One of the most appealing things with McMyAdmin is how quick and intuitive it can be to get a Minecraft server started.
Logging Into Your McMyAdmin Panel
Upon completion of the purchase and installation of the Minecraft VPS, you should receive an email with all of the login credentials for your new McMyAdmin Control Panel and the server that was purchased.
The link you will need to navigate to in order to log in to your McMyAdmin will by default be the IP of your server on port 8080, like this:
You will be brought to the main login page for your McMyAdmin panel.
Once you enter the correct login credentials, you will be welcomed with the McMyAdmin panel for your new Minecraft server. On first time installation, you will be on the Configuration page as shown below.
Here, you can create the Minecraft server’s world to your exact specifications.
Setting Up Your Minecraft Server
We’ll go over each of the configuration options more in the Configuring Your McMyAdmin article, so for now we’re just going to create a quick and easy server that will play like the standard Minecraft game. We’ll need to set the Game Settings, the Server Settings, and the Features of the server before it can launch.
Game Mode: Survival
Game Difficulty: Normal
Hardcore Mode: No
Enable Monsters: Yes
Enable Animals: Yes
Allow Player v.s. Player combat: Yes
Enable ‘The Nether’: Yes
Allow Flight: No
Allow Command Blocks: No
Player Idle Timeout Minutes: 5
Resource Pack: Leave empty
World Seed: Leave empty
World generator settings: Leave empty
Server MOTD: Leave empty
Server type: Official
Server release stream: Recommended
Maximum Players: 10
Generate Structures: Yes
World Type: Standard
Announce achievements: Yes
View Distance: 10 (Default)
Allow Snooping: No
Include Permissions: Yes
Include Plugins: No
Include Plugin Configuration: Yes
Restart on severe errors: No
Server Name: Whichever name you want people to see your server as when they log in
Welcome Message: Leave as default
Whitelist Mode: No whitelisting
Whitelist Group: Everyone
Enable server sleeping: Yes
Server sleep message: Leave as default
Enable status image and widget: Yes
Show as public on server list: Yes
Permissions exporting mode: None
Backup overflow mode: Delete the oldest backup (Default)
mChat message format: Leave as default
Whitelist Message: Leave as default
Show standard greetings message: Yes
Show access denied errors: No
Display warning during world save: Yes
Announce group changes: No
Launching Your Minecraft Server
Once you have all of these options set, you are able to launch the server! Just click on the Status option in the left menu bar.
Now all you need to do is click on Start Server.
When the server starts, you’ll start seeing bar graphs in both the CPU Usage and RAM Usage. The CPU usage often has an initial spike as the server is spun up, and the world generated per your configurations.
Congratulations! You now have your very own Minecraft server to build, destroy, and explore within!
What Do I Do Next?
We have guides on the McMyAdmin Console Commands that you can run in the server, as well how to Manage Your McMyAdmin Server. There are also articles on how to Configure Your McMyAdmin Server and how to Upgrade Your McMyAdmin License in case you need to have more concurrent users on your server than the Personal edition allows.