As part of our initiative to get involved in the Minecraft community, Minecraft Host is pleased to announce our very first Screenshot Contest! The rules are simple: starting Friday evening (May 9th, 2014), simply take a screenshot of one of your creations that best fits the theme for the contest, and send that picture to
. On Monday (May 12th, 2014), we’ll post the winning photo on the front page of our website as well as award the winner with a FREE month of hosting. In addition, we’ll also post the runners-up pictures to our website.
The contest is open to all current Minecraft Host clients.
To kick things off, the theme for this week is ‘Home’. Have an amazing log cabin you’ve been working on? Built a castle in the sky, only bound to the ground by blocky chains? Created a fabulous hole in the ground that is furnished by stellar blocks of hand-picked gravel? If so, send a picture of it to
As some of you may have noticed, certain files are now missing from the ‘Config Files’ section of your MultiCraft control panel. This is due to the new file format that Minecraft 1.7.9 uses for these files. As these files require specific coding knowledge to edit, we are no longer to offer the text-based editor we had been using for the Whitelist, Banned Lists, and Operators’ List.
To edit these files, you will now need to console-specific commands. These commands can be run from either your MultiCraft control panel or your Minecraft game console and function in much the same way as manually editing these files had earlier.
The important commands are all listed below and are being added to our FAQ. Please contact us if you have any questions about these commands.
We're happy to announce that servers using the default Minecraft JAR have been updated to 1.7.9! As such, anyone still using an older version of Minecraft will need to restart their server to begin using the newest version. As 1.7.9 introduces several file format changes for its configuration files, we encourage you to look at our previous article:
Changes to Configuration Files
In addition to updates to the default version of Minecraft, we've also updated Spigot: our newest JAR file. As with the default JAR, please restart your server to beginning using the most recent version of Spigot.
Finally, we just wanted to encourage you to keep regular backups of your server to ensure that no data is deleted. Things as simple as not having your whitelist enabled can let visitors into your world who could, potentially, do your server harm. With a backup, you will be able to mitigate the losses from such events. For information on enabling automatic backups in Multicraft, please see the following:
We are pleased to announce that Spigot is now available on all of our servers!
Spigot is a JAR file that is optimized to be faster than any other JAR file. In our tests, we found that it ran significantly faster than both the default Minecraft JAR and Craftbukkit, making it our smoothest and most enjoyable version of Minecraft to date. In addition, Spigot supports all CraftBukkit plugins, so you can make the switch without any adverse effects.
To begin using Spigot, simply login to your Multicraft control panel and select "Mod: Spigot" as your JAR file. Click "save", then restart your server. You should now be running Spigot. The current version of Spigot is 1.7.5. We'll update to 1.7.8 just as soon as it's released.