Starting for the first time

  • Linux/MacOS: run ./
  • Windows: Double-click start.cmd, or open PowerShell in the server directory and run .\start.ps1.

The first time PocketMine-MP starts, it launches a set-up wizard. This can be disabled by running ./ --no-wizard.

$ ./
[*] PocketMine-MP set-up wizard
[*] Please select a language:
English => en
Español => es
中文 => zh
Pyccĸий => ru
日本語 => ja
Deutsch => de
한국어 => ko
Nederlands => nl
Français => fr
Italiano => it
Melayu => ms
Norsk => no
Svenska => sv
Suomi => fi
Türkçe => tr
[?] Language (en):

PocketMine-MP supports a few other languages. Fill in the two letters behind the language and press enter. Is your language not in the list? Add it on Crowdin.

[*] English has been correctly selected.
Welcome to PocketMine-MP!
Before starting setting up your new server you have to accept the license.
PocketMine-MP is licensed under the LGPL License,
that you can read opening the LICENSE file on this folder.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

[?] Do you accept the License? (y/N):

Do you accept the License?

[?] Do you want to skip the set-up wizard? (y/N):

You can skip the wizard from here and start the server with the default settings or continue.

[*] You are going to set up your server now.
[*] If you don't want to change the default value, just press Enter.
[*] You can edit them later on the file.
[?] Give a name to your server (Minecraft: PE Server):
[*] Do not change the default port value if this is your first server.
[?] Server port (19132):
[*] Choose between Creative (1) or Survival (0)
[?] Default Game mode (0):
[?] Max. online players (20):
[*] The spawn protection disallows placing/breaking blocks in the spawn zone except for OPs
[?] Enable spawn protection? (Y/n):
[*] An OP is the player admin of the server. OPs can run more commands than normal players
[?] OP player name (example, your game name):
[!] You will be able to add an OP user later using /op <player>
[*] The white-list only allows players in it to join.
[?] Do you want to enable the white-list? (y/N):
[!] Query is a protocol used by different tools to get information of your server and players logged in.
[!] If you disable it, you won't be able to use server lists.
[?] Do you want to disable Query? (y/N):
[*] RCON is a protocol to remote connect with the server console using a password.
[?] Do you want to enable RCON? (y/N):
[*] Getting your external IP and internal IP
[!] Your external IP is [your external IP]. You may have to port-forward to your internal IP [your internal IP]
[!] Be sure to check it, if you have to forward and you skip that, no external players will be able to join. [Press Enter]

[*] You have finished the set-up wizard correctly
[*] Check the Plugin Repository to add new features, minigames, or advanced protection to your server
[*] PocketMine-MP will now start. Type /help to view the list of available commands.

[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Loading pocketmine.yml...
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Loading server properties...
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Selected English (eng) as the base language
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Starting Minecraft: PE server version v1.1.0.55
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Opening server on
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: This server is running PocketMine-MP version 1.7dev "[REDACTED]" (API 3.0.0-ALPHA7)
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: PocketMine-MP is distributed under the LGPL License
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Loading recipes...
[10:18:38] [Server thread/INFO]: Loading resource packs...
[10:18:39] [Server thread/NOTICE]: Level "world" not found
[10:18:39] [Server thread/INFO]: Preparing level "world"
[10:18:39] [Server thread/NOTICE]: Spawn terrain for level "world" is being generated in the background
[10:18:39] [Server thread/INFO]: Starting GS4 status listener
[10:18:39] [Server thread/INFO]: Setting query port to 19132
[10:18:39] [Server thread/INFO]: Query running on
[10:18:39] [Server thread/INFO]: Default game type: Survival Mode
[10:18:39] [Server thread/INFO]: Done (59.006s)! For help, type "help" or "?"

The server should have started now and you should be able to join.