It is fine to have the ability to run a dedicated server so people may come and go without the first game host loading up Minecraft while it is simple enough to share a Minecraft map with other local players on your network. Now we are looking at how to run a straightforward Minecraft server that is local both with and without mods.
Why Run a Minecraft Server?
One of the very frustrating aspects of the Minecraft local multiplayer experience (both for the PC and the PE version) is the initial game host has to be active to gain access to previous creations. Whether there are two parents and two children playing Minecraft in a family for example, and they spend a few hours one weekend working on a large construction hosted by Child #2, then anytime anyone wishes to work on such a world/construction again they want Child #2 to fire up their game and share it with everyone else by opening it to the LAN. Variable in that each world lives on each computer that is individual and suddenly it becomes a real hassle for greater than one individual to work on a particular map.
A far better method to go about doing things is to host a standalone server on the local network. These way players may come and go as they please without any one individual needing to log in and share their world. Better still, it is possible to host a Minecraft server on a machine that’s not well satisfied for really playing Minecraft (we have run small without a problem).
Let us take a glance at how to setup a fundamental Minecraft hosting that is local both with and without mods.
Creating a Simple Vanilla Minecraft Server
You will find just two methods to approach installing the easy vanilla Mojang-provided Minecraft server. One approach is quite Windows-centric as you just download an.EXE file and run it, using a suitable small graphical user window. That approach does not always help OS X and Linux users yet, so we are going to use the.JAR based system which will help enlarge the procedure across all the platforms with just very small tweaks required to transfer between operating systems.