How to join your Minecraft server

Last updated: 02/10/20
written by  Nodecraft Staff

Joining your Minecraft server is a simple process, which is detailed below.

First, you will need to locate your server's hostname, which is located on your instance's page under the title of your instance. In the example below, it is the blue text with ""

Example Minecraft Server

You will also want to Start the server using the green arrow before connecting to it in Minecraft. Once you have the hostname, start Minecraft, click Multiplayer, and finally click Add Server.

One of the buttons is labeled Multiplayer There will be a button labeled Add Server

There will be two text boxes, Server Name and Server Address. Put whatever you want in the Server Name field, as that is how it will be listed in the Multiplayer screen for your Minecraft. Now type in the hostname you found earlier into the Server Address box, and confirm your entries by clicking done.

Adding a server in Minecraft

You will be taken back to the server list. The server should appear in that list with the name you selected, and should have the green bars at the right that signify it is online.

The server's status will now be displayed

You can now join the server by either selecting it and hitting Join Server, clicking the arrow on the server's icon, or by double clicking on the server's name. Normally, you will then be brought directly into the server. If you are not, there is a list of common errors that can be encountered here.

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