How To Create a Minecraft Server

Minecraft is the best selling video game of all time. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to set up your own Minecraft server. You’ll install the necessary software packages, configure the server to run, and deploy the game. Choose your preferred server operating system below to get started. If you’re unsure, just choose the latest version.

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