The new server type Magma allows you to run both mods and plugins at the same time on a server.

This article should help you with how you can install and use it on your server.




❓ What is Magma ❓

Developed by the Magma Foundation team, Magma is a fork based on Forge and Paper, allowing users to run both Forge mods and Bukkit/ Spigot plugins at the same time.

Magma is also known as Cauldron 1.12 because of the functionality and easy-to-use similarity with past Cauldron versions that were only available for 1.6.4 servers.

But be careful!

Magma is currently providing versions just for Minecraft 1.12.2 and 1.16.5!
Be sure that all mods and plugins you want to set up are providing a version for the 1.12.2 or 1.16.5 Minecraft versions.

NOTE: Magma is still under development and there may be a compatibility issue between the mods and plugins you add.


🎴 How to Install Magma 🎴

You can set up Magma into your server right from the start, meaning on a server without any progress or other files, or change your existing modpack to Magma so it will be able to run plugins.

💠 Installing Magma Alone

To install Magma on your server from the beginning please do the following steps:

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

Stop Your Server


Choose Magma as Server Type

Scroll down until you see the Server Type option. Click on the blue box and then, on the Magma version you would like to use.

Choose Magma

Click on Yes when asked if you want to set up your server with Magma.

Set Up Server

Click Yes when you are asked if you want it to be a clean install. Be sure to create a backup and download it to your PC as our guide is telling here, as all files will be wiped in the clean install process.

Clean Install

Then click on Ok in the next pop-up window.

Click Ok


Start Your Server

You can now click start to start your server and the new

Start Your Server

That's how you do a clean install of Magma on your server.


💠 Installing Magma on an Existing Modpack

If you are already running a 1.12.2 or 1.16.5 modpack and you just want to change it to Magma you can do so.

Please start the process by backing up anything you need to your PC using FileZilla. Here is our guide explaining how to use FileZilla.


To change your modpack to Magma please do the following:

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

Stop Your Server


Choose Magma as Server Type

Scroll down until you see the Server Type option. Click on the blue box and then, on the Magma version you would like to use.



Click on Yes when asked if you want to set up your server with Magma.

Set Up Server

Click No when you are asked if you want it to be a clean install. Then click on Ok in the next pop-up window.

Clean Install

Then click on Ok in the next pop-up window.

Click Ok


Start Your Server

You can now click start to start your server and the new

Start Your Server

Now you just changed your modded server to Magma without losing your files.


🔎 How to Add Mods 🔎

To add mods to your server you need to upload the mods to your 'mods' folder of the server using Filezilla, then restart the server as you would normally do for a modded 1.12.2 server.

Here is our guide for installing mods into your server.


🔎 How to Add Plugins 🔎

To add plugins to your server you need to upload the plugins to the 'plugins' folder of the server using Filezilla, then restart the server as you would normally do for a 1.12.2 plugins server.

Here is our guide for installing plugins into your server.

NOTE: You can use the /plugins to see the active plugins of the server.


🔩 Client-Side Set Up 🔩

To connect to a 1.12.2 Magma server you just need to set up Forge 1.12.2 on your PC and the mods that the server is running.

Here you can download Forge 1.12.2 and here Forge 1.16.5.


If you find any issues setting up or using Magma please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.


❕ Useful Links ❕

- How To: Install Plugins on Your Server
- How to install Mods on your server
- How To: Make a Backup
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