This guide will show you how to ban and unban players on your Minecraft server.


⚠ Important Notes ⚠

You first need to understand that there are two ways to ban a player. You can either ban them by their Minecraft username, or by their IP.

Banning a player's username will mean that you are banning just that Minecraft account, so he will be able to join your server from a different account if he has one.

Banning a player's IP will mean that that player will not be able to join your server again even from another account because their IP will stay the same even if they will connect from a different account. However, if the player finds any way to change his IP, like a dynamic one, they will be able to join again.

The best way to ban an unwanted player is to ban both their username and IP.


🚫 How to Ban a Player 🚫


πŸ’  Banning a Username

To ban a player's username you have to use the following command in-game:

/ban <username> [reason]

NOTE: Replace <username> with the username of the player you want to ban. Also, please note that if you use the command via the Multicraft console you need to do it without the / at the beginning.

NOTE: The [reason] argument is optional, you can use the command to ban a player without giving any reason.


πŸ€” Examples:

/ban GGServers
Will ban the player called GGServers.

/ban GGServers hacker
Will ban the player called GGServers with the hacker reason.


πŸ’  Banning an IP

To ban a player's IP you have to use the following command in-game:

/ban-ip <IP|username> [reason]

NOTE: Replace <IP|username> with either the IP, either the username of the player that has the IP you want to ban. Also, please note that if you use the command via the Multicraft console you need to do it without the / at the beginning.

NOTE: The [reason] argument is optional, you can use the command to ban a player without giving any reason.


πŸ€” Examples:

/ban-ip GGServers
Will ban the IP of the player called GGServers.

/ban-ip 0.0.0.0
Will ban the 0.0.0.0 IP.

/ban-ip GGServers hacker
Will ban the IP of the player called GGServers with the hacker reason.


🟒 How to Unban a Player 🟒

There are two different ways to unban a player, depending on if you want to unban just the username or the IP.


πŸ’  Unbanning a Username

To unban a player's username you have to use the following command in-game:

/pardon <username>

NOTE: Replace <username> with the username of the player you want to unban. Also, please note that if you use the command via the Multicraft console you need to do it without the / at the beginning.


πŸ€” Examples:

/pardon GGServers
Will unban the player called GGServers.


πŸ’  Unbanning an IP

To unban a player's IP you have to use the following command in-game:

/pardon-ip <IP>

NOTE: Replace <IP> with the IP you want to unban. Also, please note that if you use the command via the Multicraft console you need to do it without the / at the beginning.


πŸ€” Examples:

/pardon-ip 0.0.0.0
Will unban the IP 0.0.0.0.


πŸ“œ How to See the Banned Players/ IPs List πŸ“œ

To see the banned player list you have to use the following command in-game:

/banlist players


To see the banned IPs list you have to use the following command in-game:

/banlist ips


πŸ” More Security Measures πŸ”

If you still have unwanted players joining your server and if want to protect your server better we suggest you also set a Whitelist or a plugin like AuthMe.

Here is our guide for setting up a Whitelist.

Here is our guide for using the AuthMe plugin.


If you find any issues banning players on your server please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.


❕ Useful Links ❕

- Vanilla Commands
- How to Use the Minecraft Scoreboard
- How to Change Your Server’s Difficulty
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