How to install a custom modpack on your Minecraft Java server Print

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Note: If you have a Premium Minecraft server or have purchased the Advanced Support Addon for your Budget Minecraft server, installing custom mod-packs can be done automatically when requested through a Support Ticket. After providing the pack you want to have installed, our staff will install the necessary files for you. If you prefer to do the install it manually, follow the steps below:

Note: This tutorial requires you to configure an FTP to your server. Learn how to set up an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) here.

Note: Forge and Fabric install separately depending on which Minecraft version is being used (Forge/Fabric running Minecraft 1.16.5, Forge running Minecraft 1.17+, and Fabric running Minecraft 1.17+). 



How to install a custom modpack on your
server: (Forge/Fabric running Minecraft 1.16.5 and older)

1. Prepare the modpack files by extracting the folder somewhere on your desktop. (typically, modpacks will have a Download Server Files button on the launcher page.)

2. Open the folder, and there are a few options. If there are only a few files and a .bat file, double click and run the .bat file. Move to the next step if you already see a minecraft.jar and a forge.jar.


3. Rename the forge .jar file to custom.jar (leave the minecraft_server<version>.jar file alone).


4. Select all the folder's contents, then right-click>Send to>Compressed (zipped) folder.


5. Open and connect an FTP client to your server. (click here for a tutorial on how to configure an FTP).

6. Drag and drop the compress .zip folder onto the FTP client.


7. Log in to your BisectHosting control panel.

8. Click File Manager, then locate the zipped folder.


9. Select the folder, then click More>Unarchive.



10. Return to the homepage, and select Open Jar Menu.


11.
Select Custom, then select Custom.jar.


12. Keep the current files. 


13. Restart your server.




How to install a custom modpack on your server: (Forge running Minecraft 1.17+)

1. Prepare the modpack files by extracting the folder somewhere on your desktop. (typically, modpacks will have a Download Server Files button on the launcher page.)

2. Open the folder, and there are a few options. If there are only a few files and a .bat file, double click and run the .bat file. Move to the next step if you already see a minecraft.jar and a forge.jar.


3. Select all the folder's contents, then right-click>Send to>Compressed (zipped) folder.


4. Open and connect an FTP client to your server. (click here for a tutorial on how to configure an FTP).

5. Drag and drop the compress .zip folder onto the FTP client.


6. Log in to your BisectHosting control panel.

7. Click File Manager, then locate the zipped folder.


8. Select the folder, then click More>Unarchive.



9. Return to the homepage, and select Open Jar Menu.


10.
Select Custom, then select the following based on which version is being used:

Forge running Minecraft 1.17+ = Custom Forge 1.17+


11. Keep the current files. 


12. Restart your server.




How to install a custom modpack on your server: (Fabric/Quilt running Minecraft 1.17+)
1. Prepare the modpack files by extracting the folder somewhere on your desktop. (typically, modpacks will have a Download Server Files button on the launcher page.)

2. Open the folder, and there are a few options. If there are only a few files and a .bat file, double click and run the .bat file. Move to the next step if you already see a minecraft.jar and a forge.jar.


3. Depending on the java version being ran, rename the .jar file to:
Fabric running Minecraft 1.17 = customjava16.jar

Fabric/Quilt running Minecraft 1.18+ = customjava17.jar


4. Select all the folder's contents, then right-click>Send to>Compressed (zipped) folder.


5. Open and connect an FTP client to your server. (click here for a tutorial on how to configure an FTP).

6. Drag and drop the compress .zip folder onto the FTP client.


7. Log in to your BisectHosting control panel.

8. Click File Manager, then locate the zipped folder.


9. Select the folder, then click More>Unarchive.



10. Return to the homepage, and select Open Jar Menu.


11.
Select Custom, then select the following based on which version is being used:

Fabric running Minecraft 1.17 = Custom Java 16

Fabric/Quilt running Minecraft 1.18+ = Custom Java 17


12. Keep the current files. 


13. Restart your server.


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