If you have a Raspberry Pi device, you can quickly construct a server. This guide will teach you how you can host Minecraft Server on your Raspberry Pi device to unlock the multiplayer option.
Host Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi using SpigotMC
Here, in this guide, we will provide you the required steps to host a Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi using the SpigotMC.
Step 1: In the initial step, execute the following commands to update and upgrade the packages to the latest version on Raspberry Pi.
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2: In the next step, you will need to enable SSH on your Raspberry Pi device and for that purpose, you will be required to enter the Raspberry configuration using the following command.
Go to the “Interface Options”.
Select the second option that is SSH.
Enable it by choosing the “Yes” option.
Reboot the device..
Step 3: After the reboot, you will need to build your server with the help of Spigot server which is a much-improved Minecraft server.
However, before beginning the installation of Spigot, ensure that the JDK package is installed on your Raspberry Pi. The below given command is used to install the Java package on your Raspberry Pi device.
Step 4: After installing the package, you will now be required to do the following task in this step.
First, make a minecraft directory using the below given command.
Go to the created directory using the following command.
Then, run the below-given command to download the jar file.
Step 5: Next, you will require to create the Spigot server and to do this the following command is used.
You can try the latest version as well but it all depends on your Java version. In our case, we are using Java 11 version, which doesn’t support the latest version of Spigot.
The setup process will take 15-20 minutes to complete the installation.
Step 6: Once the installation is successfully completed, you can then launch Spigot server using the below mentioned command.
Step 7: When you launch the server, it may ask you to agree to Eula terms and conditions and to agree that, you will need to execute the following script which will open the Eula file.
Inside the file, change the text “eula=False” to “eula= true” and save the file using the “Ctrl+X” key followed by choosing the “Y” option and then, press enter to go back to the command window.
After making the changes in the “eula.txt” file, again use the launch command.
Now the Minecraft server is running.
Step 8: To connect to your Minecraft server, first you will need to open your Minecraft game. Then go to the “Multiplayer “option.
Step 9: Go to the “ Add Server” option.
Step 10: Enter “Server Name” and write your Raspberry Pi’s IP address in the “Server Address” option. Click on the “ Done” option once you complete the process.
Step 10: Now, you will be able to see your “Minecraft Server” is running and you will need to click on the “Join Server” option to run the server.
Wait until it connects you to a server and when it’s done, you can see your Minecraft world, anybody can join your server, share your server name and IP.
Minecraft is an amazing single and multi player game which is quite popular among people of any age. To play the game in multiplayers mode, you will need a Minecraft server and having your own server will let you play the game with your friends and family members. The above installation steps will be pretty useful to host Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi device using SpigotMC and when it’s complete you can team up with other people and enjoy the gameplay.