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One of the most exciting parts about hosting a Minecraft Server is the ability to customize it past Vanilla Minecraft, and one of the best ways to do this is with plugins. Unlike mods, plugins do not need to be installed client-side and do not need any special software client-side to run. However, if you want to run plugins you will need to have your server as either Craftbukkit, Spigot, or Paper. Plugins can provide a multitude of extra commands to better manage the server and add in fun and useful mechanics, such as the ability to set who can access and build in certain areas, add prefixes and suffixes to names, create different ranks with access to different commands, add RPG elements, add virtual economies, and many more. There are thousands of plugins available on the Bukkit and Spigot repositories that you can choose from to spice up your server. It’s likely that if you have played on Minecraft Servers, you have had experience with some plugins. While plugins are great, they can sometimes be a bit difficult to use and install if you have not done so before. This is why we have a knowledgebase full of useful tutorials for a variety of popular plugins that will teach you how you can install the plugins, configure, and use them.

Chat Formatting with Essentials Chat – Blog

Chat Formatting with Essentials Chat

Chat formatting lets you control what the chat looks like when anyone speaks in-game. This is how you typically set group names and generally change the formatting to make players or groups stand out. Chat formatting in Paper is made up of two parts....
Citizens Plugin – Blog

Citizens Plugin

One of the best things about a Minecraft Server is being able to customize it past Vanilla Minecraft. Adding plugins is just the way to do it, and a great way to bring life to your server is with Citizens, a Minecraft plugin that enables the creation...
Coreprotect – Blog


This plugin is best used when in the hands of server mods and server hosts, people who need to know when something happened and who did it, or even if something happened. We all have had that friend who says they got diamonds, but you’re never really s...
DragonSlayer Minecraft Plugin – Blog

DragonSlayer Minecraft Plugin

A large part of vanilla Minecraft is travelling to The End to face the Ender Dragon itself. While it can be exciting, the suspense and challenge will mostly fade after it is defeated. The dragon can be respawned, but it often stops there. This is where...
Grappling Hook Minecraft Plugin – Blog

Grappling Hook Minecraft Plugin

Vanilla Minecraft is all about exploring. Whether it’s exploring vast caves or trekking the great mountains; after a long time of this the desire for a fresh approach to travel heightens. This is especially true when dealing with large heights....
How to Add Plugins to a Proxy Server in Minecraft – Blog

How to Add Plugins to a Proxy Server in Minecraft

  Within Minecraft, plugins are often used to expand gameplay, while proxy servers link multiple servers together. It is possible to add plugins to the proxy server as well, which can further expand the gameplay elements across all servers. With...
How To Add Plugins To Your Minecraft Server – Blog

How To Add Plugins To Your Minecraft Server

With your Apex Minecraft server, you can quickly add plugins to a Craftbukkit server with just a few steps. What plugins for Minecraft you choose to add is entirely at your discretion; if you’re just starting out and not sure what plugins you should...
How to Enable Skins on a Minecraft Server – Blog

How to Enable Skins on a Minecraft Server

When playing on Minecraft servers, one of the most common ways for players to express themselves is with the use of skins. Skins are the perfect way to add customization to Minecraft characters. While these are great, when running an offline server, or...
How To Get World Edit in Minecraft – Blog

How To Get World Edit in Minecraft

Building in Minecraft is a relaxing experience, possibly even the most important part of the game, but as fun as it is, placing blocks one by one can easily become tedious. Large structures have hundreds, if not thousands of blocks in them, and putting...
How to Install and Use Grief Prevention – Blog

How to Install and Use Grief Prevention

When playing on a Minecraft server, there is always the chance of encountering troublesome players who enjoy griefing bases or looting. Griefing is often a cause for players departing from a server, due to their hard work being lost. Introducing Grief...
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