In order for us to be able to use the Internet as we know it today, plugins are essential. Without them, the Web would not be what it is, because they drive a lot of functionality. In reality, software and applications alone cannot perform as well. This is the reason we use plugins. That said, we are going to focus on one application area, in particular, the Minecraft server. What is a plugin, and what is a Minecraft service? How to install a plugin on a Minecraft server? Here are the questions we will try to answer.
What is a plugin?
Plugins are firmware that allows software and applications to perform better than their basic configuration. They were designed to improve the programs, but also to make translations between them. Let’s take an example to better understand: converting a Word file to PDF. The characteristics of this software do not allow certain operations to be carried out.
On the other hand, the PDF function offers more mobility. We can therefore use a plugin that allows the transformation from an Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin (or another PDF reader). And so these two programs will virtually complement each other.
What is a Minecraft server?
Some video games are played by several people. Among other things, we can talk about the Minecraft video game which is of the “sandbox” type. Often, you don’t necessarily have the number of players you want. Minecraft’s servers are made to solve this problem. Indeed, A Minecraft service is a program that allows you to play online video games with several opponents.
The server can be owned by either a player or a company. To use it players have two options. Either they do the setup directly from their computer or they use a turnkey hosting provider.
How to install a Minecraft server
To install a Minecraft server, you must already have the latest version of Java, as this will form the basis of the installation. You must also have the latest version of Minecraft to avoid the risk that it is obsolete. Configuration faults can create technical problems during installation, so this should be checked at the network level, but also at the server level.
Only after having checked that everything is in order, one can start the server. But we don’t stop there since there are always checks to be made. Once the server is running, it will still be necessary to make sure that nothing is restricting access to the server.
How to install plugins on a Minecraft server?
From a Minecraft server, plugin installation becomes very simple. First, you just have to download the plugin you want. Subsequently, we will place the elements in the folder. It is only after these two steps that we can run the server. That said, it will be necessary to wait until it is fully charged otherwise the rest of the operations will be impossible. And finally, we go to a restart of the server by typing reload in the server console.