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Knowledgebase / Plugins

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.

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...
Chat Formatting with Essentials Chat

Chat Formatting with Essentials Chat

Chat formatting is how 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 Bukkit is made up of two parts....
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...
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...
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 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 an ...
CommandNPC Plugin

CommandNPC Plugin

Overview CommandNPC is what allows the NPCs near spawn to open up the GUI (Graphical User Interface) when you right-click on them. It also allows for the wilderness teleportation to take place when you click on the NPC right outside of the spawn area. This...
Coreprotect

Coreprotect

Which Coreprotect Commands are there? 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...
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 And Use Essentials Plugin

How To Install And Use Essentials Plugin

Essentially EssentialsX When you think of server commands , you probably think of whisper, warp, weather, home, or similar commands. You should know that those commands didn’t really come with vanilla minecraft. These commands that we all have come t...
Holographic Displays Plugin

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 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 Setup Bungee Cord on Multicraft

How To Setup Bungee Cord 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

Multiverse is another plugin you’ll often find in various types of Minecraft servers . The way that it is best applied in a survival server with an mcMMO focus like this one is by allowing you to separate a “spawn-world” from the main world that you’l...
NametagEdit Plugin

NametagEdit Plugin

Basic Description This is a fairly lightweight plugin mostly used for aesthetic purposes that allow you to set up different prefixes and suffixes that appear over playerheads. For example, the plugin can be used to add the prefix [Owner] to you the...
NoCheatPlus Plugin

NoCheatPlus Plugin

Basic Description NoCheatPlus is a useful plugin for nearly any server. This is an anti-cheat plugin that basically prevents any sort of hacked clients from exploiting on your server. It constantly checks things like player movement, speed, block breaking,...
NuVotifier & Rewards Plugin

NuVotifier & Rewards Plugin

NuVotifier is a plugin whose purpose is to get notified when a vote is made on a Minecraft server list for the server. Once a vote has been cast and intercepted by NuVotifier, you can then use a rewards plugins to grant users a reward upon voting.   Prerequisites...
How To Install And Use PermissionsEx Plugin

How To Install And Use PermissionsEx Plugin

Basic Description This is the basis for all permissions on your server. If you want to have different ranks or groups that your players can be a part of then a permissions plugin is a necessity for your server. PermissionsEx is one of the best and easiest...
Rankup Plugin

Rankup Plugin

Basic Description 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 rank up and u...
Recommended Bukkit Plugins

Recommended Bukkit Plugins

With over 16,000 plugins currently available on the Bukkit Repo, it can be a daunting task to pick out the ones you need to get your server secured and ready for players to join. So we’ve gone ahead and provided a list of the top recommended plugins. Now f...
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...
How To Install And Use ShopGUIPlus Plugin

How To Install And Use ShopGUIPlus Plugin

 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 shop...
How To Install And Use Title Manager Plugin

How To Install And Use Title Manager 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 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...
ViaVersion Plugin

ViaVersion Plugin

Basic Description This plugin does not require any configuration, it allows newer versions of Minecraft to connect to older server types. For example if you have a server running on 1.12.2 and your client version of the game is running on 1.13.1 you...
How To Install And Use WorldEdit On Minecraft Servers

How To Install And Use WorldEdit On Minecraft Servers

Basic Description WorldEdit is on pretty much every Minecraft server that runs plugins . This is because it is a huge help to build the incredible spawns and builds that you see on servers. On top of that, WorldEdit makes it very easy to copy builds...
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...