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When running a Minecraft server, there are many times that you will need to access your server files or the server console in order to make changes. If you are hosting with Apex you will have full access to our game panel, a customized version of Multicraft. Through this panel, you are able to access and manage all of the server features as you see fit. The panel can be used for simple tasks such as starting/stopping your server. It also includes FTP access which will allow you to edit the server files directly. This includes installing plugins, mods, configuring files, uploading worlds, etc. However, if you want to make simple changes to the server config files, you can do this from the panel as well without connecting to the FTP. With so many different features and endless possibilities for your server, you may be struggling to learn how to properly utilize the game panel to do things such as adding plugins with our FTP or using our one-click modpack installer. To help with this struggle, we have a knowledgebase full of useful tutorials that will give you step by step guides on how you can manage your Minecraft server.

Add Scheduled Tasks To Your Minecraft Server – Blog

Add Scheduled Tasks To Your Minecraft Server

Our control panel at Apex makes it easy to automate commands for your servers using scheduled tasks. Scheduling tasks allow you to automate a great number of server management actions like backing up, restarting, or broadcasting messages by utilizing...
Chat Page Overview – Blog

Chat Page Overview

The Chat Page enables users to communicate with the players on the server without being logged on in-game. In addition to this you can view who’s online and enact basic management like kicking the player and view the chat log. When a user sends ...
Converting Client Modpack Versions To Server Version – Blog

Converting Client Modpack Versions To Server Version

Modpacks that are hosted using 3rd party launchers like Feed the Beast, Technic, or AT generally provide a client-side version and server-side version of the modpacks they host. The client-side version in what you would install locally on your machine...
How to Add a Minecraft Server Icon – Blog

How to Add a Minecraft Server Icon

Since Minecraft v1.7.2 server owners have been given the ability to further customize the look of the server in the multiplayer server list in-game. One very important feature that was added is the ability to customize the icon that will display next...
How To Add a MySQL Database To Your Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Add a MySQL Database To Your Minecraft Server

You may have come across some plugins requiring or allowing the use of a MySQL database. These plugins tend to generate a large amount of data and the most convenient way to store it is through the use of tables, similar to how you would store and manipulate...
How To Add a World To Your Java Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Add a World To Your Java Minecraft Server

When your server is first created, it starts off with a freshly generated world. However if you’re like most players, you’ll probably want to use one you’ve already been working on or a pre-built world from online. Uploading a custom world to the serve...
How to add Behavior Packs to a Bedrock Edition World – Blog

How to add Behavior Packs to a Bedrock Edition World

Modifying the base game of Minecraft is one of the most enjoyable parts about the game. One of the most common ways to modify Minecraft is through mods or plugins as these can really make the server unique and fun for all the players. Unfortunately, with...
How To Add Minecraft Commands To Your Server – Blog

How To Add Minecraft Commands To Your Server

With our Game panel, you have the option to create custom commands. These Commands are special functions that can be executed by the panel or in-game to perform a particular task such as backing up, restarting or even issuing in-game commands on the server....
How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server

If you have been playing Vanilla Minecraft, or using a premade modpack, it is likely that you have already explored all there is to do. Why not start exploring into customizing your server further? A great way to customize your server is by adding mods....
How To Add Plugins With Bukget Plugin Manager in Multicraft – Blog

How To Add Plugins With Bukget Plugin Manager in Multicraft

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...
How To Add Plugins With Spongeforge – Blog

How To Add Plugins With Spongeforge

Having mods or plugins is an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft gameplay. While mods and plugins are both great, they are not compatible with each other out of the box. In most cases you will not be able to use both mods and plugins on...
How To Add Resource Packs To Minecraft – Blog

How To Add Resource Packs To Minecraft

Adding a Resource Pack to your Minecraft server is an excellent way to bring excitement to the visual aspects of your community’s gameplay. With thousands of texture packs, there are endless possibilities to create your perfect server. While installing a...
How To Backup Your Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Backup Your Minecraft Server

Due to the fickle nature of running a Minecraft server you are bound to encounter an instance in where you’ll want to restore your world to a previous state as a result of griefing, corruption or just looking to reset your world. You can restore...
How To Ban and Unban Players – Blog

How To Ban and Unban Players

As an administrator or OP of your server you must manage all of the banned players. This is different than using a whitelist as a banned player will never have access to the server. We recommend that you use this only in the event of someone that you...
How To Change The MOTD On A Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Change The MOTD On A Minecraft Server

When getting ready to join a Minecraft server, one of the first things players notice is the little description text on the server. This description is called the MOTD (Message of the Day) and this text normally provides a bit of information related to...
How To Change Your Minecraft Server Name – Blog

How To Change Your Minecraft Server Name

Every server under the control panel can be assigned a descriptive name to identify it by. This is helpful when you have more than one server as it decreases the risk of mistakenly editing a server. You can quickly change the server name by navigating...
How To Change Your Minecraft Server Seed – Blog

How To Change Your Minecraft Server Seed

When a Minecraft world is first created, the world generates biomes, villages, and other structures at random. Having this random generation is one of the exciting parts about creating a new Minecraft save as you never know what interesting structures/biomes...
How to Change Your Minecraft Server View Distance – Blog

How to Change Your Minecraft Server View Distance

Within Minecraft you will have a specific view distance that determines how far you can see in-game. This can make for extremely beautiful landscapes with large view distances that span hundreds of blocks. You may find that the default view distance on...
How to Connect To Your Minecraft Server With FTP – Blog

How to Connect To Your Minecraft Server With FTP

An FTP service is designed for transferring files over the internet. This transfer occurs between a user and a server. The FTP service that Apex offers alongside it’s servers not only allows you to upload files, but it also provides a file editing feature t...
How to Create a Subdomain in Minecraft – Blog

How to Create a Subdomain in Minecraft

When Minecraft servers are created, they are given a unique IP:Port which typically looks like “123.12.12.123:25684”. This is the raw address of your server and can be used or given out to others in order to join the server. As this can be...
How to Download a Minecraft World – Blog

How to Download a Minecraft World

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 i...
How To Edit Minecraft Server Files – Blog

How To Edit Minecraft Server Files

The web based FTP client enables you to manage your Minecraft server files with relative ease from the panel. To access your files using the web client, navigate to FTP File Access and log in using your panel password. Once authenticated you will be directed...
How To Edit Server Config Files – Blog

How To Edit Server Config Files

You can edit server files using either the Config Files option or directly via FTP. The Config Files option allows you to make quick edits to the majority of server configuration files using a simple text based editor and for some of the core configuration...
How to Enable and Disable the End and Nether – Blog

How to Enable and Disable the End and Nether

Playing Minecraft is already an incredible adventure, but sometimes dimensions can add more fun to the game, such as new mobs or the Ender Dragon. However, some server owners do not want that for the players. The customization of servers allows for owners...
How To Enable Command Blocks – Blog

How To Enable Command Blocks

A command block is a special block in Minecraft that can be used to execute console commands when activated by redstone. These blocks are extremely useful for small tasks with a few commands or even massive adventure maps with a ton of different triggered...
How To Enable Flying On A Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Enable Flying On A Minecraft Server

Flying is an integral part of the endgame Minecraft experience. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s super useful for getting from one place to another. Whether it’s with a pair of elytra, a jetpack from a mod, or any other source of flying, once it’s obtained,...
How to Install and use the Spongeforge Plugin – Blog

How to Install and use the Spongeforge Plugin

Having mods or plugins is an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft gameplay. While mods and plugins are both great, by default they are not compatible with each other. If you want mods on your server, you won’t be able to use plugins. T...
How to Install and Use the Thermos Plugin – Blog

How to Install and Use the Thermos Plugin

Having mods or plugins is an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft server. While mods and plugins are both great, by default they are not compatible with each other. If you want mods on your server, you won’t be able to use plugins and v...
How To Install Fabric Manually on a Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Install Fabric Manually on a Minecraft Server

  Playing Minecraft with mods is by far one of the best ways that you can enhance your gameplay experience. Adding mods to your server/client is easy enough as they just require Forge client-side. However, this is not the case with every mod out...
How To Install Minecraft Data Packs – Blog

How To Install Minecraft Data Packs

There are many great ways to further customize your Minecraft gameplay. One of the easiest ways to customize your server is with the use of datapacks. You can use datapacks to add new advancements, functions, loot tables, structures, and more. This is...
How To Install Minecraft Modpacks Manually – Blog

How To Install Minecraft Modpacks Manually

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...
How to Install Plugins on a Minecraft Java Server – Blog

How to Install Plugins on a Minecraft Java Server

Vanilla Minecraft can be fun, but it may get a bit stale after a while. Being able to add new features to the game without waiting for Mojang to do so can be the key to alleviating any boredom you may have in your server. This is where plugins will come...
How To Make A Flat World In Multicraft – Blog

How To Make A Flat World In Multicraft

When deciding to start a Minecraft server, many things may go through the soon-to-be owner’s mind. One of the biggest decisions for the server owner is what type of server to go with. If not the best, one of the best parts about Minecraft is the...
How to merge the nether/end into the world folder – Blog

How to merge the nether/end into the world folder

One of the key concerns for nearly every server owner is being able to provide a server with the absolute best experience for their community. Knowing how to properly optimize a Minecraft server and configure can be difficult, especially if the server...
How to OP Yourself In Minecraft – Blog

How to OP Yourself In Minecraft

When you create your server, you probably expect to have every permission/command. You may want to give other players access to every command as well. For Minecraft servers, this is done simply by making yourself Op. Being Op basically gives you every...
How to Reset the Nether in Minecraft Java Edition – Blog

How to Reset the Nether in Minecraft Java Edition

One of the most thrilling aspects of playing Minecraft is discovering the Nether. The nether is completely different from the overworld as it introduces new mobs, blocks, and a totally separate feel to the world. With this seemingly endless world type,...
How To Reset Your Minecraft World & Start a New World – Blog

How To Reset Your Minecraft World & Start a New World

So, you’re tired of your old and decrepit world and want some spice in your life? Maybe the generation of the current world doesn’t suit you? Or your friend blew everything up by accident, and you just want a fresh start. Whatever reason, it can be a b...
How To Restore Your Minecraft World From a Backup – Blog

How To Restore Your Minecraft World From a Backup

When running a Minecraft Server, the most important part of your server is likely your world as it holds all of your in-game progress. As a server owner, keeping this world safe should be one of your top priorities. This is why here at Apex, we have created...
How to Set The Difficulty in a Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Set The Difficulty in a Minecraft Server

Difficulty in Minecraft is a big, important option, with a direct effect on many parts of the gameplay. In essence, difficulty allows the player (or in case of a server, the server owner) to choose how easy, or how hard, they want their gameplay experience...
How To Set Up a Minecraft Forge Server – Blog

How To Set Up a Minecraft Forge Server

Forge is a Minecraft Mod Loader which enables the use of mods on your Minecraft server. You may want to install a version of that is not already provided in our jar dropdown. If this is the case, you can manually install Forge to the server. There are...
How To Set Up A Whitelist on Your Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Set Up A Whitelist on Your Minecraft Server

Having a whitelist can be quite vital if you have plans on creating a private server. This will only allow players that you add to the whitelist to connect to your server. Anyone else that tries to connect will be blocked from connecting, this keeps your...
How to Setup Addons on a Bedrock Server – Blog

How to Setup Addons on a Bedrock Server

Resource packs and other addons are part of what makes Minecraft so enjoyable, with thousands out there for you to choose from. Adding behavior packs and resource packs to your Bedrock server can give players a unique experience that will keep them involved....
How To Turn Off PVP In a Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Turn Off PVP In a Minecraft Server

One exciting feature in Minecraft is the player versus player combat, aka PVP. It is the backbone of many different types of servers and gamemodes. While it can be fun in some cases, you may want to block the ability of players to be able to interact...
How To Update Your EULA.txt file for 1.7.10 – Blog

How To Update Your EULA.txt file for 1.7.10

With the release of 1.7.10, users are required to agree to a EULA in order to run a server. This EULA is a simple text-based file on your server labeled eula.txt with an option that you must change from false to true in order for the server to start....
How to Upload a Custom Jar File For Minecraft – Blog

How to Upload a Custom Jar File For Minecraft

There are many different versions a Minecraft server can run. Each one of these uses custom jar files in order to launch the game properly. Our game panel has access to many of these jars, however, you may find that the version you are looking for isn’t l...
How To Use Cauldron On Your Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Use Cauldron On Your Minecraft Server

Having mods or plugins is an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft server. While mods and plugins are both great, by default they are not compatible with each other. If you want mods on your server, you won’t be able to use plugins and v...
How To Use The Minecraft Console in Multicraft – Blog

How To Use The Minecraft Console in Multicraft

Despite being a scary wall of generated text to some, the Console is quite a useful tool and should be worth investing time into understanding. The server console allows you to issue commands to the server and its players as well as provide you with detailed...
Installing a Mod Pack on Your Server – Blog

Installing a Mod Pack on Your Server

There are endless options for your server, only limited by the imagination. Each option has an associated level of difficulty for bringing to life and the number of server resources necessary. As you add more players and plugins your server will require...
Interpreting the Resource Graph – Blog

Interpreting the Resource Graph

The server resource graph is a useful tool to get a quick overview our your servers general health by displaying the approximate CPU and RAM usage while online from our control panel. This graph can be located on the Server Details page of the respective...
Managing Your Game Server – Blog

Managing Your Game Server

As a server owner, having access to each piece of your server is crucial to maintaining proper setup and backend configuration. The server details and management page is what you see when you first select one of your servers to manage from the Apex Server...
Minecraft Server Commands – Blog

Minecraft Server Commands

Now that you have created your own server, you need to become the ruler of it! The easiest way to do this is to log into your Multicraft Control Panel and find your Console. Here you can issue simple Minecraft server hosting commands. To OP yourself and...
Minecraft Server Optimization – Blog

Minecraft Server Optimization

One of the biggest concerns for server owners is lag. Lag can have a variety of causes, whether it’s from resources you add to your server or the hardware your server runs on. Luckily, if you host with Apex, hardware should not be an issue. There are m...
Player List Overview – Blog

Player List Overview

As a server owner, having access to the players that have joined the server can be vital. Whether it is to gauge how many players have joined, providing the players with permissions, or to track down specific players, this can all be achieved through...
Reset the Nether on a Bedrock Server – Blog

Reset the Nether on a Bedrock Server

In Minecraft, exploring the Nether can be quite exciting. From the lakes of lava, to the dangerous creatures, it is quite a thrill to explore and mine for resources. However after some time, resources may deplete, requiring large travels to find fresh...
Upload a Bedrock World – Blog

Upload a Bedrock World

When your server is first created, it starts off with a freshly generated world. However, you may want to bring in a world that has already been worked on whether it’s from realms, singleplayer, or online. Uploading a custom world to your bedrock server c...
Use Live Chat – Blog

Use Live Chat

Apex Hosting offers cross-site support via LiveChat to provide on-demand assistance when you need it. The best use of our Live Chat is when you need a question answered fast whether it’s in relation to your server or not. If the inquiry is related...
User Page Overview – Blog

User Page Overview

If you have a server and want to give others access to manage it without giving out your personal account details, you can assign their account access through the Users management page. Users are registered control panel accounts that can be given access...
Welcome To Apex Minecraft Hosting – Blog

Welcome To Apex Minecraft Hosting

  Need help getting started? Check out the popular tutorials below or look for more of our getting started tutorials and videos in our knowledgebase. How to Use FTP Uploading a World to your Minecraft Server Basic Server Commands How to use Multicraft...
What are Minecraft Plugins? – Blog

What are Minecraft Plugins?

Minecraft is one of my favorite games, if you guys couldn’t tell. But with my favorite game there are a lot of drawbacks. Mojang and Microsoft fail to implement critical features that most gamers would consider basic. This can be anything from anti-cheat t...
What is a Permission Node? – Blog

What is a Permission Node?

Playing on Minecraft servers, it’s highly likely you have been on a server that has a ranking/group system. Generally in this system, certain groups have certain commands such as /fly, /gamemode, etc. Having a rank system is definitely one of the most e...
Working With Your Multicraft Control Panel – Blog

Working With Your Multicraft Control Panel

After you have selected the correct Minecraft hosting account you will now have access to the multicraft control panel for your new server. This can be accessed by following the link inside of your services tab on the account page and will also be emailed...
Your Panel Profile Overview – Blog

Your Panel Profile Overview

Your panel profile can be accessed by navigating to the settings icon along the top right section of the main navigation on the Apex Panel. From here you can manage language, email, password, and view your Craft-List account information. Language Allows...