By default, Minecraft Pocket Edition allows the player to join an existing multiplayer game or host their own single-player game with up to four other players. But what if they are looking for something more? What if the player wants to create their server and build their own Minecraft world? Thanks to mods like CraftBukkit and Spigot, Minecraft PE has become more popular than ever as a server platform. This guide will walk you through the whole process of how to make a server in Minecraft PE. So let us get started!
Preparing your device
Before you start creating your server, you need to prepare your device.
You will need the following:
- A mobile device with the latest version of Minecraft Pocket Edition
- An internet connection via Wi-Fi or data
- The latest version of Minecraft Pocket Edition
- The knowledge of how to create a world.
How to Make a Server in Minecraft PE: Connecting With Other Players
When one tries to connect with other players, their server must have the Public setting enabled. This setting will make the player’s server visible so people can find it. It also allows other players from all over the world to join one’s server and enjoy playing with you.
For one of their server, they need first to log into the game on their device. If one is not logged in, open the game and press Play. Next, when asked which server you want to play on, select Create New World and create an account if necessary.
When creating a new world, give it an appropriate name like My Home Server or Server Name. This will help keep the entire player world organized. Once the world is created, tap on Play again and tap Edit Game Settings. Scroll down until you see the option for hosting your server.
Playing on someone else’s servers.
The first step is to find the server player wants to join. Start Minecraft Pocket Edition and select the Multiplayer menu from the main screen. The list of servers will appear in a column on the right side of your screen. Scroll down until you find one that interests you, and tap on its name.
Next, type your username into the Username box near the bottom of the window and tap Join Game at the top right corner of your screen. You should now see a green button next to the text Sending Request.
Tap it once and wait for the other player’s device to send back an acceptance message (this may take several seconds). If everything goes well, you will be connected and playing with them!
Once the server is downloaded and running on the computer, the next step is to get it on your phone. To do this, select Open after clicking Play in the top-left corner of the screen. This will bring up a dialogue box that asks for the server’s address.
Tap on Local Area Network and input something like 192.168.1.1 without additional port numbers or domain names, as this is not necessary for most people playing through their home Wi-Fi network. After tapping Connect, you should be connected!