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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...
Bedrock Edition Limitations and Features – Blog

Bedrock Edition Limitations and Features

When choosing a Minecraft edition to begin enjoying, some players may have questions about it. This is true for both Java and Bedrock, with the latter being more of a concern in the community due to a few reasons. These include server performance, customization,...
Chunk Loaders Minecraft – Blog

Chunk Loaders Minecraft

Creating mob farms in Minecraft can be a challenging activity, especially if you’re trying to maximize its efficiency. There are countless designs to grind for item drops, with some being in different dimensions. Whether you’re making an enderman or ...
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...
Dynmap Subdomain Setup – Blog

Dynmap Subdomain Setup

One of the best ways to help players on your Minecraft server is to install the Dynmap plugin, introducing a real-time map for anyone to view. This gives you the ability to see bases, villages, factions, and tons of other valuable information. It’s a...
Experimental Minecraft 1.21 Server – Blog

Experimental Minecraft 1.21 Server

Every year Minecraft releases a new version with minor to staggering changes, typically around June. However, there’s no concrete date for the upcoming 1.21 update. Considering many players were unhappy with 1.20, some might want to explore future versions w...
Fixing Minecraft Abandoned Connection Closed Error – Blog

Fixing Minecraft Abandoned Connection Closed Error

Launching Minecraft on your computer or console to play with friends on a dedicated server can be a wonderful experience. Whether you want to enjoy minigames or vanilla features, there are plenty of activities to try out. However, while trying to join...
How To Add Mods To A Modpack (Client Side) – Blog

How To Add Mods To A Modpack (Client Side)

Minecraft allows players to completely overhaul the gameplay through using Forge or Fabric modifications. These mods can introduce brand new creatures or building blocks to the game, with many other possibilities too. Most players use modpacks, large...
How to Add New Mobs in Minecraft – Blog

How to Add New Mobs in Minecraft

After playing Minecraft for a prolonged period of time, you and others alike may want new mobs in the world. Whether you want more animal diversity or simply fun creatures to enjoy, there are lots of opportunities to consider. However, the exact process...
How to Allocate More RAM to a Minecraft launcher – Blog

How to Allocate More RAM to a Minecraft launcher

Minecraft is a highly flexible game that allows users to customize almost everything about it. This is typically done with mods, which are required on the launcher. These need either Forge or Fabric versions of Minecraft to fully work, but may need more...
How to Change a Bedrock Edition Skin – Blog

How to Change a Bedrock Edition Skin

Customizing your character in Bedrock Edition of Minecraft can be tons of fun, as there are hundreds of skins to create and purchase from the marketplace. Overlooking these customizations results in the default skin, which isn’t appealing to most players. T...
How to Change Mob Spawn Limits – Blog

How to Change Mob Spawn Limits

Hosting a Minecraft server allows for many creations built by players, such as mob farms or grinders. This is an excellent way to obtain loot and experience orbs, but can occasionally become problematic. For instance, mobs can sometimes spawn in small...
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 Tick Speed in Minecraft – Blog

How to Change Tick Speed in Minecraft

As many players know, Minecraft provides an endless environment to explore and use. Whether you’re making Minecraft farms or hunting for valuable treasures, there’s plenty of activities to try out. However, some players may want to speed up everything to ...
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 Combine Resource Packs in Minecraft – Blog

How to Combine Resource Packs in Minecraft

Customizing the way Java or Bedrock Minecraft appears in-game is a popular activity among players, as there are endless possibilities. Whether you’re wanting a futuristic or medieval feeling in your world, changing the textures allows you to do that a...
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 Create a Custom Modpack for Minecraft – Blog

How to Create a Custom Modpack for Minecraft

While Minecraft can be tons of fun on its own, many players decide to add new features through the use of mods. While there are many existing modpacks that have a large variety of items, structures, and enemies, some prefer to have a more customized experience....
How to Delete Playerdata in Minecraft – Blog

How to Delete Playerdata in Minecraft

While playing with friends on a Minecraft server or enjoying a solo world in singleplayer, there’s no need to consider how the game stores data. This is due to the immense amount of activities to enjoy, such as collecting diamonds or traveling to new d...
How to Edit NBT Files in Minecraft – Blog

How to Edit NBT Files in Minecraft

When playing Minecraft on a server with friends or a solo world in singleplayer, we very rarely spend time thinking about how the game keeps track of data. Whether it’s the world settings itself or a player’s inventory, this information is kept in var...
How to Enable Cheats in Minecraft – Blog

How to Enable Cheats in Minecraft

Playing in your Vanilla Minecraft survival world can involve lots of time, as you’ll need to collect many resources to stay thriving in the harsh environment. Whether your goal is to reach the End or simply build the best base, countless materials and e...
How to Enable Spawn Protection for Your Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Enable Spawn Protection for Your Minecraft Server

While building your Minecraft server, protecting the spawn is extremely important. This starting location is where new players will embark on their journey, along with learning about the rules, commands, warps, shops, and other in-game features. Newcomers...
How to Enable Teleport in Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Enable Teleport in Minecraft Server

As you play on a Minecraft server, there may come a time where you need to instantly teleport to another location. Whether you want to see a friend’s building or get out of a sticky situation, this feature comes in handy for countless activities. However, e...
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 Find Minecraft Seed on Server Without OP – Blog

How to Find Minecraft Seed on Server Without OP

As you explore and survive in Minecraft servers, you may want to find the world’s seed. This can be used to create an identical version of it but also provides you with valuable information about generation. Unfortunately, you and others alike cannot f...
How To Find Minecraft Server IP – Blog

How To Find Minecraft Server IP

One of the most important aspects of hosting or joining a Minecraft server is knowing its IP address. These are primarily numbers with some being domains, but both allow players to join in-game. Losing this information or simply being unable to find it...
How to Get Rid of Water in Minecraft – Blog

How to Get Rid of Water in Minecraft

While building on Minecraft, there’s bound to be some challenges. These include finding a suitable location in your world, gathering needed resources, and clearing up debris. However, there’s one unfortunate obstacle that many builders encounter in the...
How to Get the Best Enchantments in Minecraft – Blog

How to Get the Best Enchantments in Minecraft

Expanding your armory in Minecraft opens the door for many activities, with enchanting being a major one. Players all around the world join their dedicated server and collect experience orbs so they can power up their equipment. Whether you want a strong...
How to Get Unique Armor in Minecraft – Blog

How to Get Unique Armor in Minecraft

While building an arsenal in Minecraft, players have a wide variety of armor sets to try out. These range from iron to netherite, which all have basic appearances in-game due to its design. This may lead some players to desire for armor customization,...
How to Give Players Permissions in Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Give Players Permissions in Minecraft Server

Setting up your Minecraft server to play with others involves installing plugins or mods, configuring files, and another important aspect. This last one is known as permissions, providing players with the ability to use commands and actions. In other...
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 and Use Modrinth – Blog

How to Install and Use Modrinth

Setting up mods or modpacks on Minecraft can be tedious work, especially for newcomers to the scene. Fortunately, there are plenty of third-party launchers that provide easy means to accomplish that. One of these has recently developed its own application...
How to Install Custom Modpacks in Minecraft – Blog

How to Install Custom Modpacks in Minecraft

A wonderful way to enjoy Minecraft is completely customizing it with modifications. These can be Forge or Fabric mods that can change the way you experience the game. Whether you’re wanting to explore brand new dimensions or have guns to easily kill h...
How to Install Minecraft Forge Client-Side – Blog

How to Install Minecraft Forge Client-Side

While vanilla Minecraft offers plenty of interesting experiences, one of the most exciting parts about the game is the ability to add mods. These allow you to bring the gameplay to a whole other level, adding new blocks, items, and even dimensions. However,...
How To Install Minecraft Mods with Forge (Client Side) – Blog

How To Install Minecraft Mods with Forge (Client Side)

While vanilla Minecraft can be a lot of fun on its own, adding mods is one of the many ways to spice up gameplay. From interesting items to entirely new dimensions, mods have near-unlimited potential. Whether you want to team up on a server or explore...
How to Join a Bedrock Edition Server on Xbox/Switch – Blog

How to Join a Bedrock Edition Server on Xbox/Switch

Minecraft Bedrock comes with its many benefits, with one of them being the ability to crossplay if Geyser is installed on the server. This means you can join a multiplayer Java world on multiple devices, including Xbox and Nintendo Switch. However, this...
How to Join a Minecraft Bedrock Edition Server on PS4 or PS5 – Blog

How to Join a Minecraft Bedrock Edition Server on PS4 or PS5

One huge advantage Bedrock has over Java is the potential for crossplay. Bedrock players can join any server running Geyser or the Bedrock edition of the game from almost any console. This process is very easy for players on a computer or using the PocketEdition...
How to Join a Minecraft Server on PC – Blog

How to Join a Minecraft Server on PC

Minecraft is the most popular game on the planet with millions of players having fun every day. This is due to an infinitely expanding open world that has endless possibilities, from building giant castles to exploring the Nether’s depths. However, s...
How to Keep Inventory On in Minecraft – Blog

How to Keep Inventory On in Minecraft

While playing Minecraft, it’s almost guaranteed that you and others alike will die at some point. This is a natural part of the game, as there’s dangerous terrain and many enemies in the world. Upon death, the player will drop all their gear and items on ...
How to Make a Hardcore Minecraft World – Blog

How to Make a Hardcore Minecraft World

After gathering overpowered equipment and defeating the Ender Dragon in Minecraft, the game can become too easy for some players. This might spark the desire to challenge yourself even further to have more fun. Fortunately, you and others alike can make...
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 a Minecraft SMP Server – Blog

How to Make a Minecraft SMP Server

Surviving in Minecraft with friends typically requires a dedicated server, as this way everyone can play without disruption. Whether you’re away from the house or actively in-game, anyone would be able to join and continue their adventures. There are m...
How to Make a Modded Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Make a Modded Minecraft Server

Players looking for an enhanced experience in Minecraft may have tried plugins on their dedicated server to achieve that but found it’s not entirely what they want. This is caused by a few limiting factors, which can be resolved through Forge or Fabric m...
How to Make an Iron Golem Farm in Minecraft – Blog

How to Make an Iron Golem Farm in Minecraft

Surviving on your Minecraft server or singleplayer world can be a challenging task, as there are many enemies and obstacles to overcome. Building a strong base and upgrading your armor are the best ways to stay alive during your grand adventure. However,...
How to Make an Offline Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Make an Offline Minecraft Server

Minecraft server owners can create amazing networks or unique communities to have a wonderful gameplay experience. However in some cases, specific setups can encounter problems and players would be unable to join. This may hinder in-game development,...
How to Make Custom Weapons in Minecraft – Blog

How to Make Custom Weapons in Minecraft

As you build an armory in Minecraft, you and other players alike may want personalized weapons. These can range from custom enchanted swords to renamed colored bows, along with brand new items to try out. It all boils down to what Minecraft edition and...
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 Reload Chunks in Minecraft – Blog

How to Reload Chunks in Minecraft

As players traverse the lands of Minecraft, its world generation loads 16×16 areas of blocks according to the seed. These are called chunks, which play critical roles in the game’s sustainability. On rare occasions, they can glitch out or otherwise e...
How To Remove Operator Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Remove Operator Minecraft Server

Whether operator permissions are for yourself or others, sometimes these privileges need to be removed for various reasons in Minecraft. These can be for safety purposes, while others might be avoiding cheats. Regardless of this, learning how to remove...
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 Set Up a World Border in Minecraft – Blog

How to Set Up a World Border in Minecraft

The world generation in Minecraft is endless, as it continues for millions of blocks. Players in your dedicated server can spend weeks wandering around this large map unless you limit it. In cases where you want to make survival, creative, or other kinds...
How to Set up Tebex on your Server – Blog

How to Set up Tebex on your Server

Hosting a Minecraft server has many benefits, such as the ability to completely control and customize the gameplay experience. However, dedicated hardware costs money to manage and use. This can be occasionally difficult at times, as some server owners...
How to Summon a Mob Without AI – Blog

How to Summon a Mob Without AI

After enabling cheats or getting server operator permissions in Minecraft, many activities become available for you to try out. Whether you want to quickly get items or locate specific biomes, you’re granted the ability to do that and more. However, t...
How to Trim a Minecraft World – Blog

How to Trim a Minecraft World

Hosting a Minecraft server with a large map can be tons of fun in-game, but sometimes owners want to download their world for several reasons. This can be a tedious process if the files are too large, as it would take too much time. Trimming your world...
How to Update Minecraft Bedrock Server – Blog

How to Update Minecraft Bedrock Server

As you load up Minecraft Bedrock Edition to play on your dedicated server, it may reject your connection. There can be many reasons for this, with one of them being version incompatibility. This means that the server doesn’t have the latest build installed, r...
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...
How to Upload Java or Bedrock Server Worlds to Singleplayer – Blog

How to Upload Java or Bedrock Server Worlds to Singleplayer

In some cases, Minecraft server owners may want to download their worlds and play them on singleplayer. This applies to Java and Bedrock editions, even across modified versions such as Paper or Forge. Whether you want to simply save your server maps or...
How to Use Effects in Minecraft – Blog

How to Use Effects in Minecraft

Players in Minecraft likely encountered effects from items or in-game events, causing positive or negative outcomes. These can be used for advantages in survival mode, such as strength or speed. However in some cases, server owners may want to set up...
Minecraft Bamboo Guide – Blog

Minecraft Bamboo Guide

As players explore the endless amount of biomes in Minecraft, they may come across unique vegetation – such as bamboo. This is considered a plant but behaves similarly to trees. They are extremely useful in Minecraft, as one crafting recipe is special a...
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 Entity Wizard – Blog

Minecraft Entity Wizard

Many modders in Minecraft make custom entities for their projects, leading to some wonderful creations such as Ice and Fire: Dragons. This can take a lot of time, energy, and skill to accomplish, which isn’t ideal for inexperienced creators who want t...
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 RCON Setup – Blog

Minecraft RCON Setup

Monitoring your Minecraft server plays an important role in being an owner, as you must manage activities and events in-game. Whether you need to ban cheaters or broadcast messages to your players, the primary tool used for such tasks is the console....
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 Shaders for Low End PCs – Blog

Minecraft Shaders for Low End PCs

Customizing your Minecraft experience can take many forms, from using mods to texture packs. Another one to try out are shaders, which have been increasing in popularity over the years. This makes your game look absolutely stunning, as it amplifies the...
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...
Mods vs Plugins – Blog

Mods vs Plugins

Minecraft is arguably one of the most influential games ever made. With regular updates and an infinite procedurally generated world, the sky’s the limit for what you can do. Unfortunately, vanilla Minecraft can get a bit boring after a while. Mods...
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,...
Rarest Animals in Minecraft – Blog

Rarest Animals in Minecraft

As you and other players alike explore the Minecraft world, there may come a time when you encounter an abnormal animal. These rare mobs vary from skeleton horses to special axolotls, which you may have randomly stumbled upon before. This can intrigue...
Replicating a Modpack via Spigot Plugins – Blog

Replicating a Modpack via Spigot Plugins

Hosting a Forge or Fabric Minecraft server can introduce many new features to the game, such as machines, custom equipment, and unique materials. Unfortunately, most mods require all players to install them on their client before connecting, making it...
Setting Up A Minecraft Subdomain For Your Server – Blog

Setting Up A Minecraft Subdomain For Your Server

While joining a Minecraft server, players must enter an address to successfully make the connection. This process typically involves using numbers but can be changed to be anything you want. Rather than typing an IP Address:Port to join a Minecraft server,...
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...
Simulation Distance in Minecraft – Blog

Simulation Distance in Minecraft

As you play Minecraft and explore various biomes, encounter mobs, and collect resources, many background operations are performed. These typically include rendering chunks, with one type meant to save memory. This is known as simulation distance, an operation...
Start an Experimental Minecraft 1.20 Server – Blog

Start an Experimental Minecraft 1.20 Server

Minecraft’s 1.20 update isn’t releasing this year, making you and others wait a long time before playing it. This can be inconvenient if you’re wanting to test the upcoming features, especially with your friends. Luckily, Mojang added a new server optio...
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 add-on, we are able to assist you even further when it comes to creating your server. This means...
Vanilla Minecraft Server Commands – Blog

Vanilla Minecraft 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...
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...
Why Can't I Join My Friend's Minecraft Server – Blog

Why Can't I Join My Friend's Minecraft Server

Loading up Minecraft to join a friend’s server is an activity done by millions across the world, with a small number of them experiencing issues along the way. These problems disrupt the player’s connection and can be tricky to troubleshoot. Whether it’...