You're setting these two options:
This means that the JVM should start with 14 GB (-Xms) and grow to a maximum of 14 GB (-Xmx) heap RAM usage. The actual RAM usage will be higher, as java needs some space for itself, for loaded classes, for garbage collection temporary internals, etc. Which in turn means the JVM will allocate close to 16 GB ...
One of the JVM arguments has me concerned - -XX:+DisableExplicitGC.
Minecraft-Java Servers are Java based, and thus run in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The arguments you supply in your startup command tell the JVM how to operate, with what configuration, etc.
According to Oracle Documentation (Oracle owns Java):
Use -XX:+DisableExplicitGC to disable calls ...
Step One - Download the server jar from the papermc website.
Papermc website: https://papermc.io/downloads (Note, you can do this with any other software, but you must change the file names in the code blocks to the name of the server jar)
Once you are on the website it should look like this:
Download the latest version. (At the time of writing it is paper ...
Seems like the game upgraded - somewhere around early 1.16, portals search range for the 'nearest' portal was drastically reduced - overworld portal used to search for a matching portal in the Nether within 128 blocks range, Nether portal would cover a whooping 1024 blocks to find a matching overworld portal. This is no longer the case - a Nether portal will ...
Super short answer: No - BUT it is possible via a "bridge" tool like Geyser.
It appears that my original assumption is the case in that mobile versions are still "PE" and require "Bedrock" servers and something like Geyser is needed to allow mobile editions to function with something like Paper.
Use a Spigot/Sponge/Bukkit*/Paper server and plugins to do everything?
Spigot plugins usually only ever broadcast their output to the user that executes it.
Most of the default Minecraft things (and more) you'll only need Nucleus (if Sponge) or EssentialsX (everything else) and WorldEdit.
*Bukkit is now maintained by md_5.