How to install a modpack on your server

Step 1: Finding Modpacks

Most modpacks can be found on the CurseForge website.

  • Scroll through the list and find the modpack you would like to download and click on it.

  • Once you are on the modpack page, click on the "Files" tab.

  • On the "Files" tab you will find the modpack files for both your client and your server.

  • Please download the "Server Files" version of your modpack.

  • Once you have your modpack .zip file, you need to right click on it and "Extract" it to a folder.

Step 2: Preparing your modpack

Modpacks may come in various states of completion. We will go over the most common states and how to prepare them to deploy on your server.

Ready To Play: Modpacks that do not contain any install scripts and already have the Forge/FTB server .jar files included. The only preparation necessary is to rename either the forge_xxxxx_universal.jar or FTBServer_xxxx.jar to server.jar. Once you have renamed the files, you can proceed to Step 3.

Ready To Install: Modpacks that contain install scripts and need to be run on your computer before being uploaded to the Game Panel. This will require you to run the Install.bat or Install.sh files depending on your operating system. Once the install script has completed you will need to rename either the forge_xxxxx_universal.jar or FTBServer_xxxx.jar to server.jar. Once you have renamed the files, you can proceed to Step 3.

Base Modpack: Modpacks that do not include any install scripts but also do not include any Forge/FTB server .jar files. This will require you to download the Forge installer from the Forge website. From the Forge website you will need to find the Minecraft version of your modpack and download the "Installer". Once it has downloaded, open the installer and select "Install Server". You will then need to change the Installer directory to the folder where your modpack is located, this will display an error but continue with the installation and press "OK". Once complete you will need to rename either the forge_xxxxx_universal.jar or FTBServer_xxxx.jar to server.jar. Once you have renamed the files, you can proceed to Step 3.

Your server will need to be stopped in the Game Panel before continuing to the following steps.

Step 3: Uploading your files

This guide explains how to install your modpack using FTP, you may follow our FTP guide if necessary before proceeding.

Once you have connected to your server via FTP you will need to highlight any existing files on your server and delete them. You may now highlight all of the files in your modpack folder and drag them into the FTP program you are using to begin uploading your files to your server.

Step 4: Starting your server

Once all of your files have completed installing you may now proceed to the Game Panel and navigate to your server. Once you are on the "Console" page you can click the "Start" button to start your server. You may now connect to your server with your modpack!

Most modpacks will have errors during startup. These errors are normal and unavoidable, they can be ignored.