setting this up on a hosted server for a better experience.

Step 9: Connecting to your Minecraft Server

Now that your server is installed, you can connect to it from Minecraft. Launch Minecraft and select Multiplayer.

Select multiplayer

Click Add Server

Add Server

Enter server details and click Done.

Enter Server Details

Click the play button next to your server to start playing!

Select Play Button

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How do i know my server ip?

Andrew Horton

You can find your computers IP address at – be sure to open any ports on your firewall.




The link above will help find your internet facing, or WAN IP address, but not your local, or LAN IP address. Without getting too technical, if you have some friends that want to connect into your server from their houses you can use the link above to find your WAN IP address and give that to them. Then you will need to apply port forwarding rules to your router or firewall in your house to forward the Minecraft connections directly to your server. Be aware, if you do not have a STATIC IP from your internet provider this IP may… Read more »