You can play Minecraft, the game, as a single player or in a multiplayer environment. If you want to play multiplayer, what you need to do is connect to a computer through the Internet or a local network. The other computer you are going to connect to is known as a Minecraft Server. Let’s know more.
The other server you are going to log on to is there to help players play the game with other players. This server may be serving tens of thousands of players at the same time.
If you want to connect to this server, what you need to do is go to the Multiplayer setting of the game menu and hit the “Add Server” option. The you should give it your desired name as well as the address. Here it’s a good idea to use the domain name instead of the IP address as IP addresses keep on changing and may cause confusion in the future.
Nowadays, Minecraft allows you to install the software for Minecraft server. And for this, you don’t have to get a Minecraft account either. But the problem is that the majority of servers run a custom version of the app, such as Spigot. This app enables custom plugins offering various features. These features enable special games and permissions.
You can also start your own server in your room. People will play the game on your server. However, if you want people from other parts of the world to play the game with you, we suggest that you open the port 25565.
Here you need to be careful. As soon as you be opt to the public, your server will be prone to hackers as well. They may get into your server with bad intentions. So, make sure you follow the directions given below if you want to be on the safe side.
1. It’s better to allow only your friends in the beginning. However, it will also be risky as they may share it with someone they know. But it will not be as risky as sharing it with the whole world.
2. Another way is to create a “whitelist” in order to allow certain people to connect. No one will be able to connect to your server except the people on the white list. So, this is an easy way of being on the safe side.
3. You can create regular backups. In fact, you should create backups on a regular basis. This will help you restore everything in case a disaster happens. Ideally, it’s better to create backups on an hourly basis.