Want to make a free Minecraft server? You can create your own private server on Minecraft Java edition using free server software provided by Mojang. You can download this through the Minecraft website, but the initial process and how to run your server needs some more explaining.
To get started, make sure you have the latest version of Java edition installed. To check whether you have this, simply use the control panel in Windows and update or install the latest version. Once you’ve set up a free Minecraft server, you can invite your friends online and even create your own rules, gameplay, and community within your own blocky creation.
Here’s how to get started on making a free Minecraft server, as well as the options for hosting a server for free. For a thorough breakdown of common questions and answers, be sure to check out the Microsoft help article and Minecraft’s recommended hosting guide. Follow the steps below or check out the video for a walkthrough on how to set up a Minecraft server.