We really need to start making more posts here, but that’s a whole another topic!
Today I want to let you know about a few changes we have made to our JAR Selection Menu. This will apply to both our Premium and Budget Minecraft servers.
Removal of 1.8 and 1.8.3
We have removed both Spigot and Craftbukkit 1.8 and 1.8.3 versions from the JAR Selection Menu. Most customers are using 1.8.8, and it’s the version everyone should be using anyway since it is the latest and has all latest bugs and security fixes. If for any reason at all you still need to run 1.8 or 1.8.3 you can simply run those as a custom.jar
Auto updates for Spigot and Craftbukkit
We always try to have the latest builds available in our panels, but that requires you to having manually select them. We now have an option where that is no longer necessary. If you look at the JAR Selection Menu you will find the following:
Spigot 1.8.8 (Auto Update)
Craftbukkit 1.8.8 (Auto Update)
If you select one of those it will always be updated for you to the latest version we have without having to manually select it every time a new version is out. The way it works is that every time you restart your server it will check if there is a new version, and if there is the new version will be automatically used. This will allow you to just set your selection and forget about it.
We do realize that not everyone wants to make a jump to the next version automatically, so that will never happen. For example:
If a there is a 1.8.9 version that comes out it will still be updated automatically since it’s still 1.8.x. However when 1.9 comes out, your server won’t be updated automatically, you will have to manually select it when it’s first available. Then once 1.9.1 comes out it will be updated to it automatically as long as you already manually selected 1.9.
We are going to add automatic updates for Vanilla Minecraft as well.