We know that adding Mods to your Minecraft server can make your game much more interactive and fun. Note that usually mods are adding new content to the game, so the possibilities are great when using mods.

This article will help you to properly install mods on your server.

⚠ Important Notes ⚠

If you install mods on your server, any player that wants to join your server will have to install the mods into his client as well. This is how mods are working. We have a guide here for setting up mods in your client.
Please note that modded servers require usually more RAM than normal servers, so please verify that your server has enough RAM for the number of mods you wanna run. Here is our guide telling the number of mods each of our plans can keep.
If you wish to install mods in your server, your server needs firstly to be running on Forge (So for this, we'll need to do a clean installation in your server).

Also, please note that we provide one-click setups our Multicraft panel for versions of Forge between 1.7.10 and 1.16.5! This saves you from doing a custom Forge installation!

Please note that usually a new world is needed if you add or remove a mod as the server does not recognize anymore the blocks/ entities from the new mod or from the missing one. We have a guide here for removing a mod from your server if needed.

🔌 Forge Installation 🔌

You can perform a clean installation by doing the following steps:

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

Click on Files and select Setup.

Select the Forge template you want to use (according to the version you want to use), tick the box for Delete All Server Files and type your Multicraft password, then click on Apply.

ATTENTION - This will delete all server files including backups. Make sure to use Filezilla to download your files before proceeding. Here is our guide for using Filezilla.

Go back, start your server and wait for the Template you selected to be installed. You will be able to see the progress logs in the Multicraft console.

Here you can find our guide for doing a clean install.

Once the server is running on Forge, we can start the installation process.

🔩 How to Install Mods 🔩

You can install mods by uploading them using Filezilla to your server's /mods directory.

Here is our guide for using Filezilla, please read it.

In order to install your mods please do the following:

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

Please note that you need to first be sure you are running Forge as we already mentioned above in this article.

Click on Files and then on FTP File Access.

Use your FTP details and your Multicraft password to connect via Filezilla to your server.

Here is our guide for using Filezilla, please take a look.

You'll notice that a /mods folder was generated. Upload using Filezilla the mods to the server /mods folder.

Restart your server after you uploaded your mods.

Now you just installed your mods into your Forge server.

If you find any issue installing mods into your server please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- Improve Your Forge Modded Server Performance
- How To: Edit Mod configuration files
- How to Install Mods Into Your Client
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