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!
Answer by TheTechDude · Mar 02, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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.
Answer by Jackster1337 · Mar 03, 2012 at 07:30 PM
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....
Answer by Christopher Chambers · Mar 03, 2012 at 02:08 PM
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.