Minecraft Server

This is a quick tutorial to set up a local minecraft server sing Kitematic and Docker.

Create Minecraft Server Container

Create a container from the recommended Minecraft image by hitting the “Create” button.

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After the image finishes downloading, you’ll see the home screen for the Minecraft container. Your Minecraft server is now running inside a Docker container! Note we’ve marked the IP and port you can connect to your Minecraft server in red (your IP and port may be different).

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Connect to Minecraft Server

Open your Minecraft client, login with your Minecraft account and click on the “Multiplayer” button.

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Click “Add Server” button to add the Minecraft server you want to connect to.


Fill in the “Server Address” section with the marked IP and port from Kitematic.


Click on the play button to connect to your Minecraft Server.



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Change Map Using Docker Volume

Open the “data” folder from Kitematic. We use Docker Volume to map the folder from the Minecraft Docker container onto your computer.


Finder will pop open and you can replace your current map with a new one that you want.


Restart your container by clicking the “Restart” button.


Go back to your Minecraft Client and join your server. Done!

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