This article will show you how to create a free Minecraft server for both desktop and mobile versions of this game. To do this, you need to use the free server program Minehut, with which up to 10 people can connect to the server. If you want to create your own server, set up port and file forwarding on your computer.
Part 1 of 4: How to Create a Minehut Account
Step 1. Open the Minehut website
Go to https://minehut.com/ in your computer's web browser.
Step 2. Click Get Started
This button is in the middle of the page.
Step 3. Click on Don't have an account
You will find this option under the lines for entering credentials. The account creation form will open.
Step 4. Enter your email address
In the “Enter your email” text box, enter your work email address.
Make sure that you have access to this address - you will have to confirm it, and for this you need to open the corresponding mailbox
Step 5. Check the boxes for both options
Step 6. Click on Continue
This button is in the lower right corner of the form.
Step 7. Open the email from Minehut
- open your mailbox;
- open the email with the subject "Minehut Account Verification";
check your Spam folder if you don't see this email
- find the five-digit code in the letter;
- enter this code in the “Verify” text box on the Minehut page.
Step 8. Click on Continue
The code will be accepted, and you will be returned to the password creation page.
Step 9. Enter your password
In the “Choose a password” text box, enter your password.
Step 10. Click on Continue
A Minehut account will be created and you will be taken to the server creation page.
Part 2 of 4: How to create a server
Step 1. Enter the server name
In the text box in the middle of the page, enter a simple name for the server domain.
- Server name must not exceed 10 characters.
- The server name must not contain special characters or spaces.
Step 2. Open the "Pick a server type" menu
This option is below the text box. A menu will open. Step 3. Select the server type.
From the menu, click Java to allow computer users to connect to the server, or select Pocket Edition to allow mobile users to play on the server.
- If you clicked Pocket Edition and received a notification that mobile servers are currently down, you will not be able to create a mobile server.
- The server cannot be used in console versions of Minecraft and in the Windows 10 version of this game.
Step 4. Click Create
This button is located under the Server Type menu. The server will be created.
Step 5. Click on the Dashboard tab
It's in the upper-left side of the page.
You may need to refresh the page; to do this, press "⟳" in the browser window or F5 on the keyboard
Step 6. Click on Activate Server
It's a magenta button in the middle of the page. The server will be turned on; now it can be configured and connected to it.
Part 3 of 4: How to set up your server
Step 1. Determine the server address
In the Server Status window on the right side of the page, find the Connect section - it displays the server address.
Step 2. Review the server limits
The Minehut server remains free as long as no more than 10 players connect to it.
You have to pay to increase the number of players. To do this, click Server Properties on the left side of the page, click Max Players, select a level, click Save and enter your billing information
Step 3. Customize the appearance of the server
Click the Server Appearance tab on the left side of the page, and then change any of the following:
- Server Domain: you can change the domain name used to connect to the server;
- Server MOTD: you can change the server description;
- Server Visibility: The server can be made public or private. In the case of a private server, send invitations to the players (with a link to the server) so that they can connect to your server.
Step 4. Modify the server properties
Click “Server Properties” on the left side of the page, and then change the properties on the appropriate tabs.
For example, to disable PVP, go to the PVP tab, click Enabled or Disabled, and then click Save
Step 5. Review the worlds settings
Click “World Settings” on the left side of the page and then browse through the available settings.
- You can add your own world codes; to do this, change the line of text in the "World Seed" section.
- You can save or delete your world; to do this, click “Save world” or “Reset world”.
Step 6. Browse your file manager
Click File Manager on the left side of the page, and then browse the list of folders on your server. Here you can download game saves and other information about the game (if necessary).
Do not touch files or folders that you do not know the purpose of
Part 4 of 4: How to Connect to the Server
Step 1. Do not close the server control panel
This is how you can quickly set up your server by minimizing the Minecraft window and maximizing the browser window.
Step 2. Start Minecraft
Double-click the Minecraft icon and then click Play at the bottom of the launcher window.
To launch the mobile version of Minecraft (Minecraft PE), simply click on the earth block icon
Step 3. Click on Multiplayer
It's in the middle of the page.
In Minecraft PE, click Play> Servers
Step 4. Click on Direct Connection
You will find this option at the bottom right of the page.
In Minecraft PE, click Add Server at the top of the screen
Step 5. Enter your server address
Enter the server address that was listed in the “Connect” section in the text box in the middle of the page.
In Minecraft PE, enter the server name and address in the Server Name and Server Address lines, respectively
Step 6. Click Connect
It's at the bottom of the page. You will connect to the server.