In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PaperSpiot on CentOS 8.
PaperSpigot is a high performance fork of Spigot that aims to fix gameplay and mechanics inconsistencies. Paper contains numerous unique features and changes, including many performance improvements not found in Spigot.
- CentOS 8 dedicated server
- A root user or normal user with sudo administrator access
Let’s get started with the installation.
Step 1 – Keep the server up to date
# dnf update -y
Step 2 – Install JAVA
Following command will install JAVA JDK 11.
# dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel -y
Check the version of the JAVA to verify the installation
# java -version
openjdk version “11.0.8” 2020-07-14 LTS
OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.8+10-LTS)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.8+10-LTS, mixed mode, sharing)
Step 3 – Install PaperSpigot
Ensure you are in the home directory of the user you are planning to use to install PaperSpigot.
Create a folder for PaperSpigot
# mkdir paper
# cd paper
# wget -O paperclip.jar https://papermc.io/ci/job/Paper/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/paperclip.jar
This will download the latest build of PaperSpigot. If you would like to use a different Minecraft version, replace lastSuccessfulBuild with a corresponding build number which you can find here.
Step 4 – Start your server
Create a start up script for your server.
# vi start.sh
Make start.sh match the following, replacing 1024M with the amount of RAM installed on your server.
java -Xms512M -Xmx1024M -XX:MaxPermSize=128M -jar paperclip.jar
Make start.sh executable.
# chmod +x start.sh
Start your server.
Before you start the server, we need to replace eula=false to eula=true in eula.txt
The first time you start your server, it will download files necessary to setup PaperSpigot. After the first run, your server will launch faster.
Run your server in the background
In case, if you want to run the PaperSpigot server in background, you can do it with screen. Follow these steps to install and run the server in the screen.
First, install EPEL repository using following command:
# dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Next, install screen.
# dnf install screen -y
Open an instance of screen.
# screen -S “paper”
Start your server script.
# cd ~/paper
We have successfully install and configure PaperSpigot on CentOS 8.
In this tutorial, we have seen how to install PaperSpigot on CentOS 8.