The Help section primarily caters to server administrators, but players also have numerous inquiries that we've endeavored to address. Let's get started!
1. Decoding the Numbers:
The digits following the colon represent the server's port, where the server is hosted. The port 25565 is the standard port for Minecraft servers.
2. Customizing in server.properties:
Within the server.properties file, under the "server-port" section, you have the flexibility to change the port from the default to a preferred value.
3. Considerations for Monitoring:
However, when adding your server to our monitoring, remember to input the port you've chosen, as we require this information to accurately track your server's status.
Ensuring Uniqueness: Every server is meticulously checked for uniqueness. However, if you find yourself facing this issue, it's likely that someone held your server's IP address before you did. They might have filled in information about their server during that time.
Editable Server Information: All server information is subject to customization. To modify it, follow these steps:
- Updating Server Info: Add your server to the monitoring system. The system will prompt you to validate your ownership of the server. Once you complete this verification process, a world of possibilities opens up.
- Unlocking Editing Capability: You'll gain access to the "Edit" option for your server's information. This empowers you to curate the details according to your preferences.
ATTENTION! If your server completes all the server information, you will receive an achievement with a bonus of 5 points, which will significantly boost your server's rating. The achievement will also enhance its appeal on the monitoring platform! All of these combined will increase traffic to your server.
Achievements are rewards on our monitoring platform for which you earn a certain number of points, significantly boosting your server's ranking among others. It's worth noting that both the achievements and the points earned will remain with you permanently!
To earn a good amount of points at the beginning, it's quite simple if you don't mind putting in some effort and fulfilling all the conditions. Let's go through the list of all the conditions you need to meet to achieve certain rewards and bonuses:
Let us share with you the secret of successful promotion. And here's the catch—it's not just from us. Yes, you heard it right. You can make your server incredibly popular. Now, we're going to reveal some small but highly effective secrets about what you need to do for that. By following the actions mentioned below, you'll earn an achievement on our monitoring platform, which will grant you a substantial bonus of 6 points, significantly elevating your ranking on the monitoring list!
Server Name: Your server's name should be enticing enough for visitors on the monitoring platform to click on it. To achieve this, we provide the option to change the name in your personal account (up to 60 characters). Unleash your creativity!
Future Monitoring Link URL: This URL will be displayed in the search bar and search engines when players search for your server. A brief server name in the URL will replace the usual ID address.
IP Address: It's preferable for your server to be accessible through a domain name, as it's easier to remember. This increases the reach of returning visitors who will keep coming back to you. If you wish to display both domain and numeric IP addresses to players, our monitoring allows for this option. Players visiting your server's page will see both addresses.
Website: To enable players to donate or access other useful information, provide the website of your project/server.
Screenshots: Adding appealing screenshots motivates players the most to visit your server. They get a glimpse of the real gameplay. Aim to create attractive screenshots.
Social Media: We've added the option to include your social media accounts on your server/project page. This attracts potential players from our monitoring and also facilitates convenient player communication with you.
Banner: A beautiful banner (468x60) captures the maximum audience when they visit the monitoring site. Invest time to create an eye-catching banner that will attract more visitors to your server's page on our monitoring. The maximum banner size is 2 MB.
Current Version: Ensure your server's version is always up-to-date on the monitoring site. Don't forget to update it when transitioning to a new version.
Server Filters (Parameters): If you don't select server parameters, you might lose a significant portion of players. If your server has specific mods or plugins, include them in the filters; otherwise, players won't know what your server offers! IMPORTANT: You can only select existing parameters on your server; otherwise, sanctions will be imposed on your server.
Brief Description: A description of up to 130 characters displayed on the left side of your server's page. Craft an engaging description highlighting your server's advantages or an enticing message that could capture players' attention and prompt them to click on your server's page.
Detailed Description: An attractive server description can intrigue players, especially if you share various interesting aspects using our editor. The text should be enjoyable to read. Furthermore, your server's page gets indexed by search engines, so try to include keywords that help people find your server in search results.
Place Voting Buttons on Your Website: On the server page, under the "Buttons" section, you'll find various buttons to choose from. Add a button to your site so that when your players click on it, they'll be directed to the monitoring page to vote for your server, thereby boosting its ranking.
Beautiful Online Widgets and Banners: On the server page, check out the "Widgets" and "Banners" sections for visually appealing widgets and banners that showcase useful server information. By adding these to your site, you'll attract potential players.
Live Statistics Graphics: On the server page, in the "Statistics" section, you can copy live server statistics widgets (real-time player count) to your own site. You can display statistics for the day and even for the entire month.
Gather Initial Server Online Presence: If your server has low or no online player count (around 2-3), consider whether you would join such a server. Most likely not, and other players share the same sentiment. If you lack the finances for paid services to boost your server's visibility on our monitoring, try promoting it through relevant social media groups, websites, YouTube channels, etc. Once your server's online count is reasonable for gameplay (around 7-10 players), monitoring visitors will be more inclined to join.
Encourage Comments: Players are discerning and particular. Encourage potential players to leave reviews about your server on our monitoring. Positive reviews will attract other newcomers who are browsing the server list. If you, as an administrator, also respond to player questions in the comments, player trust in your server will significantly increase.
Popular Minecraft Version: Keep track of the popularity of different game versions to attract as many players as possible. Even if your server ranks high on our monitoring but uses a version that only a small number of players prefer, your traffic will be lower compared to servers ranked much lower but using a popular version. To check version popularity, visit the website wordstats.yandex.ru and search for queries like "minecraft servers" + "version number" (e.g., "minecraft servers 1.13"). Use quotation marks around the query as shown in the example. This way, you'll know which version is currently the most popular.
24x7 Availability: Yes, your server should always be operational, as disruptions irritate players and lead to minimal online counts. It's advisable to host your server with a reputable hosting provider that specializes in Minecraft server rentals.
Advice for Servers with Custom Launchers: Players find extra steps like registration and email confirmation burdensome. Simplify their experience: