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How to Download a Minecraft World

Last modified on Feb 25, 2021 in Control Panel

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When owning a Minecraft Server, one of the most important parts is the world. The world holds all of the server’s player data, builds, structures, and more. Keeping this world safe is generally the server owner’s biggest task. There are many situations in which a server owner may want to download the world. Some of the most common reasons are for local backups, to make single-player modifications, transferring hosts, or changing server versions. Downloading the servers world is one part of server management that causes confusion as it requires a connection with an FTP such as FileZilla and knowing which world folder is the correct one as there are usually many different world folders. While it may seem like a difficult process, we will walk you through each step of the process.

How to download a Minecraft server world

Java Edition

  1. Head to the Apex Panel and stop your server.
  2. Scroll down to the world field and take note of the name you have set. This is going to be the name of the folder you want to download.
  3. To the left of the panel, click on “FTP File Access”. You are going to see some login details that you will use to connect to the FTP.
  4. You will need to connect to your server via an FTP program such as WinSCP or FileZilla. You can find our guide on connecting to FTP here.
  5. Once you are connected to FTP, locate the world folder. Keep in mind that the name of the folder will be the same as the world field on your main game panel page.
  6. Drag the world folder to a known directory on your computer and wait for it to fully download.


Bedrock Edition

  1. Head to the Apex Panel and stop the server.
  2. Similar to the steps with Java Edition, locate the world field and take note of the name.
  3. Connect to your files using an FTP program.
  4. Once you connect to the FTP, click on the folder named “worlds”.
  5. In this directory, locate the world folder with the same name as the world field and drag it onto your computer.



  1. Go to your Apex Panel and stop the server.
  2. Connect to your server files using an FTP program.
  3. Once in the FTP, locate the folder named “pocketmine”. Go ahead and open this folder.
  4. Once in the pocketmine folder, navigate to the “worlds” directory.
  5. Find the world you want to download and drag it onto your computer.


Common Issues

Incorrect world when loading into singleplayer
If you added the world to your singleplayer Minecraft but it is showing a different world than your server, this can be due to a few reasons. Commonly, it is just due to downloading the wrong world from the FTP. You can double-check this by checking to make sure that you downloaded the world with the same name as you have set in the world field. It could also mean that the world didn’t finish downloading or it had some corrupted downloads. To fix this, just simply redownload it with your FTP program and make sure that there are not any failed transfers.

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