How to Create a Server for Minecraft: A Simple Guide to Install a Server on Windows XP Platform (Minecraft Server Series) (Volume 1)

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How to Create a Server for Minecraft A SIMPLE GUIDE TO INSTALL A SERVER ON WINDOWS XP PLATFORM

No experience required -- to install a Minecraft Server on Windows XP. Forget the endless parade of YouTube videos and stop wasting your time searching for the answers. You can install your own Minecraft server with the easy to follow instructions in this book. If you want your children to experience the world of Minecraft in a safe environment where you control whom they interact with but you don't know where to start, the safest and securest environment is to build your own server.

How to Create a Server for Minecraft is a simple guide to show you how to install a Minecraft server on Windows XP platform.

In this guide you will discover how to:

*Create a Server for Minecraft
*Differentiate a CraftBukkit vs Vanilla
*Run the Minecraft Server on Windows XP
*Configure the Server Files
*Use Port Forwarding
*Review Windows IP Configuration
*Find Your Default Gateway
*Login to Your Router
*Configure Your Port Forwarding Rules
*Open a Port
*Run the Minecraft Server
*Create Your Own Hostname with NOIP

Why Build Your Own Server?

By creating your own server, you can control who your children interact with online through the game. This includes who they play against and most importantly who they communicate with during online gaming chat. You can prescreen opponents and players to confirm they are safe, and appropriate for your children to engage in online gaming with.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Why This Book
What Is Minecraft
What Type of Servers to Choose From
Chapter Two: CraftBukkit vs. Vanilla
Chapter Three: Steps to Install a Server on Windows XP Platform
Installing Minecraft on a Windows XP Server
Determine your RAM
Verify and Install the Latest Version of Java 7
Download the Minecraft Server Software
Multyplayer Server Download
Run the Minecraft Server
Minecraft Server Files Extracted
The server.log
The server properties
The banned-ips.txt
The banned-players.txt
The ops.txt
The white-list.txt
Enter Users in the ops.txt file
The server.properties file
Enter users in the white-list.txt file
Port Forwarding
What's Your Router
Review Windows IP Configuration
Find Your Default Gateway for Your Internet Connection
Login to Your Router
Find Your Port Forwarding
Find Your Port Forwarding Rules
Configure Your Port Forwarding Rules
Use Port 25565
Use Your IP Address
Allow a Program Through Windows Firewall
Software Firewalls
Run the Minecraft Server
Can You See Me?
Minecraft Launcher
Chapter Four: Customize Your IP Address
No IP Create Your Own Hostname
Chapter Five: Resources
Minecraft Links
YouTube Videos

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About the Author:

The author works as a freelance graphic designer and front end web developer. She graduated from York University with a major in French literature and ventured into computers in the mid 1990s. During the summer months she spends some time with her family in a remote camp near Manitoulin Island. Throughout the school year she helps her children with homework and lets them play on their Minecraft server on the weekends only.

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