How to make the server auto start on crashes?

Posted February 14, 2021 606 views
JavaUbuntu 20.04Gaming

Minecraft server is notorious for crashing, everynow and then I have to login and start the server because for some reason it has crashed/killed by os.

Please suggest a way so that server is automatically restarted whenever it fails.

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Hi @munirehmad,

I would suggest using PM2 or Supervisord. I would suggest the latter.

What Supervisor does it, it automatically restarts any service, application that has been configured inside of it to run. The thing is, you would actually need some time to configure it and if you are not aware of how it works, you’ll need to spare sometime learning it.

Having said that, DigitalOcean have a tutorial that can help you out in this case :

Try it out and see how it goes and if it suits your needs.


Here's our tutorial on installing and managing Supervisor on Ubuntu and Debian.