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PaperSpigot is a high performance fork of Spigot that aims to fix gameplay and mechanics inconsistencies. Paper contains numerous unique features and changes, including many performance improvements not found in Spigot. In this guide, we will setup PaperSpigot on a CentOS 7 Server.
Setting up the Server
It is recommended to run all commands as a user with
sudo privileges that is not root.
Start by ensuring that your server is up to date.
$ sudo yum update -y
Install the needed packages.
$ sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk -y
Create a swap file
Allocate the desired amount of memory. Replace
$ sudo fallocate -l 1G /swapfile
Secure the permissions of your new swap file.
$ sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
Allocate the swap space.
$ sudo mkswap /swapfile
Turn on swap.
$ sudo swapon /swapfile
Make your swap file permanent by modifying the fstab file.
$ sudo echo "/swap swap swap sw 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
Ensure you are in the
home directory of the user you are planning to use to install PaperSpigot.
$ cd ~
Create a folder for PaperSpigot
$ mkdir paper
$ wget -O paperclip.jar https://ci.destroystokyo.com/job/PaperSpigot/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/paperclip.jar
This will download the latest build of PaperSpigot. If you would like to use a different Minecraft version, replace
lastSuccessfulBuild with a corresponding build number which you can find here.
Starting your server
Create a start up script for your server.
$ nano start.sh
start.sh match the following, replacing 1024M with the amount of RAM installed on your server.
java -Xms512M -Xmx1024M -XX:MaxPermSize=128M -jar paperclip.jar
$ chmod +x start.sh
Start your server.
The first time you start your server, it will download files necessary to setup PaperSpigot. After the first run, your server will launch faster. You will also need to agree to the Minecraft EULA by replacing
Optional: Run your server in the background
$ sudo yum install screen -y
Open an instance of screen.
$ screen -S "paper"
Start your server script.
$ cd ~/paper
You can now configure your server’s settings and install plugins.
Make sure to accept the EULA
As mentioned previously, you will need to agree to the Minecraft EULA by changing
$ nano eula.txt
Can’t run paperclip.jar
You may need to purchase a server with more ram or you may need to increase your SWAP file.
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