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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

Chat Formatting with Essentials Chat

Overview 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...
Citizens Plugin

Citizens Plugin

Overview 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...
Coreprotect

Coreprotect

Overview 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 n...
DragonSlayer Minecraft Plugin

DragonSlayer Minecraft Plugin

OverviewA 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....
Grappling Hook Minecraft Plugin

Grappling Hook Minecraft Plugin

Overview 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 Your Minecraft Server

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

How to Enable Skins on a Minecraft Server

OverviewWhen 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...
How to Install and Set Up GeyserMC

How to Install and Set Up GeyserMC

  Overview:One of the main struggles you may have come across with Minecraft is the inability to cross-play with your friends from a different version of the game. By default the Bedrock and Java versions of the game are not able to play together....
How To Install and Use EssentialsX

How To Install and Use EssentialsX

Essentially EssentialsXWhen you think of server commands , you probably think of whisper, warp, weather, home, or similar commands. However, most of those commands don't actually come with Vanilla Minecraft . These commands that we have all come...
How to Install and Use LuckPerms in Minecraft

How to Install and Use LuckPerms in Minecraft

Learn how to use LuckPerms with our tutorial As an owner of a Minecraft server , one of the key variables you need to pay attention to are ranks. Many server owners wonder how they can make someone an admin on a Minecraft server. A ranking system allows...
How To Install And Use PermissionsEx Plugin

How To Install And Use PermissionsEx Plugin

  Overview On a variety of servers, you may notice that each player is given a set of ranks, whether they are static, or you gain new ones. These ranks can be configured with custom permissions, allowing a difference between staff members or normal...
How To Install And Use ShopGUIPlus Plugin

How To Install And Use ShopGUIPlus Plugin

ShopGui Overview ShopGUI+ is a premium Bukkit plugin that allows you to add a custom shop to your Minecraft server that can be accessed via the /shop command. This plugin is the basis for your server’s economy. It allows you to set up GUI based sh...
How to Install and Use the ClearLagg Plugin

How to Install and Use the ClearLagg Plugin

Overview One of the biggest concerns for server owners is lag. Lag can be caused for a variety of reasons, whether it’s from what you build, collect and mine on your server or the hardware your server runs on. However if you host with Apex hardware s...
How To Install And Use the Minecraft Vault Plugin

How To Install And Use the Minecraft Vault Plugin

Overview Vault is used on nearly every server for storing various data as well as allowing plugins to hook into one another. There is little to no configuration to be done here as Vault is mostly an install and forget type of plugin that allows your...
How To Install And Use TitleManager Plugin

How To Install And Use TitleManager Plugin

Basic Description TitleManager is a useful plugin for such things as configuring a pop-up welcome message upon players joining your server, or making your tab list more information regarding your server. For the purposes of this server we’ll mostly b...
How To Install And Use WorldEdit On Minecraft Servers

How To Install And Use WorldEdit On Minecraft Servers

Overview 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,...
How To Install And Use WorldGuard Plugin in Minecraft

How To Install And Use WorldGuard Plugin in Minecraft

WorldGuard Tutorial When hosting a Minecraft server , one of the most important features to have is world protection. Nothing is worse than spending hours of hard work to build only for someone to come on and destroy it. There are plugins out there...
How to install Tebex (Formerly Buycraft)

How to install Tebex (Formerly Buycraft)

Everyone wants to play minecraft but hosting it costs money. The easiest and free way to start collecting money to support your server is to take donations and offer in game perks to those that buy packages from you. This augmented gameplay for a fee...
How to Install the Dynmap Plugin for Minecraft

How to Install the Dynmap Plugin for Minecraft

Overview One of the great ways to customize your Minecraft server is with plugins. With thousands of plugins, your server has endless possibilities from creating Factions to having an online map of your server. Dynmap is an awesome way to expand your...
How to Install the Holographic Displays Plugin

How to Install the Holographic Displays Plugin

HolographicDisplays allows the Minecraft server owner or staff members to create easy to see and edit displays that can be used to relay information in a clean and timely manner to players. Rather than using the old method of placing hundreds of signs...
How to Load a Schematic in WorldEdit

How to Load a Schematic in WorldEdit

OverviewCreating the perfect build in Minecraft can be a long process but a totally worthwhile one. Whether you are making a small house or a massive kingdom you will most likely want to save it to add to another world or share with others. This...
How to Setup and Use Simple Voice Chat in Minecraft

How to Setup and Use Simple Voice Chat in Minecraft

Installing Proximity Voice ChatSimple Voice Chat is a proximity chat mod and plugin that allows you to chat with other nearby players without having to join a discord server or voice channel. This mod gives an extra level of immersion to the game...
How To Setup BungeeCord on Multicraft

How To Setup BungeeCord on Multicraft

Overview You may have seen servers with a variety of game modes, minigames , and worlds. Being able to bring a diverse gameplay to your users is a dream of many server owners. Sadly, this can’t be done with a single server. However, with Bungeecord y...
How To Use Multiverse Core Plugin

How To Use Multiverse Core Plugin

The Classic Server Plugin Multiverse-Core of Server-ness Ever wonder how servers have so many mini-games and worlds? Wonder no more! Multiverse is another plugin you’ll often find in various types of Minecraft servers . The way that it is best a...
Minecraft ChestShop Plugin

Minecraft ChestShop Plugin

Overview This is a plugin used across a variety of servers in a variety of ways. It allows your everyday player to create a shop that they can then link to a sign and chest in order to sell or buy any items within the game. For a prison server this...
Minecraft CommandNPC Plugin

Minecraft CommandNPC Plugin

Overview One of the most common seen features in Minecraft Servers is the character models that allow you to either open shops, teleport to worlds/gamemodes, or give you general server information. This is done through the CommandNPC plugin. CommandNPC...
Minecraft ViaVersion Plugin

Minecraft ViaVersion Plugin

Basic Description This plugin allows newer versions of Minecraft to connect to older server types or vice versa. For example, if you have a server running on 1.17.1 and you are playing on the 1.13.2 version of the game, you can still join the server...
NametagEdit Plugin

NametagEdit Plugin

Overview NametagEdit is a simple yet fun plugin that allows player nametags to have not only prefixes, but also suffixes! Not only that, if you would like to add color to your titles you can! With many types of applications...
NoCheatPlus Plugin

NoCheatPlus Plugin

Basic Description The absolute worst thing that can happen to a server owner is their server being plagued with hackers. Horrible beings who install cheats onto their game locally, and are able to use them on servers, whether it be to get an unfair...
NuVotifier & Rewards Plugin

NuVotifier & Rewards Plugin

  Overview:In Minecraft, playing on servers can be a lot of fun, as you get to build and explore with other people. A lot of these servers have plugins that add features such as in-game currency for shops, as well as other cosmetic rewards....
Rankup Plugin

Rankup Plugin

Overview Rankup is a plugin that lets you use the /rankup command to move through the ranks defined by PermissionsEx, there are 6 ranks to move through by default and as you gain money through jobs and mcMMO you’ll be able to r...
Recommended Minecraft Server Plugins

Recommended Minecraft Server Plugins

Overview Plugins are the perfect way to customize a Minecraft server . The plugins ultimately build the theme of the server as they can be used for minigames , gametypes such as survival, server management, and much more. With over 40,000 plugins currently...
Remove Plugin and Change Version

Remove Plugin and Change Version

Once you’ve installed a plugin using the Bukget feature you can easily update or remove the plugin from within the same section the respective plugins information is listed.When you install a plugin using Bukget you will notice a sudden change i...