This article aims to teach the basics of running a Minecraft server on WitherHosting!

Please note this article is longer then our rest, and is being added to all the time, so bits may be missing.
Getting Started:

Turning on your server:

To turn on your server, navigate to witherpanel, select your server and click the "Start" button as seen below:



On first run, the panel will show a message asking you if you agree to the Minecraft EULA, which is the requirements that you need to follow to run your Minecraft server, the panel provides a link, but the EULA can be found here. https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula
If you agree, click the blue agree button.



Your server should start up, if it gives an error, you can try using the reinstall button in the settings section on the left side panel. If this doesn't work, you can open a support ticket and we will gladly help!

How to join your server:

You can find the IP address and port at the Information box next to the server console.



How to connect to your server:

Connecting with the IP and port (java edition):

Copy the IP and Port to your clipboard (you can click on it and it will be copied), then paste it into your client like this:



Connecting with the IP and port (bedrock edition):

Copy the IP and Port to your clipboard (you can click on it and it will be copied), then paste it into your client like this:



Gaining Admin Permissions on Your Server:

To gain admin "OP" permissions, you need to go to your server console and type op <username>, replacing <username> with the user you wish to OP. Then continue with the enter key.
For example:



then the Enter key:



Setting up a whitelist:

To setup a whitelist, you need to go to your server.properties file and set whitelist=true. In some cases it may be a number. 0 is false, 1 is true. Once that's done, restart your server. You can also turn it on by running the command whitelist on in the console.



You can then add usernames by running the command whitelist add <username> and replace <username> with the name of the player you want to whitelist.

In case a player's name has spaces in them, ensure to add double quotes!



To un-whitelist players, you can run the command whitelist remove <username> and replace <username> with the name of the player you want to un-whitelist



You can also see the list of whitelisted players by running the command whitelist list !

Adding a server icon

To add a server icon, you must upload an image that has the exact dimensions of 64x64 pixels, to the /home/container directory in your file manager.
You can open your image in Paint 3D app and then go to the canvas settings, enable "resize image with canvas" and set the width and height to 64 pixels to make sure the icon is in correct size!



Once you do that, upload the file to the /home/container directory, rename the file to server-icon.png and save. Restart your server, and the icon will load in!

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