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While Minecraft is a game of vast possibilities, after a while of continuously playing the game one may find that the experience slowly gets tedious or bland. Luckily, this is where plugins come into play. Plugins are server-sided modifications that has potential to completely change the way Minecraft works. Some of these changes can include adding character abilities, creating economies, adding ranks, and much more. While adding plugins is the perfect way to spice up your server, many run into issues or do not know how to install them. Fortunately, if you host with Apex Hosting, our control panel has a one-click plugin installer. This tutorial will be explaining all aspects of how to install plugins through our Apex Hosting Game Panel.
Jar Filepart of the page and confirm that your server is running Spigot or Paper.
Spigot. Then use the search bar to find the plugin you would like to install.
Version, select the proper version for your server and then select
Plugins Not Loading
Sometimes after you restart the server the plugins still may not load. You can check if a plugin is loaded by running /plugins in-game. If it is green then it should be loaded. If it is not in the list or red then there may be an issue. Verify the plugin is compatible with your server version as well as check its plugin page to ensure it has no needed dependency plugins. Sometimes if you restart the server and watch the console output it may tell you exactly what the error is or what plugin is missing for it to work.
Plugin List Download Failure
If you are trying to download a plugin from the included Plugin List on your panel and it is giving you errors, for example it may say error downloading plugin, this would generally indicate an issue with the source site of the plugin. If this happens, we suggest checking out our tutorial on installing through FTP.
No Plugins Folder
If you are trying to manually install plugins to the server but cannot find the plugins folder then either your server does not accept plugins or you may have forgotten to restart after changing versions to Spigot or Paper. Verify your server is compatible by checking the selected version in the Jar File dropdown on your panel. Certain compatible versions would be: Spigot, Paper, Magma, Thermos, and Cauldron.