So I'm making, or at least trying to, a minecraft PC server. Now I'm not going to play with per say, at least not yet. So I'm asking is when port forwarding on my At&t u-verse router, what should I add as the program type? Port wise, I'll figure it out.

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    You need to define what you mean by type of application.
    – Stese
    Oct 5, 2017 at 6:34
  • minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server this should get you started. Minecraft PC en Minecraft PE are NOT the same application and you can't host 1 server for both. They each need their separate server.
    – creulcat
    Oct 5, 2017 at 7:39
  • Possible duplicate of How can I host my own Minecraft server?
    – creulcat
    Oct 5, 2017 at 7:41
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    Errr... I'm getting five different questions where three makes no sense here...
    – aytimothy
    Oct 5, 2017 at 9:15
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    Does the 'Application Type' matter? A port is a port - it just sounds like your router gives you the option of some meta-information so you know why you opened that port when you next look at it. You could probably get away with just setting it to 'Application' or something.
    – Robotnik
    Oct 6, 2017 at 4:21

2 Answers 2


The Minecraft PC (Java Edition) Server is, exactly like the game, a Java Application.

Due to how it is built, it uses an encrypted TCP connection on port 25565 to communicate between the server and the clients.

You can learn more about how to set up a Minecraft Server at the MinecraftWiki: https://minecraft.wiki/w/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server

You can get it here.

  • It might be worth specifically quoting the parts about Port Forwarding as it sounds like that's where OP is getting stuck.
    – Robotnik
    Oct 6, 2017 at 4:19
  • @Robotnik you are right, I added that to my answer.
    – GiantTree
    Oct 6, 2017 at 4:57

Minecraft servers run in UDP mode when performing the port forwarding on your home network. Take this with a grain of salt as I haven't made a server in a while, but it should remain the same.

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