Answer by Compucore · Aug 04, 2012 at 02:55 PM
THere's that like Mattophobis is mentioning. is the server locally to your network as well?? There are some instructions on how to do that from minecraft.net as well to do so if you want to create one either under linux or a windows machine.
Answer by Cameron · Aug 04, 2012 at 10:56 PM
(Microsoft Windows Directions)
Make a Folder somewhere called "server" or something along those lines
Run it in the folder
Edit the "server.properties" file to you liking (It is auto made in the folder when you run the server software)
KEEP IT IN A FOLDER, IF NOT LIKE 15 FILES WILL BE ALL OVER YOUR COMPUTER!
If your on MacOS X or Linux, go to http://www.minecraft.net/download for instructions.
Answer by nitrocrime · Aug 04, 2012 at 10:57 PM
On a website server? No you are not able to run a Minecraft server. A Minecraft server requires an SSH connection or a Minecraft server control pannel in order to start the server, which no pure website host provides to my knowledge. If you do have SSH acces then you should figgure out how much RAM you can put on your Minecraft server while not affecting your website(s) (note tht the Minecraft server doesn't automatically take up all allocated RAM when it starts but only when it needs when it needs it).
Currently I host two servers for a couple of friends of mine, one isn't used that much anymore and only has 1 gig of RAM, the other has 6gigs (server has 8 gig total) and support 7 players without any problem. This all while hosting my website (10-15 views per week) with no problem (duh..). I am my own host since I've took an old iMac and converted it into a server (not an available option to most people).
Answer by Razor512 · Aug 05, 2012 at 12:58 AM
if you are using windows, you need to use a batch file to start the server with additional memory.
for my server, the command I use is "C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe" -Xmx1024m -Xms1024m -jar "Minecraft_Server.exe"
This sets it to use 1GB of RAM
PS with 1GB of RAM, you can easily run a 200+ person server with no issue.
just make sure you run it in it's own folder as it will create a bunch of files.
PS I recommend increasing the max build height (will make it easier to build tall buildings and a really tall beacon if the main base is lot close to the spawn point)