Cloudburst Installation

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  • Cloudburst is nuclear-powered server software for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. It has a few key advantages over other server software:
    • Written in Java, Cloudburst is faster and more stable.
    • Having a friendly structure, it's easy to contribute to Cloudburst's development and rewrite plugins from other platforms into Cloudburst plugins.


    1. Java 8 or above [Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, OS X]
    2. The server jar, which can be found on our Jenkins
    3. The Cloudburst server jar file copied to a new directory dedicated to your server



    1. Paste the following text into a text document. Save it as start.bat in the same directory as Cloudburst.jar:
    2. Code:
      @echo off
      java -Xms1G -Xmx1G -jar Cloudburst.jar
    3. Double click the batch file.


    1. Create a new startup script ( in the server directory to launch the JAR:

      java -Xms1G -Xmx1G -jar Cloudburst.jar
    2. Open your terminal and execute the following in the directory:
      chmod +x
    3. Run your start up script:
    4. Bash:

    Mac OS X

    1. Create a new startup script (start.command) to launch the JAR in the server directory:

      cd "$( dirname "$0" )"
      java -Xms512M -Xmx1G -jar Cloudburst.jar
    2. Open Terminal and type into it: (Don't hit enter!)
      chmod a+x
    3. Drag your startup script file into the Terminal window. (Be sure to put a space between chmod a+x and your startup script!)
    4. Double click your startup script.


    Depending on your Minecraft host's configuration, you will have two ways to enable the use of Cloudburst through Multicraft.

    • If there's already an option for Cloudburst in the JAR file selection menu, you can simply select it and restart your server upon save. However, this may not be recommended if your host does not keep up to date with the latest Cloudburst builds.
    • If you have access to upload custom server JARs (FTP), download the Cloudburst JAR and enter in the name of the file via the JAR file input box located on the index of the panel. Some hosts may require you to rename your JAR to a specific name (like custom.jar) and then select it from the dropdown menu.


    After the Cloudburst.jar has been run the first time, folders and config files will be created. You will need to edit these config files to have the server work properly in your environment.
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    If the server is working incorrectly, be sure you have port forwarded and you have followed the steps closely. If you are having issues, you can create a help thread in the Cloudburst forums or come chat with us on Discord.


    Check out our Resources section. If you cannot find what you are looking for, Pokkit offers limited compatibility with Spigot plugins.

    You can add your plugins by dropping the JAR file into your plugins folder in your server directory and restarting the server. If it does not work or if you see errors seek help on the Cloudburst forums or Discord.
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