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How to Change Your Server View Distance

This article will show you how to change your server view distance.

Usually, if you want to improve your server performance the first step is to lower the server view distance.

Here is our guide for improving your server performance and here is the one for doing so on modded servers.

๐Ÿ“ Changing Your Server View Distance ๐Ÿ“

To change your server view distance you need to do the following steps:

Log in to your Multicraft here and stop your server.

Click on Files, then on Config Files.

Config Files

Click on Server Settings.

Server Settings

Find View Distance and change it to the desired number, then click on Save and start your server.

View Distance

Now you just changed your server View Distance.

โ” View Distance Changed but Chunks Not Loading โ”

This is something that is happening if you are running one of the following server types as they all have the spigot.yml file:


The server types mentioned above present an extra option in the spigot.yml file called view-distance which controls the chunks generations. The server will still load the number of chunks mentioned in the file (the one displayer under Server Settings in Multicraft) but only if they are generated.

The view-distance option can limit the number of generated chunks, so if they are not already generated they will not be seen even if the Server Settings option is set to a higher number.

For example, in a new world there are not so many chunks generated, so even with the View Distance set to a high number you will not see so many chunks in the distance.

Description: Controls the number of chunks that will be loaded around every player. This value cannot be higher than 15 or lower than 1. Lowering this can lower the load on servers if you have a large number of players online.

You can find more details about this option here, on the official Spigot page.

โœจ How to Solve

To solve this issue you need to:

Log in to your Multicraft panel here and stop your server.

Stop Your Server

Click on Files, then on FTP Files Access and log in using your Multicraft password.

FTP Files Access

Open the spigot.yml file and find the option called view-distance. It should be a value between 1 and 15. The default value is 10.


Set it to a higher number to match your actual server View Distance and click on Save. Keep in mind the maximum is 15.


Start your server.

Start Your Server

Done! Your view distance should improve on the server.

If you find any issues changing your server view distance please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

โ• Useful Links โ•

- Changing your server version and type
- How to Upload a World to Your Server
- How to Install Any Server Type (Clean Installation)

Updated on: 07/22/2022

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