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Published May 4, 2023       5 minute read

How to Install Forge on Your Minecraft Server

This blog will provide a step-by-step guide on how to install Forge on a Minecraft server using RocketNode Hosting.

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What is Minecraft Hosting?

Minecraft is an open-world sandbox game where players mine for ores, build shelters, and fight off mobs that approach during the night. Players are challenged to survive and explore the landscape of the game.

In Minecraft some of the things you can achieve include fighting the Ender dragon, along with going to the Nether. Along with Vanila Minecraft there is an array of mods and additional plugins you can add to enhance your experience with friends.

Minecraft Hosting at RocketNode allows you to take full control and empower your community with our amazing Minecraft hosting solutions. Minecraft is a constantly growing game and we are here to provide you with affordable, reliable, and efficient hosting solutions with the best support team in the industry.

What is Forge?

Forge is a free and open-source modding API (Application Programming Interface) for the popular sandbox game Minecraft. It provides a framework that allows developers to create mods that add new features, gameplay mechanics, and content to the game.

Minecraft Forge also serves as a platform for modders to create and share their mods with other players. It provides tools and resources for modders to use, such as an event system, network handling, and rendering, making it easier for them to create mods that are compatible with other mods and with different versions of Minecraft.

Minecraft Forge is widely used in the Minecraft modding community, and many popular mods, such as IndustrialCraft and Thaumcraft, require it to run. It is compatible with most versions of Minecraft and is regularly updated to ensure compatibility with new releases of the game.

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Why should I host my Minecraft Server with RocketNode?

Our Minecraft Hosting here at RocketNode is the fastest and easiest way to instantly deploy a Minecraft server. We offer two different packages, Budget and Premium.

Our Budget Minecraft Hosting includes:

Our Premium Minecraft Hosting includes:

Premium Industry-Leading Features

Our panel comes standard with three industry-leading features, which are considered premium features.

How to Install Forge

Once you purchase a Minecraft server with RocketNode, installing Forge for your Minecraft server on the RocketNode Panel is very simple, and takes only a few minutes.

  1. Login to the RocketNode Panel.

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  1. On the left side of the panel, under the Server Modification section, open the Version Changer tab.
  2. In the Version Selector, select the Minecraft server version you want your Minecraft server to be based on, in this case, we will be selecting Forge.

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  1. We recommend installing a newer version of Forge for your Minecraft server, but the version choice is completely up to you and your use case. Once you decide on a version, select Install under that version.
  2. The RocketNode Panel will ask you if you are sure you want to install this version of Forge for your Minecraft server. Remember that this will wipe your Minecraft server’s data, so please backup any files you may have on the RocketNode Panel. Click Install if your ready.

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  1. Your Minecraft server will begin installing your new Forge version.
  2. Open the Server Console in the RocketNode Panel.
  3. Accept the Minecraft EULA and allow your Minecraft server to boot up and finalize the installation of Forge.

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