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If you host a Minecraft Server through Apex, there are endless features and possibilities to help you manage your server. Some of these features can include adding sub-users to your billing area, setting up a subdomain, installing plugins and much more. However, with so many different options and possibilities, you may be struggling to learn all of them. We have created a knowledgebase that includes general tutorials for all different aspects of both Minecraft and Minecraft Servers. This category has an enormous variety of guides that should be able to assist you in creating your dream server.

A Guide to Minecraft Server Advertising – Blog

A Guide to Minecraft Server Advertising

We all know that playing on a Minecraft Server with no players online can get pretty boring. Most server owners dream of having the biggest and best Minecraft server, but it’s easier said than done to create a server that will be able to attract players. T...
Donation perks that comply with the EULA – Blog

Donation perks that comply with the EULA

In This Guide I Will Show You: The latest EULA terms Why server owners should be compliant with Mojang’s EULA How to make donation packages that are compliant with Mojang’s EULA How to advertise your donation packages In short, Mojang is trying...
How To Add Mods To A Modpack (Client Side) – Blog

How To Add Mods To A Modpack (Client Side)

Having a modded Minecraft server is a great way to customize your gameplay experience. However, playing with mods is not as simple as just uploading them to your server. For every mod that you add to your server, you will also have to add it to your client-side...
How to Allocate More RAM to a Minecraft launcher – Blog

How to Allocate More RAM to a Minecraft launcher

Modpacks are a great way to spice up your gameplay experience, there are thousands of fun packs out there and many different launchers you can use that allows you to play with ease of access. While modpacks are a lot of fun, some of them can be quite...
How to Change the Minecraft Java Edition Version – Blog

How to Change the Minecraft Java Edition Version

As more and more Minecraft versions are released, the pool of potential server versions will only grow. While many server owners will aim to run the latest version, there are exceptions to this that will often occur. Running mods, waiting for plugin updates,...
How To Change Your Minecraft Name – Blog

How To Change Your Minecraft Name

Owning a Minecraft account requires you to have a username, and sometimes you’re unhappy with it or want to simply change the name. Luckily in 2015, Mojang allowed name changes for all Java accounts. Since then, there have been thousands of username e...
How to Convert a Bedrock World to Java Edition – Blog

How to Convert a Bedrock World to Java Edition

After playing on Minecraft Bedrock Edition for an extended period of time, you may wish to switch over to Java edition instead. While this seems simple on the surface, worlds are not compatible between versions by default. Thankfully a website called...
How to Find Minecraft Plugins – Blog

How to Find Minecraft Plugins

Minecraft plugins are a great way to bring new life to your server. Whether it’s used for admin purposes or to enhance the game play, having these additions can be very beneficial. While these are great, researching Minecraft plugins can be challenging....
How To Host a Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Host a Minecraft Server

The greatest feature of the increasingly popular game Minecraft is that anyone is able to create and own their own server. This is incredible is it allows for complete customization of the game with basically limitless options. You can do this from your...
How to Install and Use LiteLoader Mods – Blog

How to Install and Use LiteLoader Mods

Minecraft mods offer a fantastic way to spice up and add new features to your Minecraft game. Using mods, your Minecraft game can be turned into anything you can imagine. They add new blocks, new items, enemies and dimensions, and even change the gameplay...
How to Install Custom Modpacks in Minecraft – Blog

How to Install Custom Modpacks in Minecraft

One of the best ways to enjoy Minecraft is by customizing it with mods, which is why we have many one-click install modpacks available on our game panel. However, you may want to use your own mods or a custom modpack. Creating a custom modpack can be...
How to Install Minecraft Forge Client-Side – Blog

How to Install Minecraft Forge Client-Side

One of the most exciting parts about playing Minecraft is using mods. Mods allow for customization past Vanilla Minecraft and can really change your gameplay in some awesome ways. However, adding mods is not as simple as just putting them into a mods...
How To Install Minecraft Mods with Forge (Client Side) – Blog

How To Install Minecraft Mods with Forge (Client Side)

Having a modded Minecraft server is a great way to customize your gameplay experience. However, playing with mods is not as simple as just uploading them to your server. For every mod that goes into your server, it has to be run client-side. Minecraft...
How to Join a Bedrock Edition Server on Xbox/Switch – Blog

How to Join a Bedrock Edition Server on Xbox/Switch

One of the biggest perks for playing on Bedrock or a Java server with Geyser is the potential for cross-play. Bedrock players can join any server running GeyserMC or Bedrock Edition from any console. Most people know this already from playing on PC and...
How to Join a Minecraft Server on PC – Blog

How to Join a Minecraft Server on PC

Minecraft is one of the most enjoyable and fun games on the planet. With its infinite expanding open world and hands off approach to letting the player learn the world, its bound to give anyone a fun time. But you wanna know the only thing more enjoyable...
How To Make a Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Make a Minecraft Server

Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world and is very easy to start playing on single player. If you want to play Minecraft in multiplayer, you will need to have a server to connect to. This is a centrally located server where multiple players...
How to Make Money on your Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Make Money on your Minecraft Server

Minecraft servers aren’t cheap to host or to maintain, and keeping a large server (or a network of servers!) up with your own pocket money isn’t a viable long-term option for most people. Consider the expenses of hosting a well-developed Minecraft ser...
How to Play Minecraft VR on Oculus Rift – Blog

How to Play Minecraft VR on Oculus Rift

When you have been playing vanilla Minecraft for an extended period of time, you may eventually find the format of the game tiresome. Without mods, the game is often repetitive and you grow to play the game with less challenge, as you know the ins and...
How to Play Minecraft with Friends – Blog

How to Play Minecraft with Friends

For years, Minecraft has been known as one of the world’s most popular video games. While many may think that this is due to the expansive features and seemingly endless possibilities in single-player, one of the main reasons is the ability to play M...
How to prevent XRay on a Minecraft Server – Blog

How to prevent XRay on a Minecraft Server

As Minecraft is a game with no official anti-cheat or guidelines that prevent players from cheating, many players choose the dark side. The easiest form of cheating that your server denizens may adopt is X-Ray, which allows them to see through blocks...
How to Respawn the Ender Dragon – Blog

How to Respawn the Ender Dragon

Fighting the Ender Dragon can be considered a staple to any Minecraft server. You may even want to wait for all players to be ready to fight the dragon together and make it an event! Sometimes though players might skip ahead and fight the dragon alone,...
How to Set a Spawn Point in Minecraft – Blog

How to Set a Spawn Point in Minecraft

Almost all Minecraft servers need a spawn point for new and returning players, which can be configured through multiple methods. Having a spawn for your users is important to establish shops, farms, arenas, or anything else that you want people to utilize....
How to Update Mods on a Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Update Mods on a Minecraft Server

Keeping Minecraft modpacks updated on your server and launcher are important for ensuring you or others can easily join. It can be a lot of fun to play, but when a new update is released, it can be difficult to change the pack’s version. A good example o...
Minecraft Banners – Blog

Minecraft Banners

In the world of Minecraft, the world is an expression of your creativity. Your builds and your way of living are an extension of yourself, and offer a good indication of your person to other players. But today, we don’t care about any of that. We need s...
Minecraft Color Codes Overview – Blog

Minecraft Color Codes Overview

While playing on your Minecraft server, you may notice that certain texts are colored or using bold and italicized formatting. You might want to use them yourself to make your server stand out by changing the default appearance of your game chat, item...
Minecraft Modded Server Optimizations Guide – Blog

Minecraft Modded Server Optimizations Guide

Of all aspects of a Minecraft Server, lag is something that no server owner ever wants to experience. No one wants to have to keep placing blocks that disappear or wait many seconds to eat a piece of food. These are just minor inconveniences in a whole...
Minecraft Server Compatibility – Blog

Minecraft Server Compatibility

There are two different versions of Minecraft that can be played on over seven different device types. This may cause some confusion when trying to determine what is possible to run on your Apex Hosting server. In this guide we will go over what devices...
Minecraft Server RAM Calculator – Blog

Minecraft Server RAM Calculator

So you’ve decided to set up a game server, but how much does your selected game require? Whether it is choosing from a variety of Minecraft versions or one of our many other games, each configuration will require different amounts of RAM allocated to t...
Minecraft Vanilla Server Commands – Blog

Minecraft Vanilla Server Commands

As a server owner, it is only a matter of time before you will need to make use of commands. There are hundreds of commands available in the base game. They can do anything from changing the time of day to completely killing every mob on the server and...
Modpack Creation Service Addon – Blog

Modpack Creation Service Addon

One of the best ways to enjoy Minecraft is by customizing it with mods. This is why we have many one-click install modpacks available on our game panel. However, you may want to use your own mods or a custom modpack. Creating a custom modpack can be difficult...
Plugin Installation Addon – Blog

Plugin Installation Addon

One of the most exciting features of Minecraft is the ability to customize it past the normal Vanilla version. Plugins are just the way to do this. With plugins, you can add all sorts of custom features to your server including new minigames, gamemodes,...
Setting Up A Minecraft Subdomain For Your Server – Blog

Setting Up A Minecraft Subdomain For Your Server

  When playing on a newly created Minecraft server, you will need to join with a numerical IP address and port. The IP of a Minecraft server may look like 195.27.18.197:25749, which can be difficult to remember. In response, many users aim to connect...
Shared IP vs Dedicated IP vs Sub-domain – Blog

Shared IP vs Dedicated IP vs Sub-domain

Since Minecraft servers are not publicly listed, you will need to know the Server Address of your server in order to connect to it. There are 4 types of server addresses you can use when connecting to your Minecraft server. While some of these types may...
The Complete Guide To Minecraft For Parents – Blog

The Complete Guide To Minecraft For Parents

Minecraft is a sandbox game which means that players roam virtual worlds and can freely approach objectives or create their own. This non-linear gameplay makes it difficult for some to get started, but there is an abundance of information and opportunity...
Understanding Premium Support – Blog

Understanding Premium Support

Here at Apex, we understand how difficult it can be to create and develop a Minecraft Server. That is why we have created the premium support addon. With this addon, we are able to assist you even further when it comes to creating your server. This means...
What is a dedicated IP used for? – Blog

What is a dedicated IP used for?

As a Minecraft server host we are able to offer dedicated IPs for our clients for a small extra charge, and we want you to fully understand what this is used for. Unfortunately, IPs are a limited resource so we are forced to charge a bit for them as much...
What is Minecraft TPS? – Blog

What is Minecraft TPS?

A servers TPS or Ticks Per Second is used to quantify the overall health of your server’s performance. Like a heartbeat, your server beats at a fixed rate of 20 ticks per second, so one tick every 0.05 seconds. On each tick, various aspects of the...