3

I can't seem to find an up-to-date and clear answer on this. I just want to run the Minecraft server JAR on a different port than the default 25565.

6

You can change the port in the server.properties-file. You can find this file in the same directory as your server.jar is in. Edit this file like this: server-port=<new-port> (e.g. server-port=1337 to run the server on port 1337).

You can find a detailed documentation about the server.properties-file and the affected property here: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Server.properties

If you really want to change the port from cli you can use Bukkit and pass an argument -p=<new-port> to launch the server on a different port. It also overrides the server-port-property in the server.properties-file. (Source: CraftBukkit Source Code) Example: java -jar bukkit.jar -p=1337.

Hope it helps. :)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.