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How to host a fabric server on your PC

Do you want to host a modded fabric server from your own PC? The following guide, will show you how!

Fabric allows users to install mods that add to, or change, vanilla Minecraft.

Requirements

  • Fabric installer
  • A text editor
    • You can use Notepad, but we suggest using Notepad ++

Steps

1 – Create a new folder for your fabric server files, and open it.

Empty Fabric server folder

2 – Double click the fabric installer to open it.

Fabric installer jar file.

3 – Click “Server”

Fabric server install

4 – Choose your desired version from the drop down and choose the folder you created earlier.

Default server install screen
Fabric server install screen filled in

5 – Click “Install” and wait for the install to finish. You will then see a screen similar to this:

successful instal screen

6 – Click Download server jar

Downloading server jar

7 – Once it’s downloaded, click Generate then Done

Fabric server install complete.

8 – Browse to your server folder, right click start.bat and click edit. Paste the text below into the file then save and exit.

java -Xmx1G -jar fabric-server-launch.jar nogui

Important:

  • 1G is the amount of RAM your server can use, in GB’s . Increase the number to use more ram.
Editing start.bat in Notepad++

9 – Open your fabric server folder and double click start.bat and close the window when prompted.

10 – Open eula.txt and change “eula=false” to “eula=true” and save the file.

Eula.txt contents in notepad

12 – Finally, double click start.bat to launch your fabric server.

cmd.exe window showing a running forge server.

That’s it!

You have now installed your fabric server and it’s running. To connect to it, from the same PC, use localhost in the minecraft server address field.

Giving your friends access to the server.

Now that the server is up and running, you need to port forward the servers port to your PC. Head over to portforward.com and search for your router for step by step instructions. When asked, the port that needs to be forwarded is 25565.

After you have forwarded port 25565 your Minecraft server will be available on publicIP:25565. You can find your public IP on whatsmyip.org.

Further help.

If you need any more help with setting up a Minecraft server, then please make a post on r/MinecraftHelp where one of us will be happy to guide you through it.

Happy crafting folks!

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