How to Change Your Server Type and Version
This article will show you how to change your server version and type.
❓ What Is The Server Type ❓
The Server Type section from your main Multicraft page represents the jar file that the server will load when it will be started.
All jar files of the server can be found in the jar folder, from the root directory of the server.
If you want to use a custom jar file, see our guide here.
If you want to upgrade your server version and keep your world, please be aware you must update it one version at a time otherwise your world may be corrupted!
⚠ Important Notes ⚠
We recommend that you do a backup before any server type change. We have a guide showing how to do that here.
Please note that it is not recommended to change to older versions without generating a new world, otherwise the server will crash.
If you change from Vanilla to Spigot or Paper, it is recommended to keep the same Minecraft version.
If you are changing to or from a modpack changing just the server type will make the server crash. You need to do a clean install (see below).
🔩 How to Change Your Server Type 🔩
To change your server type or version, please do the following:
Log in to your Multicraft account here
Click Stop to stop your server.
Scroll down and click on Server Type then select the version of Minecraft you want to use.
Generate a new world.
If you want to keep your current world, we recommend clicking Yes here. This will create a completely new world and save your current world in case you want to go back to that version of Minecraft and play on it.
Click Ok when you see this popup.
Start your server by clicking Start.
That's how to change your server type or version unless you are switching to a modpack. If you are, follow the guide below.
👽 Switching To a Modpack 👽
If you want to change your server type to a modpack, we’ll follow the same method but it will have a couple of different steps. You will need to do a clean install that will delete all your server files when switching to a modpack. Deleting all your server files will also delete your backups so make sure to download a backup of your world to your computer if you want to save your current world.
The first step is to click Stop.
Choose a Modpack to Install
Scroll down till you see the Server Type option. Click on the blue box and click on the modpack you would like to use.
Click Yes to do a clean install that will delete all your server files. Create a backup if you want to keep your current world. Then click Ok on the next popup.
Start Your Server
You can now click start to start your server with the new modpack.
That's how to change your server type to a modpack.
If you find any issues changing your server type please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.
❕ Useful Links ❕
- How to Change Your Server View Distance
- How to Set Up and Use Scheduled Tasks
- How to Download Your World
Updated on: 09/29/2022