This guide can hopefully help you understand what the Different Server versions do, how to setup your own custom jar file, and what we recommend that you run on your service to get the best performance.

PebbleHost JAR Selector

The JAR Selector on our Panel can be intimidating as there are lots of options, We will break down the main options for you and explain what they do, how they operate and what might be best for you. The options that we list in our Selector are as follows.

Vanilla Minecraft
Spigot
CraftBukkit
PaperSpigot
BungeeCord
Nukkit

Vanilla Minecraft

Vanilla Minecraft is the version of Minecraft without any modifications or changes, this is the version of Minecraft as intended by Mojang, These options allow you to run a Multiplayer server running the base version of the game.

Vanilla versions are un-altered and don't allow for any modification or changes.

CraftBukkit

CraftBukkit runs what is known as the Bukkit API which adds support to the game for Multiplayer and plugins. This is currently maintained and supported by the developers of Spigot who use the Bukkit API and add there own Spigot API to the server.

All Bukkit Plugins should run on Spigot servers as they both utilize the same API, however, Spigot plugins will not run on Bukkit Servers.

Spigot

Spigot is a commonly used Multiplayer version of Minecraft, This version supports modification and plugins, For example, if you wanted to add a plugin to teleport from one player to another, you would likely use this version. Spigot has a website where developers publish plugins that can be used for these versions https://spigotmc.com

PaperSpigot

This is currently the version that we recommend that you use and run on your server, This is known as a fork of spigot, this means that the developers of PaperSpigot have taken the Spigot code and changed it, The changes they have made are optimizations to the server that allow it to run better and use less resources, This gives the client a better experience when using and playing on the server.

All Spigot and Bukkit plugins should work on PaperSpigot.

BungeeCord

BungeeCord is a version created by Spigot that allows you to connect Multiple servers together, these servers can run Spigot, CraftBukkit, PaperSpigot or some other version, We have a guide to setting up BungeeCord here.

BungeeCord needs it's own server to run. Typically this doesn't need to be anything more than 1GB of RAM as this is not an intense server version.

Nukkit

Nukkit is a version that was created to give Multiplayer server support to Minecraft:Pocket Edition players, This version does support plugins, however, the plugins that it will run have to be developed by Nukkit, You can find more details about Nukkit and it's development here

Setting a Custom JAR

We allow users to use there own JAR file if we don't supply one that servers your purposes or needs. This simply requires you to upload the JAR to the base directory of your server, then put it's name in the text field below our JAR Selector. You can find a more in-depth tutorial on this here.
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