Multicraft is a Minecraft server control panel that allows users to manage multiple servers using a web-based user interface. These servers can be on multiple physical or virtual machines, depending on the version. After reading this article, you will learn how to Install Multicraft on Ubuntu 18.04, so stay with us until the end.
What is Multicraft?
As mentioned in the previous section, Multicraft is a Minecraft server control panel. Multicraft has three versions: Free, Owned, and Dynamic. The Free version of Multicraft can manage a sample Minecraft server instance on a single machine, including a text ad that states the server is running by Multicraft. The Owned version allows 2-10 Minecraft servers on a single installation. The Dynamic version allows any number of Minecraft servers and there is a volume discount on the monthly price depending on the number of servers.
1) Ajax interface with live log, chat, and player list
2) Manage a number of servers from one place
3) Billing integration available
4) Independent of Minecraft updates
5) Usable API
6) Configurable to support any kind of server
7) Official support for Vanilla, Bukkit, and Spigot
8) Suitable for mass deployment
9) Built-in plugin browser
10) Mod Support
Prerequisites to Install Multicraft on Ubuntu 18.04
– A Linux VPS Server with Ubuntu 18.04
– Log in to your server as the root user
How to Install Multicraft on Ubuntu 18.04
First, you need to install Apache2 and SQLite with the following command:
apt-get install apache2 sqlite
After installing the above items, now you should install PHP and the required PHP extensions by entering the following command:
apt-get install php7.4 php7.4-sqlite php7.4-gd
It’s time to install Java:
apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Then you need to open your desired text editor and edit the Apache configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.
In this step, you should set the AllowOverride option to all in the Apache configuration file, in the <Directory /var/www/> section:
<Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory>
Remember to save and exit the file. Then you should reload the Apache configuration by executing the following command:
service apache2 reload
Now it’s time to download the Multicraft installer:
wget -O multicraft.tar.gz http://www.multicraft.org/download/index?arch=linux64
Remember to extract the installer:
tar -xzf multicraft.tar.gz
Then you should navigate to the extracted directory.
Finally, you should run the installation script by entering the following command:
If you are asked a question by the installation script, press Enter to go to the default answer and also it’s better to answer no when asked to enable the built-in FTP server because it is not secure.
How to Configure Multicraft on Ubuntu 18.04
First, you should open your web browser and navigate to the IP address of the server.
Remember to replace your IP address instead of the IP address in the command.
Now you should press Start Installation:
Then Multicraft will check the requirements and you should click on Continue:
You will be asked for confirmation to copy the configuration file. If successful, click Continue again:
Now you should click on Initialize Database which is a database for initialization use. Then click Continue:
Click on Continue again:
At this point click on Login at the top of the page. On the sign-in page, you have to enter the Admin name and password and click on Login. Then press Continue again:
Remember to enter your email address into the Administrator contact Email field and finally click on the Save:
Just enter the following command to start the Multicraft daemon:
/home/minecraft/multicraft/bin/multicraft -v start
Now you should navigate to your web browser and click on Refresh and then Continue.
After doing the above, you should click Continue to Multicraft.
It is better to delete the Multicraft installation file for security purposes. So, run the following command:
In this article, we taught you how to install Multicraft on Ubuntu 18.04. You can manage multiple servers using a web-based interface with Multicraft. I hope this article was useful for you.
Yes, it can be used for free as long as it is not used for commercial purposes.
Yes, it is a great clone of Minecraft and focuses on the same kind of game mechanics.