How To Set Up a Minecraft 1.9 Server on Ubuntu

Updated: 3/03/2016 to include Minecraft version 1.9

In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up a Minecraft 1.9 Server on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). Personally I installed Minecraft on a EC2 server on Amazon with only 1GB of ram and it runs just fine.

Here are some requirements before we get started:

  • A machine running Ubuntu Server 14.04
  • A machine with 1GB of RAM, but I would recommend 2GB or more

* Note – the rest of the tutorial assumes you have already installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, and you are able to login with a user that has root privileges.


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