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How to setup your new Minecraft Server!

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This article answers some basic questions and teaches you how to setup your new server!

How do I set up my new Minecraft server?

Congratulations on purchasing a server from PloxHost! We're glad & ecstatic that you decided to choose us over other competitors. We'll be sure to make this an excellent experience for you! We've decided to build this little article for people if its there first time starting a Minecraft server. Here at PloxHost, we understand how it can be a bit confusing and are here to help you set up your server.

How do I locate my Login Details?

If you're unable to find the email. Look for an email that is labeled "PloxHost | Server Details" and is sent from [email protected] be sure to check your spam as well. If you're still unable to find the email you can check your email history on your billing account by logging into your billing panel and clicking where it displays your name and click on email history. If you still had no luck feel free to message our support on our live chat for further assistance or open a ticket.

If you received an email with this link noted on it your panel login details will be listed there. It should be linked above, as shown in the image.
How do I log in to my panel?

Copy the details from the email you received and visit Be sure to bookmark this page for easier further access. Copy and paste your information onto the boxes on the screen then log in.

This email is to inform you about billing info on your server. 

You should have received an email notifying you of your account being created. This email is labelled "Account Created". Open this email, and set your password for your Control Panel account.

Once you have set your password, you can use that information to login to

Whats all this information I see?

This is the PloxHost panel. You use this to control your own Minecraft server. Some things listed will be down below.

Node: This lets you know what Minecraft daemon you are on. In case of outages which are rare occasions, allow you to message us with the machine you're on.
Name: This is your server name, you can edit this to anything you please. This helps to identify this server in the future for you when you have a server list. You can only have a server list if you own more then one server.
Player Slots: This is the max online players that can be online/connected to your server. You can change this to whatever you want as PloxHost does not cap player slots.
Status: This is your Minecraft server status, which should be Offline.
IP: This is your servers IP address you will give out for players & for you to connect to.
Port: This is your server's port you will give out for players & for you to connect to.
Server Jar: This is the version that your server is running on. Right now it should show the default. However, it's recommended for you to change this. More instructions are below.

Below are some basic FAQs. If you cannot find your answer, you can search through the rest of our database at

I can't join my server right now?

Even though you logged into the panel and you copied the information over to your game, you find your self unable to connect. Sadly, your server is not online/active yet. Some additional steps are recommended for you to do such as listed below. The reason for the server, not auto-starting is for new users to customize the server to their preference before-hand.

Give your server a cool name. In the future, if you order new servers, this will help differentiate between them.
Setup a server domain: If you want if you own a domain for your Minecraft server you can setup a subdomain if you follow this article How To Point Your Domain To Your Server. Don't have a domain and still want a subdomain? Feel free to open a ticket to support and with your servers name and we can make a free subdomain that be something like
Setup a server jar. Your server won't be able to start up without launching a jar. A jar is an executable which Java uses to run your server, hence the name Minecraft "Java" Edition. You can set a jar by clicking the "Modpack & Jars" tab on the left-hand sidebar.
Once you set up all these details. Hit save then start your server. You would have to wait for the X on the top left of the screen to turn into a checkmark.

How do I connect to my Minecraft server?

Start the Minecraft launcher in the server version that you selected on the list. Once you have booted the game, select Multiplayer then Add Server.
Server IP Structure (IP):(Port) Example:

Copy and paste your server IP add this ":" then the port, it should look similar like this but not the same thing.

Once you selected done. Your server will appear on the server list as shown below.
All you would have to do is click it then select the join button.
If the server is not online, please check on the panel that the server has been started. If you're unable to connect, please ensure the IP is correct. If you're still unable to connect, please contact our support team on our live chat system or open a ticket!

Selecting a Modpack or another jar
See the attached article:

Setting custom startup parameters
See the attached article:

Getting Support
You can get support by clicking the "Help" button on the bottom right, or by placing a ticket on our customer portal.

Got other questions? You can search through our database at

You did it! Congrats & best of luck to you!

If you need any help or assistance with your Minecraft server feel free to ask our community for help by joining our discord at

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