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How to use snapshot versions for a Java server

You may want to use a snapshot version if you want to test out new features implemented into Minecraft. This article will teach you on how to use snapshot versions for a Java server.

Backup your server before proceeding. Testing / Playing in versions that are not designed for actual gameplay can cause errors in the world.

Installing the snapshot

Visit the Minecraft Snapshot Information and Changelogs KB Page. This page contains a list of snapshots and release candidates, as well as the server jar downloads.

Click the hypertext link under the "Cross-platform server jar". It will automatically start downloading the snapshot server jar.

This is a vanilla server JAR. Bukkit/Spigot is not available in snapshots.

Once it has downloaded, Head over to your server and click on the "File Manager" button.

Remove the old server.jar by clicking the 3 dots and pressing on "Delete".

Upload the new server.jar file by clicking on the yellow upload button.

Once it has finished uploading, head back into the console and start the server! The server should now be running!

If you require any further assistance, please create a ticket here.

Created By: Greg K.

Updated on: 19/12/2023

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