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One of the best ways to play Minecraft with your friends is with the use of modpacks. Modpacks are a collection of Minecraft mods that create an overall theme. Using modpacks can completely change what you know Minecraft to be as they modify Minecraft well past its normal gameplay. While playing with modpacks are great, knowing how to install these packs on your server can be quite difficult.
If you host with Apex, we have many modpacks that you can add with just one click! With thousands of available modpacks out there, unfortunately, we do not have a way to add every one of these to our installer. If you want a modpack on your server that we do not have available, you can still install it manually! Installing a modpack manually can definitely be confusing if you have not done it before. That is why we will be going over each step on how you can manually install a modpack.
This guide assumes you will be working with a modpack that has prepared a server version for you. Not all modpacks will provide one. If this is the case you will need to convert the client version into a server version. You can find our guide on doing this here. This guide will also be needed if you have manually created a modpack that you want to upload to the server.
If you want a custom modpack created but do not know how to, check out our modpack creation addon here!
Knowing which modpack you would like to download is the first step in finding the perfect pack for your server. Modpacks can come from a variety of sites such as CurseForge, Technic, FTB, or ATL. When you find a modpack you would like to download, you will need to check for a server download. If the modpack does not have one, you will need to convert it.
Not all modpack downloads are going to be the exact same. Some of them may have different file names, but the steps should be pretty similar to the ones we are going to cover.
There are a few different methods to upload your pack to the server. We recommend using an FTP Client like FileZilla to handle larger files and modpacks. You can learn more about connecting to your server with an FTP Client here.
I can’t upload the zip through FTP File Access
The file is very likely too big for the website to upload. Try using the FileZilla method above, or contact a member of the support team for further assistance.
The server crashes on start
The modpack probably has some client-side only mods in it. Client-side mods are mods that can only be run on your computer and cannot be used on a server. Open up your mods folder and look for mods such as Custom Main Menu and Dynamic Surroundings. If you are still having difficulty you can contact our support team to get further assistance.
The modpack has a resourcepack, what do I do with it?
If the modpack comes with a resourcepack you can either install it on your client like any other, or you can follow our guide to install it on your server so your players are prompted to download it.