Free Minecraft Server on Oracle Cloud Free Tier

The commands listed below were used in the video above:

Add the line below to “/etc/iptables/rules.v4”

-A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 25565 -j ACCEPT

Reload iptables config

iptables-restore < /etc/iptables/rules.v4

Install Java Runtime 17

add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
apt update
apt install openjdk-17-jre-headless

Create installation/home directory for Minecraft Server

mkdir /opt/minecraft && cd /opt/minecraft

Download Minecraft Server (v1.19 at time of the recording replace version with latest)

mv server.jar minecraft_server.1.19.jar

To avoid server shutdown when ssh connection to the server is closed start screen session named “Minecraft”

screen -S "Minecraft"

Start Minecraft Server (Will fail, need to accept EULA)

java -Xmx8G -Xms2G -jar minecraft_server.1.19.jar nogui

To accept EULA go to “/opt/minecraft/eula.txt” set eula=true

Start Minecraft Server.

java -Xmx8G -Xms2G -jar minecraft_server.1.19.jar nogui

Detach from screen session Minecraft Ctrl + A + D

To list open screen sessions run

screen -list

To attach to screen session run. Replace SessionID with your session id

screen -r SessionID

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