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How to setup Rcon for your Minecraft Server

In this guide, we will explain how to setup RCON for your Minecraft server. It is best used when you are managing a server's console without needing to access the panel. Let's get started!

⬇️ Downloading the RCON client ⬇️

The rcon client we are using is . You can follow the installation instructions for Linux, and other OS in their github page. We will be using windows for this tutorial!

First, download the RCON software needed from
Once downloaded, extract the file into a folder where we will run rcon.

🔘 Enabling RCON on your minecraft server 🔘

First, make sure you have a new port ready to use for RCON. Go to networking --> ports --> create port. Note that port down.

Then, go to in your file manager, and do the following:

Set enable-rcon=true.
Set a password for your rcon connection at rcon.password=your_password.
Set the port for rcon at rcon.port=12345, replacing 12345 with the new port you made for rcon.
If you want OP players to see rcon connections, set broadcast-rcon-to-ops=true.

Double check these values!

Once done, save the file, and restart the server.

🔗 Connecting to your server via RCON 🔗

Now, go back to your folder where you have RCON stored. There will be a file called launch.bat . Double click it and you'll be prompted to enter details. Fill them out one by one, your server ip, your rcon port, and the password you set, and once you've connected, you'll be able to use RCON!

Updated on: 17/03/2024

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