So recently I decided to make a server with a friend. I made the server successfully (I hosted it for free) but when it came to adding plugins... Well I couldn't find anything! So I don't know how to make my vanilla server into a bukkit server for free. I was wondering how to add plugins in a vanilla server, or if I could add bukkit for free, that would also work.

I am using a Mac book pro 2010 build.

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You cannot add plugins if your server is vanilla for example the minecraft_server_1.9.X.jar found on minecraft.net. You need bukkit or a more recent artifact - as bukkit was somehow closed when Microsoft bought Mojang - it's named Spigot.

It's it fully compatible with bukkit plugins as it is developped using Bukkit. I personally use Spigot 1.9 for my server and can run multiple plugins like WorldEdit, Timber, AuthMe ...

link to Spigot 1.9.4


here you could download craftbukkit free https://tcpr.ca/downloads/craftbukkit and then you will eddit your start.bat with the name of the file somthing like this java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar craftbukkit-1.9.2.jar nogui pause and start the start.bat file and put your plugins in the plugin file

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