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How To Add a World To Your Minecraft Server


This tutorial will teach you how to easily place an existing world on your minecraft server hosting account. You will need to connect via FTP using either a client or the web based interface inside of your control panel. Please read our guide on FTP if you are having trouble connecting to the server.

When your server is first created, it starts off with a freshly generated world. But if you’re like most, you’ll probably want to use one you’ve already been working on or a pre-built world from online.

In either case you can quickly add a new world to your server by obtaining the respective world files and uploading it to the home directory of your server. Once the upload is finished, we need to tell the server what world it should be loading on startup by editing the world value with the name of the uploaded world folder.

Gathering your world

Single Player World

Navigate to where you have your single player worlds saved. This is usually located in the %appdata% under .minecraft > saves

From here select the respective world and set it aside to be uploaded.

World From Online

You can access a variety of worlds from online from sites like MC Picks. When you find the one you want, download it. When you download a world from online it will come in a .zip archive.

Extract the world files from the zip using an archiving tool such as 7zip and place them side to upload to the server.

Uploading the World

If done correctly you should end up with a single folder that is the main world. The next thing you should do is rename the world to identify it by later. If you have more than one world, this helps to keep track of which is which. When renaming, its best to avoid using any spaces or special characters.

Next you will need to access your server files via an FTP client such as Filezilla. While at the home directory of your server, upload the respective world folder into the home directory of your server.

Loading the World on Start

With the world uploaded to the home directory of server we now need to tell the panel what world it should be looking to load when it starts. To do this you need to navigate to the respective servers details page and locate the world value field.

Then enter in the name of the world folder you uploaded exactly as it appears and then click save. You can then restart the server and the new world should load up.

If your change was successful then enjoy your new world. If not then this suggest a compatibility issue with the world you uploaded or corrupted files. In either case, feel free to contact support an will assist in deducing the issue with you.