Upon entering any given minecraft server, after a minute or two I am forced out of the server, and I'm given the following error:

java.io.IOException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

What does this mean, and how can I prevent it from happening again?


I usually see that when ever I crash, /stop, or /restart my server.

There isn't really a way you can prevent it if you're playing on a server such as mineplex.

If you're hosting it yourself, you can add more RAM to the server (if your have some to spare on your computer), or be more careful with your commands. I used to crash mine a lot with worldedit until I got Async worldedit.

Edit: Same thing could be causing it if you are paying for it to be hosted

Edit2: A plugin crashing could also cause it, if you have access to console or the files read though the logs from around the time of you getting the Java error.

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Did you change your name? If so please do the following: Exit Minecraft, open the launcher if it's not already opened, Click logout, Enter your email registered with MOJANG and password. Next login and try playing... If it still does this that means it's a server bug, or a staff member is kicking you. I would do the following: Contact a staff member(preferably an admin) post on the forums of the server(if server has forums). Try playing another server if it still happens.

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