Changing the version of your Minecraft Server

  1. Stop your server and take a backup
  2. Navigate to ”Startup” tab, and change the Version field to the version you wish to use
  3. In the ”Settings” tab, press ”Reinstall” to start the update process
  4. Start the server and run /version command to check if the version has been changed
Downgrading server versions is far more difficult as you cannot port whole worlds back versions without a backup. It requires you to manually move builds with schematics, and proper checking for new blocks.

What Java version do I need for each version in Minecraft?

You may encounter a Java error in the console when updating a new version, this could mean that you have an incompatible Java version. To fix this, you can update your Java version or change the Java Version variable in the ”Settings” tab to the appropriate version:

  • Java 8: Minecraft 1.14 - 1.16.5
  • Java 16: Minecraft 1.17 - 1.17.1
  • Java 17: Minecraft 1.18 - Newest (Recommended - Stable)
  • Java 18 - 21: Newest

And voilà, you’re done! You can now enjoy the new version of Minecraft on your server!

Running into an issue with changing the version? Shoot us a message on our community Discord server or contact support.