My son is only 5, he just started playing Minecraft a week ago. I don't know anything about the game at all. I purchased a server for him through potpotsie so he's able to play with his friends and other people. He's able to access his server but it does not recognize him as the owner of the server. the admin or whatever you guys call it. I've tried asking other people, I've emailed the place I purchased the server from (with no answer, of course,) watched probably 50 youtube tutorials and I've googled until my fingers have turned red. I just don't understand what I'm doing or not doing correctly that it isn't recognizing him as the server admin. Any suggestions?

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    So there's admins (administrators) and ops (operators). You are effectively the admin since you purchased the server. You can op your son, which is what you really want to do, since to admin the server means changing the settings of the game outside of the game itself.
    – MBraedley
    Mar 30, 2014 at 14:56
  • on Minecraft PC edition, there's an "ops" file that you have to add the player name to to give them operator access. I've not played much PE but it might be worth checking if something like that exists.
    – tombull89
    Mar 30, 2014 at 14:56
  • I have NO idea what any of that means! I feel like I'm way in over my head, here. =/
    – user73151
    Mar 30, 2014 at 15:00
  • The thing is, what I wanted to do, is change the game mode. He likes playing in creative and it's easiest for him since he's only 5 years old. I just don't understand how it would be able to recognize any player since there is no way to log in. What is it I'm missing here?
    – user73151
    Mar 30, 2014 at 15:01
  • Right, according to their knowledgebase, you need to log into your panel for the server, go to the "OPs" tab, and add his username. Then he can use the "/gamemode creative" command to change the mode to Creative.
    – tombull89
    Mar 30, 2014 at 15:05

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You can create a username under Options > Name. Once you've changed this you can add his name to the "OPs" panel in the PotPotsie control panel.

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