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I have just gained access to a small i3 ivy desktop with an ssd that I built awhile back. I don't have need a NAS or anything like that at the moment. I would like to know how to be able to set this up into a remote server box that I can have in my closet running all the time.

Currently, only thing I would like to be able to do right is now run a Minecraft server. Also, it is important that I be able to do everything remotely. I am not sure what OS or even how to configure such a thing. Should I be looking at Windows Server, or some version of Linux?

Any help is much appreciated thanks! smile.gif
post #2 of 5
I would say go Linux if you have some experience with it.

Minecraft is pretty easy to configure and run using the shell and SSH is a lot faster than remote desktop if you are using poor internet connection. You will likely want to install GNU screen so you can work with multiple Shells through SSH. It's useful for things like leaving Minecraft running in one, using another to configure things, etc.

Windows Server is a lot easier to configure though...Just click a few things to enable remote dekstop, a few more tosetup the firewall, and then just run the Minecraft Server.


Guess it is also important to know if you are planning to run a modded Minecraft server and if you want the gui version of the server.
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As for OS it's not really too important. Linux will help get the most out of the machine but I wouldn't worry unless you are planning 5+ people connected to a single server.

Unless something has changed recently mincraft server runs single core unless you use JDK, which you can then use more than one thread (cores) via start up options.


Easiest remote, teamveiwer or VNC.

Personal choice, windows OS with teamveiwer for ease of use and access. While linux with VNC or another remote program may be more efficient on the resources window+teamveiwer is easy.
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Thanks for the help! I am going to look into just using the teamviewer software with windows as resource management isn't that big of a priority given it's just a server for a couple of friends and I.

I'll be running a Feed The Beast server as well as just a vanilla one.
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I'd use RDP instead of Teamviewer. My "NAS" (more a multipurpose server/seedbox) is running Windows 7 and I manage it with RDP. No need for thirdparty software! tongue.gif
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