Minecraft installtion

Virtual servers are the ideal hosts for minecraft servers. Setting up a Minecraft server is simple, but there are a few requirements you must double-check:

+ At least 1gb of RAM. Less will work for a small server, but 1gb or more is recommended.

+ CentOS operating system installed.


On to the Minecraft server setup:

1. Start by installing Java-JDK:
    # yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk

2. Check if Java was installed:
    # which java
The following will be displayed if it was properly installed:
    # /usr/bin/java

3. Switch to the root directory, if you're not there already:
    # cd

4. Create a directory for Minecraft:
    # mkdir Minecraft

5. Enter the directory:
    # cd Minecraft

6. Download Minecraft:
    # wget http://minecraft.net/download/minecraft_server.jar

7. CHMOD the Minecraft .jar like so:
    # chmod +x minecraft_server.jar

8. Minecraft is now installed. You'll now need to install "screen" to keep the Minecraft server running after the SSH session is closed.
    # yum install screen

9. Use the screen and run Minecraft. Enter screen:
    # screen

10. Start up Minecraft (you can edit the 1024M value to match your server's RAM):
    # java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui
To get back to the normal screen, press these keys: Control+A+D
To get back to the screen where Minecraft is running:
    # screen -r

You should now be off and running with a fully functional Minecraft server!

How to Install Minecraft Server on CentOS VPS