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While the McMyAdmin 2 panel is very clean and easy to navigate, there are many ways you can manage and configure your server. You can create rules, environments, and worlds that wildly differ from the standard Minecraft gameplay found in a single player.
We're going to help by explaining all of the various server settings that can be set for the operation of your Minecraft server and explaining how each option will affect your server. If you need an overview of all the configuration options available, we do have a guide on configuring your Minecraft Server for review.
The World Seed is a numeric value that is used in the algorithm for generating your world. It can be positive or negative and is used in every version of Minecraft. The server will call its world creation algorithm and run the world seed variable to create your server's world. Since each version of Minecraft has a different algorithm, the same number may produce wildly different results. If used on the same Minecraft version, however, the same number will return the same world, allowing you to recreate the world in different servers as needed.
The World generator settings are where you can forcibly set the generator settings using a long series of key-pair values. This can be very complex and is not recommended to modify for newer or casual users. If you want to create a truly customized world, however, you can use this setting. Minecraft Tools has a good Customized World Preset Generator that you can use to change the various settings to your desires.
You will need to set the World Type to Customized for this feature to work.
The Server Message of the Day is the message that all of your players will be greeted with and what the server's list will show under the server name for people browsing for your server.
The Server type will determine what sort of Minecraft server you wish to run. The default Minecraft experience is listed as the Official server type. However, there are several other server types available to install. Each version can have its own plugins or features, depending on your desires. For instance, if you want to run any Bukkit plugins on your server, you will need to set the server type to CraftBukkit and install the server type before installing any Bukkit plugins.
The Server release stream sets which version of the Official, CraftBukkit, or ForgeMod server types your server will be running. Recommended means that the latest stable and official release for the server will be used. At the same time, Beta/Snapshot will allow you to choose whether to use the latest Beta version of the server type or a specific older version (or snapshot) of the server type.
The Maximum Players setting will set how many concurrent players will be allowed to log in to the server simultaneously. Any additional players over this amount will be told the server is full. The maximum number of players allowed on McMyAdmoin 2 Personal Edition is 10 players, but you can set any number lower than 10 if you desire. To get more than 10 simultaneous players, you will need to Upgrade Your McMyAdmin License.
This setting will determine whether or not structures such as ruins, huts, villages, mines, or fortresses will spawn inside your world. You can set this to either enable or disable the spawning of structures on your server.
The World Type determines the overall terrain and shape of the world generated on your server.
This setting will dictate whether there is a server-wide announcement if any of your server's players complete an achievement while in your server. If turned on, all players, regardless of location, will receive the notification. If disabled, only the player who earned the achievement will be notified.
The View Distance determines how much of the world is visible to a player at any one time. Minecraft's default for this is 10; any higher numbers will increase view distance at the cost of server performance. Any lower values will decrease the view distance for players and allow the server to run faster and smoother.
Many software programs have the option for the creators of that software to collect data on their software usage so that they may make updates to improve the program. Mojang (the Minecraft creators) are very open about what data is collected and call this process Snooping. You can enable or disable this option as you desire.
McMyAdmin allows you the ability to take local backups of your Minecraft world so that in the case of severe errors, crashes, or bugs, you do not need to have your world rebuilt from scratch. This is especially useful on servers with many players so that their progress and creations are not lost overnight.
By enabling the various Include sections, the size of the backup files will increase, and the backups will take longer.
This will determine whether any information in the Users and Groups section of the server is saved in each backup.
If this selection is enabled, it will save all of the installed plugins in the backups.
This section indicates whether any plugin configuration files will also be saved with the backups that are taken.
If a severe error occurs in Minecraft, McMyAdmin will immediately restart the entire server to resolve the situation. Not all severe errors are fatal to the server, however, and in some cases, you may need to disable this feature if you are running many plugins on the server that conflict with one another.
Written by Hostwinds Team / April 20, 2018