This article will show you how to properly install a modpack manually on your server.
To set up your modpack you will have to first install Forge in your server, then add the other modpack files manually.
We will use as an example the modpack called RLCraft which is running of Forge 1.12.2.
⚠ Important Notes ⚠
If your server does not provide a server pack then it is most likely not compatible with a server and it will not work properly. It is best to choose modpacks that are providing a Server Pack. If they are not, you will have to get the modpack files directly from your instance of it on your PC.
Please note that nearly any modpack requires at least 4GB RAM to run properly. We have a guide here explaining the RAM.
We do not recommend adding extra mods to an already existing modpack as this can cause issues.
📻 Installing Forge 📻
The first step is to do a clean install of the Forge version your modpack is running:
Log in to your Multicraft panel here and stop your server.
Click on Files, then on Setup.
Select as Template the Forge version you wanna run, then check the Delete All Server Files box and type your Multicraft password.
Click on Apply, then go back to your main Multicraft page and start your server.
Now you just installed the Forge version your modpack is running on the server.
You can also set up manually Forge, we have a guide for doing so here.
🔩 Installing the Modpack Files 🔩
Usually, any modpack that is made to run on a server is providing a Server Pack on the official page that you can download to get the server files.
NOTE: If the Server Pack is not posted on the official page, then this usually means that your modpack is not made to be played on a server, but in single-player.
We will use as an example the modpack called RLCraft.
To install the modpack files you need to:
Go to the official page of the modpack and download the Server Pack. In our case, we will go to the official page of the RLCraft modpack.
Extract the ZIP file content you just downloaded in a folder on your PC, then log in to your Multicraft pane here and stop your server.
Use Filezilla to upload all files and folders besides the libraries folder (if there is one) to your server root directory.
The root directory is the one that contains all other files and folders.
Here is our guide for using Filezilla.
Start your server.
Now you just set up manually your modpack on the server.
If you find any issues installing manually your modpack please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.
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Published on: 03 / 29 / 2021