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Installing a Fabric Server without a GUI

Let’s say that you want to install a Fabric server on a machine which does not have GUI support. For example, if you have rented a VPS, and you want to run your own Fabric server on that


For Minecraft 1.16.X or older, the required version of Java is 8+ For Minecraft 1.17.X, the required version of Java is 16+ For Minecraft 1.18.X or newer, the required version of Java is 17+

You will also need a way to download files to the server. This can be done using a file transfer, curl or wget

Installing dependencies

NameNotes Debian (Ubuntu, Mint, …) Fedora
JavaRequiredapt install openjdk-8-jre-headlessdnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless
CurlRequiredapt install curl dnf install curl


  1. Create and enter a directory to put the server in
  2. Visit the Minecraft Server download page and configure the desired versions
  3. Use one of the following methods to download the minecraft server .jar to your server.
    • Curl: Copy the curl command from this page. Then inside the server directory run the command to download the server jar file.
    • File transfer: Download the server jar from this page and transfer it into the server directory.
  4. To launch the server, run the command as shown on the web page.
player/tutorials/install_server.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/03 20:14 by modmuss50