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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

Add Scheduled Tasks To Your Minecraft Server

Overview 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...
Chat Page Overview

Chat Page Overview

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 ...
Converting Client Modpack Versions To Server Version

Converting Client Modpack Versions To Server Version

Introduction 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...
How to Add a Minecraft Server Icon

How to Add a Minecraft Server Icon

Overview 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...
How To Add a MySQL Database To Your Minecraft Server

How To Add a MySQL Database To Your Minecraft Server

You may have come across some plugins requiring 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 data in a spreadsheet.For...
How To Add a World To Your Java Minecraft Server

How To Add a World To Your Java Minecraft Server

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

How to add Behavior Packs to a Bedrock Edition World

OverviewModifying 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,...
How To Add Minecraft Commands To Your Server

How To Add Minecraft Commands To Your Server

Overview 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...
How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server

How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server

Overview 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...

How To Add Plugins With Bukget Plugin Manager in Multicraft

Overview 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...
How To Add Plugins With Spongeforge

How To Add Plugins With Spongeforge

Overview 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...
How To Add Resource Packs To Minecraft

How To Add Resource Packs To Minecraft

Overview 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 i...
How To Backup Your Minecraft Server

How To Backup Your Minecraft Server

Due to the fickle 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 your world...
How To Ban and Unban Players

How To Ban and Unban Players

As an admistrator 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 Minecraft Server Version

How To Change The Minecraft Server Version

With Minecraft server hosting from Apex you have full control over your server in selecting which server version you want to run. This can be a standard vanilla server of any release version which can be downloaded from the official site or a number...
How To Change The MOTD On A Minecraft Server

How To Change The MOTD On A Minecraft Server

Overview 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...
How To Change Your Minecraft Server Name

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. Change Server Name You can quickly change the server...
How To Change Your Minecraft Server Seed

How To Change Your Minecraft Server Seed

Overview 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...
How to Change Your Minecraft Server View Distance

How to Change Your Minecraft Server View Distance

OverviewWithin 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...
How to Connect To Your Minecraft Server With FTP

How to Connect To Your Minecraft Server With FTP

What is FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? 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, b...
How to Create a Subdomain in Minecraft

How to Create a Subdomain in Minecraft

What is a Minecraft server subdomain? 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...
How to Download a Minecraft World

How to Download a Minecraft World

Overview 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 m...
How To Edit Minecraft Server Files

How To Edit Minecraft Server Files

How to Access 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....
How To Edit Server Config Files

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

How to Enable and Disable the End and Nether

Overview 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...
How To Enable Command Blocks

How To Enable Command Blocks

OverviewA 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...
How To Enable Flying On A Minecraft Server

How To Enable Flying On A Minecraft Server

Overview 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...
How to Install and use the Spongeforge Plugin

How to Install and use the Spongeforge Plugin

Overview 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 u...
How to Install and Use the Thermos Plugin

How to Install and Use the Thermos Plugin

OverviewHaving 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 p...
How To Install Minecraft Data Packs

How To Install Minecraft Data Packs

Overview 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....
How To Install Minecraft Modpacks Manually

How To Install Minecraft Modpacks Manually

Overview 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...
How to Install Plugins on a Minecraft Java Server

How to Install Plugins on a Minecraft Java Server

OverviewVanilla 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...
How To Make A Flat World In Multicraft

How To Make A Flat World In Multicraft

Overview 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...
How To Manually Install Fabric on a Minecraft Server

How To Manually Install Fabric on a Minecraft Server

  OverviewPlaying 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...
How to merge the nether/end into the world folder

How to merge the nether/end into the world folder

OverviewOne 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...
How to OP Yourself In Minecraft

How to OP Yourself In Minecraft

Overview 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...
How to Reset the Nether in Minecraft Java Edition

How to Reset the Nether in Minecraft Java Edition

OverviewOne 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...
How To Reset Your Minecraft World & Start a New World

How To Reset Your Minecraft World & Start a New World

Overview 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 ...
How To Restore Your Minecraft World From a Backup

How To Restore Your Minecraft World From a Backup

Overview 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...
How to Set The Difficulty in a Minecraft Server

How to Set The Difficulty in a Minecraft Server

OverviewDifficulty 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...
How To Set Up A Whitelist on Your Minecraft Server

How To Set Up A Whitelist on Your Minecraft Server

Overview 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...
How To Set Up Minecraft Forge

How To Set Up Minecraft Forge

Overview Forge is a Minecraft Mod Loader which enables the use of mods on your Minecraft server . You may want to install a version of Forge that is not already provided in our jar dropdown. If this is the case, you can manually install Forge to the...
How To Turn Off PVP In a Minecraft Server

How To Turn Off PVP In a Minecraft Server

OverviewOne 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...
How To Update a Modpack

How To Update a Modpack

OverviewModpacks are an excellent way to bring excitement to your Minecraft Server which is why we host a wide variety of modpacks for our one-click installation in the control panel. However, frequently there are new updates and patches released...
How to Update Bukkit with Multicraft

How to Update Bukkit with Multicraft

Updating Bukkit with Multicraft on your Server A common inquiry about multicraft control panel accounts for minecraft hosting services asks "how do i upgrade bukkit to the latest version?" This is due to the fact that Multicraft is programmed to only...

How To Update Your EULA.txt file for 1.7.10

With the release of 1.7.10, users are now 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

How to Upload a Custom Jar File For Minecraft

OverviewThere 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...
How To Use Cauldron On Your Minecraft Server

How To Use Cauldron On Your Minecraft Server

Overview 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 p...
How To Use The Minecraft Console in Multicraft

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

Installing a Mod Pack on Your Server

Since the game of Minecraft is very sandbox-like you can turn your hosting account into any type of server that you would like. There are endless options only limited by the imagination but each has an associated level of difficulty for bringing to life...
Interpreting the Resource Graph

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 Server

Managing Your Server

The server details and management page is the page you see when you select one of your servers to manage. You can view your servers and the servers you have access to by clicking your player head at the top right navigation menu or from within the dashboard...
Minecraft Server Commands

Minecraft Server Commands

OP Yourself 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....
Minecraft Server Optimization

Minecraft Server Optimization

Overview One of the biggest concerns for server owners is lag. Lag can be caused from a variety of ways, whether it’s from resources you add to your server or the hardware your server runs on, however, if you host with Apex , hardware shouldn’t be ...
Player List Overview

Player List Overview

The Player List logs information on any player that joins your server. Each server's player list is unique and can be used to manage the player's role on the panel, ban status, and review their previous connection details. Players can be assigned to...
Upload a Bedrock World

Upload a Bedrock World

Overview 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 b...
Use Live Chat

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 to...
User Page Overview

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...
Welcome To Apex Minecraft Hosting

Welcome To Apex Minecraft Hosting

Your Order has been Completed! Thank you for your choosing Apex Hosting  Getting Started Tutorials Need help getting started? Check out the popular tutorials below or look for more of our getting started tutorials and videos in our knowledgebase....
What are Minecraft Plugins?

What are Minecraft Plugins?

OverviewMinecraft 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 f...
What is a Permission Node?

What is a Permission Node?

Overview 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 o...
Working With Your Multicraft Control Panel

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

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...