We know that adding mods to your Minecraft server can make your game much more interactive and fun. With the number of mods that are out there, you and your players on a server can enjoy a practically endless amount of new content to try out. GGServers can host any multiplayer compatible mod.

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 on to his client as well. This is how mods work. We have a guide here for setting up mods on your client.
Please note that modded servers usually require more RAM than normal servers, so please verify that your server has enough RAM for the number of mods you want to run. Here is our guide for how many mods each package can host.
If you wish to install mods on your server, it needs to be running on Forge or Fabric. To do that, we'll need to do a clean installation on your server.

Also, please note that we provide on our Multicraft panel versions of Forge between 1.7.10 and the latest, and the same for Fabric! This saves you from doing a custom Forge or Fabric installation!

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


🕹ī¸ Fabric or Forge 🕹ī¸

When it comes to running a modded Minecraft server, the most popular loaders (server types) are Forge and Fabric. We provide both of them with multiple versions!

Forge is one of the first mod loaders that allowed the players to use mods and add them to their servers. Also, it is usually the preferred one by mod creators as it has been in use for a long time and is stable. There's a huge library of mods for Forge for all versions of the game.

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 updates stability.

As for choosing between them, just pick the one that meets your needs more. They are both great mod loaders and you can find mods or modpacks for both of them.


🔌 Forge 🔌

If you want to run a Forge modded server, you will have to first set up Forge on your server, then install the mods.


💠 How to Set Up Forge

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

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

Stop Your Server


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

Server Type

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

Yes


Click on Yes to do a clean install that will delete all your server files, then click on Ok on the following pop-up window.

Clean Install

Ok

ATTENTION - Be sure to back up your files using FileZilla before the process as they will be wiped! Here is our guide for using FileZilla.


Start Your Server

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

Start Your Server

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.


To install your mods please do the following:

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

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 Files Access.

FTP


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

FTP Details

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.

FileZilla


Start your server after you uploaded your mods.

Start Your Server

Now you just installed your mods into your Forge server.


🔌 Fabric 🔌

If you want to run a Fabric modded server, you will have to first set up Fabric on your server, then install the mods.


💠 How to Set Up Fabric

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

Log in to your Multicraft panel here and stop 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.

Yes


Click on Yes to do a clean install that will delete all your server files, then click on Ok on the following pop-up window.

Clean Install

Ok

ATTENTION - Be sure to back up your files using FileZilla before the process as they will be wiped! Here is our guide for using FileZilla.


Start Your Server

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

Start Your Server

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.


To install your mods please do the following:

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

Stop Your Server

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


Click on Files and then on FTP File Access.

FTP


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

FTP Details

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.

FileZilla


Restart your server after you uploaded your mods.

Start Your Server

Now you just installed your mods into your Fabric 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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