Minecraft Plugins Quickstart Server
Last modified on Feb 28, 2022 in Gametypes
By Dalton Whalen
When deciding to host a server, selecting plugins is often time-consuming and can be difficult to configure. When this situation arises, the desire for having an easy installation for basic plugins may occur. Introducing the Plugins Quickstart gametype, a server version that includes a variety of pre-configured plugins for both players and server staff. From EssentialsX for commands to ViaVersion for different Minecraft clients, this is all included with Plugins Quickstart. Installing and understanding the Plugins Quickstart gametype can be confusing for unfamiliar players, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup and server information.
How to Install Plugins Quickstart
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server
- (Optional) Locate and select
Reset Server Filesin the left-hand menu.
- (Optional) Reset all server files when prompted, but restart later.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filesection, then select
- Follow the prompts to change the version and restart the server.
Upon first joining the server, nothing will appear different at first, aside from a welcome message and starting with some tools. However, the installed plugins will already be configured and ready for use.
Some of these plugins include:
Upon first joining, EssentialsX is one of the first plugins to be available. This plugin displays a welcome message, as well as providing you with the tools to quickly and easily get started in survival.
Additionally, there are many quality-of-life commands available to new players, such as:
/tpa [Player] - Initiates a teleport request to a player. /spawn - Teleports the player to the set spawn for the world. /sethome [Name] - Set home points anywhere in the world. /home [Name] - Return to a previously created home point. /kit [Name] - Provide the player with a configured kit. /warp [Name] - Teleport to a list of admin-defined warps.
When playing on a server with other players, protecting your belongings is a must. With the Grief Prevention plugin, you can mark areas of land that other players cannot touch.
To start, simply craft a golden shovel, then right-click two opposite corners. This will form a protective square. Every hour you will gain more claim blocks in order to expand and create more land claims.
As a server owner, the holographic displays plugin can be vital for relaying information to other players. Using floating text, you can provide directions, rules, and other messages.
To get started, use the “/hd help” command to view all available subcommands. Some of these include:
/hd create [HologramName] [Text] - Creates a hologram with the desired text. /hd delete [HologramName] - Removes a specific hologram. /hd edit [HologramName] - Edit the text of an existing hologram.
WorldEdit + WorldGuard
Just as protecting player land is important, creating and protecting server buildings is any necessary requirement.
With WorldEdit, use a wooden axe to select and use a variety of commands to mold landscapes and create structures. Additionally, use the same tool to use WorldGuard commands in order to protect those structures from player modification.
In order to make all of the server plugins tick, the server uses LuckPerms, a highly-configurable permissions plugin. The server includes 9 default ranks, ranging from Guest to Moderator to Owner.
While the permissions are configured by default, you can make changes using the “/luckperms editor” command in-game. For more information on the plugin’s setup and configuration, visit our guide here.
The plugins are not working when I join:
Oftentimes, this means that the version or the plugins are not loading up properly. To adjust this, visit the main panel page, then ensure the version is set to Plugins Quickstart. After this is confirmed, restart the server once again. Afterwards, use /help to check for plugin commands.
I can’t use commands for certain plugins:
Some plugins require powers that default players do not have. To fix this, visit the console tab on the main panel page, then type in
op YourUsername to give yourself all permissions. Alternatively, the LuckPerms can be configured to provide yourself with permissions without the use of operator status.
The server displays errors when starting up:
This issue often occurs if the gametype is not run on a fresh server installation, which can cause conflicts with existing worlds and files. To remedy this, visit the main panel page, then select
Reset Server Files in the left-hand menu. Select all files to be removed, then type
Reset when prompted. This will remove all files from the server, which can then be started up to download the necessary files.