Start A Minecraft Factions Server
Last modified on Jan 16, 2023 in gametypes
As you survive on a Minecraft server, other players are always an unknown factor. Whether you team up with friends or battle against enemies, others can completely shift the balance of the gameplay experience. This is demonstrated in one of the first and most popular gametypes, Factions. In this gametype you can join friends, create a powerful base, raid your enemies, and become the most powerful faction on the server. Creating your own Factions server can be difficult, however, as there are many plugins and configurations to sort through. Luckily, we offer a fully pre-configured Factions server available to be installed with just a few clicks on your panel. With this in mind, we have created this Apex Hosting tutorial to help you install and get started with the Factions premade server.
- A custom spawn with access to a portal, enchantment table, and more.
- Pre-configured plugins such as Essentials, Factions, WorldEdit, and more.
- Spawn, Warzone, and Wilderness zones to limit player actions.
- Premade ranks, ranging from Default up through VIP and Owner.
- Automatic panel backups to restore your world.
- Anti-grief plugins like WorldGuard to prevent damage to spawn.
How to Install Factions
(Optional) Resetting the Server Files
When installing a premade gametype, it is highly recommended to reset all server files, to ensure the smoothest setup experience.
- Navigate to your Apex server panel, then stop the server.
- (Optional) Backup any files you wish to keep through FTP.
- In the left-hand menu, select
Reset Server Files.
- Check the
All Server Filesbox, then click
- Enter the phrase
resetto confirm, then press
Reset Serveronce again.
- All files will now be removed, allowing you to check the progress in the Console.
- From the server panel, scroll down to the
- Open the dropdown menu, then locate
- Once selected, press
Change Versionto confirm the new version.
- When prompted, choose to use the included world.
- Finally, restart the server to load up the Factions premade server type.
How to Get Started
Upon first loading into the server, you will be located within the spawn hub. This large structure has many tall buildings, decorations, and more found throughout. You are safe from PvP while here, allowing you to coexist with other players peacefully. During your stay, there are a few notable areas to check out:
Surrounding the spawn platform is a variety of Ender Chests. While most blocks cannot be interacted with in spawn, these are one of the few exceptions. Having access to the Ender Chests provides a way to retrieve your food, tools, and other items from within spawn before heading out.
One of the other few interactable blocks is the sole enchantment table located within the spawn hub. It already includes all the bookshelves you may need, allowing you to bring in your gear for various enchantments. While not as vital later on, it serves as an effective early-game boost.
One of the last notable inclusions within the spawn is the Nether Portal available for use. It is slightly more decorative than most portals, due to the surrounding crying obsidian blocks. While it provides quick access to the Nether, be wary of the players who may be waiting.
As soon as you are ready to leave the spawn area, prepare for combat. Within a small radius around the spawn is the warzone, a PvP area that prevents any building. After that, you will enter the wilderness zone, allowing both combat and modification of the world. Build a base, gain power, and rule the server as the most powerful faction.
SaberFactions – The main plugin for this premade gametype, SaberFactions adds a variety of features including anti-spam, protection zones, and much more.
EssentialsX – Provides a wide array of “essential” commands to the game, as well as allowing customization of various player mechanics including names and spawn points.
ViaVersion – Allows players to join the server when running newer versions of the game. The included addon also allows older players as well.
LuckPerms – Used to configure a variety of permissions and ranks, which dictate what a player can or cannot do.
WorldGuard – Used to create regions within your server to prevent PvP, building, and more.
I cannot use any commands:
By default, player commands are limited on servers, especially when there are many plugins added. In order to gain access to commands, you will need to either OP your player, or give yourself a higher rank through the LuckPerms plugin. Either of these options will fix the issue, giving you access to more commands.
The world is empty when joining the server:
In most cases, this issue occurs when the option to use the included world is not selected. To fix this, first try to perform the server reset once again, then restart to see if the world is loaded. Otherwise, change the server game file to a different version, then switch it back and follow the instructions from there. Once done, the correct world and spawn hub should be available for use.
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How To Make a Factions Server With Apex Hosting
- Select your server package from our pricing page
- On the ‘Configure Your Server’ page, complete the required fields
- Under ‘Server Version’, select your version from the dropdown list
- Complete the order and your Factions server will be created instantly