How to host a Minecraft Server in 1.8 – Latest Tutorial 2015 [HD]

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Sup guys! Welcome to a tutorial on how to start a Minecraft 1.8 server so you can play with your friends !

In this video I will show you exactly how you can host a Minecraft 1.8 server so you and your friends can play together on Minecraft over the internet !

Just follow the steps shown in the video 🙂


All you need is here :

Server Download:

java Download:

Router Passwords:

Port forwarding Guides:

Minecraft Server Properties Guide:


Additional help with the run.bat command prompt:…

Additional help from the Minecraft Server wiki:…

Minecraft BAT Commands: DONT FORGET THE QUOTES !

“C:Program FilesJavajre7binjavaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.exe”

if the above doesn’t work:
“C:Program FilesJavajre7binjavaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.8.exe”

“C:Program FilesJavajre7binjavaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.8.jar”

“C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7binjavaw.exe” -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -jar “Minecraft_Server.1.8.exe”

If the commands above dont work, check your java path as i did in the video !!

The first part, “C:Program FilesJavajre7binjavaw.exe”­, is the location of Java


Additional infos :

You can connect, but your friends can’t?
1) Make sure that you’re giving them the right IP address, it would be the number you get if you google search “what is my IP”
2) Make sure your server is running properly, and you’re not getting errors.
3) Check to see if you have the most recent file, if you’re getting the error “outdated server”
4) Make sure you’ve set up port forwarding correctly. If after everything they still can’t connect, this is the issue. Port forwarding varies from router to router and internet provider to internet provider, so there’s not really one single tutorial that would be the same for everyone. A good resource is

“ipconfig” not recognized as an internal or external command? To fix that you can do either of the following:

1) Open up your start menu,
2) Type “cmd”, right click on it and “Run as Administrator”,
3) Type in “ipconfig /all” without the quotations.

If that doesn’t work, try this:

1) Find the “Network Internet Access” icon in the notification tray,
2) Right click and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”,
3) Click “Change adapter settings”,
4) Find your connection (ethernet or wifi) and right click on “Properties”,
5) Scroll down and make sure “Internet Protocol Version 4” is checked.


In the next tutorials i will show you how to install plugins and configure your new 1.8 server. Also to make it hacker safe 🙂

Thanks for watching !


  • ENM Graphics
    Posted at 17:19h, 21 May

    when i change that EULA thing, and i run the program, files doesn't come up. help please 🙁 and sry my bad english

  • Georgi Georgiev
    Posted at 19:54h, 24 May


  • elihaj
    Posted at 02:58h, 25 May

    I went on to my IP on firefox, and it has a different interface than yours. HELP?!?!?

  • Prophet YT
    Posted at 06:46h, 25 May
  • Dorryn_ YTB
    Posted at 06:48h, 01 June

    If i shut down my pc…Server is online?

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  • BillyXI
    Posted at 14:53h, 06 June

    mawincraff>logs>latest.log =

    [07:49:00] [Server thread/INFO]: Starting minecraft server version 1.8.7
    [07:49:00] [Server console handler/ERROR]: Exception handling console input The handle is invalid
    at Method) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at sun.nio.cs.StreamDecoder.readBytes(Unknown Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at sun.nio.cs.StreamDecoder.implRead(Unknown Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at Source) ~[?:1.8.0_45]
    at ko$ [minecraft_server.1.8.7.exe:?]
    [07:49:00] [Server thread/INFO]: Loading properties
    [07:49:00] [Server thread/INFO]: Default game type: SURVIVAL
    [07:49:00] [Server thread/INFO]: Generating keypair
    [07:49:02] [Server thread/INFO]: Starting Minecraft server on *:25565
    [07:49:02] [Server thread/INFO]: Using default channel type
    [07:49:02] [Server thread/WARN]: ** FAILED TO BIND TO PORT!
    [07:49:02] [Server thread/WARN]: The exception was: Address already in use: bind
    [07:49:02] [Server thread/WARN]: Perhaps a server is already running on that port?
    [07:49:02] [Server thread/INFO]: Stopping server
    [07:49:02] [Server Shutdown Thread/INFO]: Stopping server


  • Svit
    Posted at 20:38h, 01 July

    I run MC good. but… i can host a server for 2 peaople my slow net 0.76Mbps upload speed

  • gamegirl
    Posted at 06:48h, 13 July

    HELP!!!!!!!!! if i download it, when i open it, it just flashes on the screen and then disaperes!!! AND IT WONT LET ME DOWNLOAD JAVA!!! I AM ON A HP AND ITS A WINDOWS 8 PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynn Lambert
    Posted at 17:42h, 21 July

    this is a really great tutorial and im sure it works for most–

    for me it just said connection timed out no further information

  • Juuzou Suzuya
    Posted at 04:02h, 29 July

    poop tastes soooo goood

  • Alma Torres
    Posted at 01:25h, 03 August

    What if when you are doing canihostaminecraftserver what if it say that i can host 0???

  • Daniel Gonzalez
    Posted at 03:29h, 04 August

    the srver.jar keeps closing

  • samer PvP
    Posted at 19:16h, 07 August

    i cant find port forwading or mapping plese help

  • HeadlessFireman 22
    Posted at 22:02h, 17 August

    your tuitorial is the best i found thx dude

  • GetDroppedKids
    Posted at 00:31h, 18 August

    my server.exe wont open after i port forwarded

  • GetDroppedKids
    Posted at 00:31h, 18 August

    i dosent work fuck

  • CPT Xeon
    Posted at 22:45h, 21 August

    lol it says latest tutorial then it says 9 months ago

  • Inesitaprem
    Posted at 12:46h, 31 August

    when i run the server it closes the window and the server doesn't work, pls help!

  • Smashur
    Posted at 19:47h, 13 September

    If any of you cannot open the "minecraft_server file", then open the "eula" file (Which should be opened in notepad format) than go to the bottom and change the eula from "false", to "true". Hope this helped!

  • Jayden Lewis
    Posted at 14:36h, 26 September

    "The whitelist file is for people who are whitelisted."

    Up until this point the explanations were great. This one, though, explains nothing.

  • Chase Houske
    Posted at 18:07h, 03 October

    excuse me, but I have a verizon router. I specified my ip but I don't know what type of application to forward. I don't know which one, but I think I should do http

  • Chase Houske
    Posted at 23:02h, 03 October

    excuse me, but no one can connect to my server except myslef. Please help!

  • Team Minecrafter
    Posted at 04:16h, 05 October

    i cant open my default gateway ip help

  • Team Minecrafter
    Posted at 04:16h, 05 October

    my ip is

  • Michael
    Posted at 21:42h, 06 October

    thanks, helpfull

  • Sander Frigstad
    Posted at 16:12h, 26 October

    dous it work

  • Adrianxas Jumong
    Posted at 20:27h, 21 November

    hii i am new with minecraft! when join a server will the server maker or who ever is it will estract money from your bank account???? please tell me !!!!

  • Adrianxas Jumong
    Posted at 20:45h, 21 November

    or when you donate to play???

  • Jason Larson
    Posted at 22:12h, 01 January

    when I click on the program that window for server does not pop up seems nothing happens did they kill this when microblows took over?

  • hallo menschen
    Posted at 16:46h, 13 January

    super video. und bevor ich sah das beim Google Österreich steht., hab ich mir gedacht du sei ein engländer oder so.. danke 🙂

  • Ruan B
    Posted at 06:54h, 16 January

    very good tutorial

  • Francis
    Posted at 04:16h, 18 January

    keep calm and kill a creeper? lol

  • Will Gax507
    Posted at 23:25h, 27 January

    Guys just to be honest with you this is only lan not a public server rly guys how can't you explain this is a lan server notch made this program for those people who has the start lan button not working duuh AND THE FINAL THING IAM GONNA SAY THIS IS JUST A LAAAAAAAAAAAN SERVER

  • Mat Palinguba
    Posted at 02:38h, 08 February

    guys can you help me how to change survival to creative at own server

  • Tamás Török
    Posted at 14:06h, 02 March

    If you're having problems, or you want to make all this really simple, check out my program, called TT Server Maker.
    You can google it, it's on the Minecraft Forums, and please leave feedback 🙂

  • I eat Cereal with Water and I pour the Water first
    Posted at 18:14h, 26 April

    Please help, i downloaded minecraft_server.1.9.2.jar, i went to the properties but compatibility is not there! 😮
    Please help me i want to create a server me and my friends can play.

  • Shadow Duck
    Posted at 11:16h, 08 July

    the server download link changed and it dosent show minecraft.exe can you help please?

  • NateLope
    Posted at 03:31h, 05 August

    Okay so I did everything but I can't connect. I used the ip i got off google, but that doesn't work for me, and I used my other ip and it says its not compatable. Help please

  • Stacy
    Posted at 02:58h, 08 August

    at 13:31 it says nein!

  • Martin
    Posted at 19:22h, 01 November

    i can host 233 poeple 🙂

  • din pappas tandläkare
    Posted at 20:16h, 27 June

    i could host for 94 players :/

  • J0uke
    Posted at 15:24h, 17 July

    ITX tutor is better xDDD

  • The Cat
    Posted at 02:54h, 09 October

    omg no need to swear at children ahhh!!!!

  • Wilted Officials
    Posted at 20:25h, 25 October

    mine can host a total of 23 players including me, i only have 4gb of ram but a really good internet connection

  • Droid 16 Beta
    Posted at 23:49h, 24 March

    16 GB is not 16000 MB

  • Synced
    Posted at 17:17h, 28 April

    i can host 47 yeet