Getting Started


Getting Started

Config File

If you do not need to change your server port before starting Crafty have no fear...Crafty will create this config file for you. Just start the web app up.

IF you need to change that port or would like to create the config file before Crafty starts you may do so.

Creating config.json

Inside of app/config create a file called config.json (if you are a linux user please, please, please, make sure you are doing this as the Crafty user).

The new json file should be formatted as follows:

  "http_port": 8000,
  "https_port": 8443

Changing Crafty Port

You can change the Crafty port before launching Crafty see Creating Config.json above

After starting Crafty you can change the port in config.json using the web ui by clicking the setting cog in the top right then clicking config.json.

Adjust the https_port option:

Accessing Crafty

Crafty makes use of the hypertext transfer protocol secure to protect your personal data. When accessing Crafty you must explicitly type https when entering Crafty’s address in your browser. i.e.

Crafty can be accessed via localhost,, and your machine’s IP address, but again, you must type https:// before the address.

Logging In

Once you reach the Crafty webpage you will be greeted with a login screen. The default credentials can be set in default.json before the first run:

We highly recommend changing this immediately after logging in.

Welcome to Crafty

Once you are logged in you will see this welcome screen. This is your dashboard. From here you can access settings pages and create servers.

When you have servers created, you will see them appear here.

Editing User Settings

Let’s edit your password.

Click the gear icon in the top right of Crafty:

Next we’ll click the pencil icon to edit this user:

Here we are able to edit username, password, profile photos, language, and get API Keys. Super users are also able to edit user roles and permissions here.

Creating Servers



The only directory you can import servers from is the /import mount. DO NOT TRY TO ADD FILES TO ANY OTHER MOUNT OR PERMISSIONS WILL GET MESSED UP!!

Information on mount points can be found here:

To create a new server you may click *Create New Server* on the dashboard or on the side panel under servers.

You will be greeted with a screen that gives you many options:

Bedrock or Java

  1. Crafty 4 allows you to choose Minecraft Java or Bedrock.
  2. Select this by choosing Minecraft-Bedrock or Minecraft-Java on the top navigation once you are in server creation.

Create a new server

  1. This is a server creation tool. It gives you many options for servers to create. You can choose any of these and Crafty will download the jar file and set up the file with your designated port.
  1. Near the bottom you will designate your min/max ram and designate a port. You can also choose to add the server to an existing role using the dropdown.

Import server

  1. This is an option to import a server that already exists on your harddrive.
  2. Here you must provide a few bits of information:
    1. The path the files currently live in.
    2. The name of the executable file in that server directory.

Import a server .zip

  1. Here we just need the path where the .zip file is located.
  2. Once entered, click on "Click here to select Root Dir"
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  1. You will be directed to a setup screen. Here, you will select the directory you want as your root directory for your server. The root directory in this archive is the one I want as the root directory on my server so I’ll just keep “Files” checked off.

Starting a server

You can start a server from the terminal by clicking the start button or from the dashboard by clicking the play button.

If this is your first time starting the server you will be met with the dialogue, asking you to confirm you have read and agreed with Minecraft's EULA. If you press "yes", we will agree to the ELUA and start the server for you.

Crafty will give a quick reminder to make sure your ports are forwarded if you want to access it remotely.

At this point, we have a running server! 🎉

Server Configuration

Changing Java Version

You should have at least a moderate understanding of system directories and executables in the OS of your choosing if you plan to use a custom Java executable. The following steps are merely guidelines and the examples may not work for your particular system and path.

If you need to change the Java version your server is running with:

  1. Click on the server in the dashboard
  2. In the top navigation, click 'config'
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  1. Change the command from 'java' to the full path to your preferred java executable. For example, if using OpenJDK 16, you might use one of the following paths, depending on your OS:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\java.exe

Scheduled Tasks

  • Basic - Crafty will break down all the scheduling triggers for you.
  • Cron - You will manually use a cron string to set the trigger.
  • Trigger - This schedule will run after its linked schedule runs.

Options will appear and disappear depending upon user's configuration options



For help creating cron strings we recommend

Chain Reaction


Setting Backup Config

Creating a Backup

Restoring a backup

Click restore backup. This will delete the previous server installment and create a new one based off the backup.



Warning - By default Crafty will only upload files 1 GB or fewer. If you would like to upload files greater than 1 GB you must edit the "stream_size_GB": 1, in app/config/config.json on the host machine to your desired value. I.E. Change the 1 to 10 for 10 GB.

You can also edit this value by clicking the settings cog in the top right of Crafty then clicking config.json

Re-ordering Servers

User/Role Configuration

Adding Roles

  1. First name the role.
  2. Now add the servers you want to attach to this role.
  3. Next you may check off options to allow this role to see different parts of the server.
    1. COMMANDS (Allows role to start/stop/restart server)
    2. TERMINAL (Allows role to access the terminal)
    3. LOGS (Allows role to access server logs)
    4. SCHEDULE (Allows role to be able to create/delete/edit and access schedules)
    5. BACKUP (Allows role to be able to create/delete/download/restore and access backups)
    6. FILES (Allows role to access files. This includes uploading/downloading/deleting/unzipping/renaming/creating/etc.)
    7. CONFIG (Allows role to access server config. As a basic user this only gives them access to minimal configurations.)
    8. PLAYERS (Allows role to access player config. This allows them to OP, Kick, Ban, etc)

Adding Users

  1. Give the user a username.
  2. Give the user a password (Password must be at least 6 characters, have a capital letter, a number and a symbol [v4.1])
  3. Repeat password
  4. Gravatar Option: Crafty now has Gravatar integration. You may input your Gravatar email address to add your icon. This email is strictly for Gravatar use only. Arcadia technology does not have access to this email whatsoever. It is stored locally in your database.
  5. User language: To change your user language select it from the dropdown. If the language is disabled it is due to the fact that it is incomplete. If you would like to become a translator and translate Crafty please open a ticket in our Discord.
  6. Assign this user account to role(s).
  7. User permissions.
    1. Allow the user to create servers. (If Quantity is -1 they can create an unlimited number of servers.)
    2. Allow the user to create a user account. ((If Quantity is -1 they can create an unlimited number of users.)
    3. Allow the user to create a role. ((If Quantity is -1 they can create an unlimited number of roles.)
Super user option: This is only displayed if the user creating a new user account is a Super User. We HIGHLY recommend not creating additional super user accounts as they could in turn delete your user account and all servers. They have ACCESS TO EVERYTHING ON YOUR CRAFTY INSTALLATION.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

How do I import a Forge Server

Installing Forge Via Crafty Creation Tool

Forge 1.18 or 1.19

Java 18 or 17 will be required to run Forge 1.18 or 1.19

Here are the steps to get Forge server running:

Import field Example
Server Name Forge Test
Server path <path to zip>/
Select root dir Select 'forge' or whatever the parent directory of /libraries is
Server Executable file libraries/net/minecraftforge/forge/[your-forge-version-do-not-copy]/[your-forge-version-do-not-copy]-server.jar
Min Memory 4GB (or whatever)
Max Memory 4GB (or whatever)
Server Port <Your choice, I left as default 25565>
FOR WINDOWS |Your Server Execution Command will look something like this:
	java -Xms4000M -Xmx4000M @libraries\net\minecraftforge\forge\[your-forge-version-do-not-copy]\win_args.txt nogui
FOR LINUX/MACOS |Your Server Execution Command will look something like this:
	java -Xms4000M -Xmx4000M @libraries/net/minecraftforge/forge/[your-forge-version-do-not-copy]/unix_args.txt nogui
Warning - DO NOT just copy the above, your forge server will be different. LOOK at your .bat/.sh provided by the installer and extrapolate the information to resemble the above. (No need to include %* or $@)



Updating Servers


Crafty will now backup your server and update the executable.


Different from Minecraft Java Crafty keeps track of the Minecraft Bedrock repo. You do not need to enter an executable download URL.

Crafty will now backup your server then update the entire Bedrock package.

Server Metrics

Server metrics will allow you to change the viewing period moving the "Metric Period" dropdown in the top left corner of Crafty.
To hide lines on the graph please click the color box to the left of the line description.