This tutorial describes how to set up a Minecraft server based on Purpur
The most important requirement for implementation is a basic understanding of the Unix command line. All examples were tested on a current Debian/Ubuntu (November 2021) and can be easily adapted to other distributions.
The tutorial uses the example hostname
v11111111.quicksrv.de. This hostname needs to be replaced by the name of your own server when you perform the workflow described in this tutorial. Placeholders are written like this:
<TYPE OF PLACEHOLDER>, e.g.
<USER> should be replaced with your linux-username.
The hard disk capacity, on the other hand, is not relevant.
At the time of the creation of this tutorial (October 2021), the recommended product to be used as Minecraft-server is VPS 1000 G10. Existing customers can add the product easily and quickly.
After provisioning of the server and the first login with the username
root and the password sent by email, the first step is to update the basic configuration of the server.
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y.
adduser) and give him root permissions (
usermod -aG sudo <USER>).
## install the necessary dependencies
sudo apt-get -q update
sudo apt-get -yq install gnupg curl
## add Azul's public key
sudo apt-key adv \
--keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 \
## download and install the package that adds
## the Azul APT repository to the list of sources
curl -O https://cdn.azul.com/zulu/bin/zulu-repo_1.0.0-3_all.deb
## install the package
sudo apt-get install ./zulu-repo_1.0.0-3_all.deb
## update the package sources
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install zulu17-jdk-headless screen wget nano
Start by creating a new folder (
mkdir minecraft-server) and cd into it:
Create the file
start.sh by entering
nano start.sh and paste the following content:
wget -q -O purpur.jar https://api.pl3x.net/v2/purpur/1.17.1/latest/download
/usr/bin/screen -dmS minecraft-server /usr/bin/java -Xms1G -Xmx5700M -XX:+UseG1GC -XX:+ParallelRefProcEnabled -XX:MaxGCPauseMillis=200 -XX:+UnlockExperimentalVMOptions -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -XX:+AlwaysPreTouch -XX:G1NewSizePercent=30 -XX:G1MaxNewSizePercent=40 -XX:G1HeapRegionSize=8M -XX:G1ReservePercent=20 -XX:G1HeapWastePercent=5 -XX:G1MixedGCCountTarget=4 -XX:InitiatingHeapOccupancyPercent=15 -XX:G1MixedGCLiveThresholdPercent=90 -XX:G1RSetUpdatingPauseTimePercent=5 -XX:SurvivorRatio=32 -XX:+PerfDisableSharedMem -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -Dusing.aikars.flags=https://mcflags.emc.gs -Daikars.new.flags=true -jar purpur.jar nogui
echo "Successfully started"
If you want to use another Minecraft version, replace 1.17.1 with your Minecraft version.
Now, make the file executable by entering
chmod +x start.sh and start it:
./start.sh. It should download some stuff and it should crash. That's because you have to agree to the eula in the
eula.txt. Do this by opening the file (
Now, start the
start.sh again (
./start.sh). You may have noticed that there is no output to the console since it is running in the background. You can "attach" to it by running
screen -r minecraft-server or just
screen -r. There, you have the full console. To access the console without stopping the server, press STRG+a and after that STRG+d.
If you want your Minecraft server to start automatically with your server, open the crontab (
crontab -e) and add the following line:
@reboot sleep 10s && ./home/<USER>/minecraft-server/start.sh.
You are done! Connect to your server now with the following address:
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