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Hi, I'm going to be launching a public no whitelist mine craft server in the coming days. I was wondering if anyone here owns a server/has dealt with administration a server and has some tips (beside the obvious). They can be on anything really. Preventing griefing, getting donations, getting your server out there, getting a community, etc. Thank in advance!

asked Mar 02 '12 at 20:45

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I own one... Its hell with the weird people that come on every now and then

(Mar 02 '12 at 22:10) Randy Randy's gravatar image

I own a bukkit server but I don't know how to get the plugins

answered Mar 25 '13 at 13:25

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Download them, drop the .jar in your plugins direct and restart/reload the server.

(Mar 25 '13 at 22:33) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

as a suggestion from a player's perspective do not de-activate mobs! too many servers do it and it really affects the game play taking allot of the fun out of the game overall

answered Mar 05 '12 at 08:38

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You can get a plugin to define where mobs can/can't spawn.

(Mar 05 '12 at 13:09) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

yes the server i play on does that in which you warp to a designated area where mobs spawn but this takes away allot of the fun of the game, i would say however making it so mobs can't spawn inside towns would be ok but the should be able to spawn in any other area

(Mar 05 '12 at 13:14) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

Main problem with public servers are hacks.

People find it "fun" to go in a server and fly around removing 100 blocks and lagging the fuck out of your server.

Second thing is to have a good server provider. EG, Warservers.NET

Third is not to invite 5 year olds who want to be OP....

answered Mar 03 '12 at 17:30

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Can I be OP? Jk I also hate when they say they are from Planet Minecraft and they need to test the plugins.

(Mar 05 '12 at 11:47) Randy Randy's gravatar image

All I can really think of to manage everyone in your sever is to use Group Manager (or Permissions) and if they do something they know there no to do build a jail and put them in jail with the jail commands.

answered Mar 03 '12 at 12:08

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Christopher Chambers

I have all plugins configured already. No need for help there.

(Mar 03 '12 at 14:38) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

I can provide some tips on the administration side of the server as I currently run two of my own servers. I recommend using Bukkit ( http://bukkit.org/ ) to run your server it is a modded version of Minecraft that looks the same to all of your clients but like most servers you ply on allows for mods to be added. Also, download a plugin called essentials this plugin will allow you to do things like prevent fire damage/spread or creeper damage. It also gives you access to new commands and comes with a program called "Group Manager" you can use "Group Manager" to give different players different abilities on your server. I run a private server for about 10 or my friends. The only problem with Bukkit right now is it take the Bukkit development community a few days to get a new version up and running so right now the recommended build is still for 1.1 however they will soon probably have a 1.2.3 version ready.

If you need any othewr help please ask. Also if you want an Moderator for your server let me know.

answered Mar 02 '12 at 21:43

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ool. Already done all that. You know the essentials eco? Is there a way to disable negative money?

(Mar 03 '12 at 00:10) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

I have not found a way to disable negative money however, if a in-game player doesn't have more than that they are looking to spend the game doesn't let the go in to negative money. The only way to get negative money is to use /eco.

(Mar 03 '12 at 10:31) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Also, to prevent some hacks use this: http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/nocheat/ . I use it to prevent flying on my server.

(Mar 03 '12 at 22:32) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Already got it!

(Mar 04 '12 at 21:57) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image
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