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How to Install Fabric in Your Minecraft Server

This guide will help you with how you can install Fabric on your Minecraft Server.

๐Ÿ“œ What is Fabric? ๐Ÿ“œ

Fabric is a newer loader that should be more lightweight and faster when it comes to loading mods. It has a smaller library of mods compared to Forge, and not every Forge mod has a Fabric version. It gets updated regularly, which means stability.

Fabric is a lightweight, experimental modding toolchain for Minecraft.
Source: Fabric Official Page

๐Ÿ”Œ Setting Up Fabric Via the Multicraft Panel ๐Ÿ”Œ

You can perform a clean installation of Fabric by following the next steps:

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

Stop Your Server

Find the Server Type option and change it to Fabric selecting the desired version.

Server Type

Click Yes on the pop-up window to continue the process.


Select Yes to perform a clean install, which will delete all of your server files, and then select Ok in the following pop-up window.

Clean Install


ATTENTION - Be sure to back up your files using FileZilla before the process, as they will be wiped! Our FileZilla guide can be found here.

Start your server.

You can now start your server with the Fabric version you selected.

Start Your Server

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Setting Up a Custom Fabric Version Manually ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

If you want to run a custom/specific version of Fabric, you can install it manually.

๐Ÿ’  Downloading Fabric Server Files

To get the files for the custom Fabric version you want to use, you will need to:

Go to the official Fabric website here and download the installer in an empty folder.

Open the newly downloaded file by double-clicking it.

Select the Server option, select the version you want to use, and click on download.

NOTE: You can select the location you want it to be downloaded to, but by default, the files will be saved in the same folder as the installer, which is an empty folder.

Click on Download server jar in the pop-up that appears, then click on Done.

Now you have the required files for setting up your server with the custom version of Fabric you want to use.

๐Ÿ’  Installing Fabric in your Server

Now that you have the Fabric files, you just need to upload them to your server by following the next steps:

Open your Multicraft panel here and stop your server.

Stop Your Server

Rename the fabric-server-launch.jar to one of the following, depending on which version of Fabric you want to use:

custom-java17.jar - for any Fabric version higher than 1.18
custom-java16.jar - for any Fabric version between 1.17 and 1.18
custom-java11.jar - for any Fabric version lower than 1.17

Use FileZilla to delete your server files, then create a new folder called jar.

Our FileZilla guide can be found here.

Use FileZilla to upload the libraries folder and the Fabric server jar you renamed when preparing the files to the jar folder.

Our FileZilla guide can be found here.

Use FileZilla to upload the server.jar to your root directory of the server.

In your Multicraft control panel, change the server type to custom-java11.jar, custom-java16.jar, or custom-java17.jar depending on how you named the Fabric jar file in step 2, then click Save at the bottom of the page.

Start your server.

Now you just set up your server with the custom Fabric version.

Start Your Server

If you find any issues setting up your server with Fabric, please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

โ• Useful Links โ•

- How to Set Up and Use Cardboard Mod (Plugins & Mods on Fabric)
- How to Improve Performance on Your Fabric Modded Server
- Modpacks We Provide - Info, Versions and RAM Amount

Updated on: 10/10/2022

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