How To Host And Configure A Minecraft Server With NoIP

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How to Host and Configure a Minecraft Server with No-IP.

To get started , you'll require three things:

Minecraft Account Minecraft Server Software No-IP Account Account Minecraft Server Software No-IP Account

To connect to the server and play, you will need to have a Minecraft account. If you don't already have an account, you can make one here.

Step One: You will first have to download the Minecraft Server software package hosted here and start the server.

Step 2 Installing and configuring the Minecraft Server. Follow the instructions for your operating system by clicking the link below.

Step Three After everything is done then you can move on to the next step.

Step Three: Port Forwarding will need to port forward port 25565 to the IP address of your server in your router.

If you need help with port forwarding, visit There you can enter the make and model number of your router and the device/application/software you wish to forward. The site will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how you can properly portforward your router.

After completing port forwarding, go to to check if port 25565 is open. If it is, you'll get an "Success!" MINECRAFT message.

Additional port forwarding assistance is provided in our General Port Forwarding Guide.

You'll need to confirm that we are correctly connecting your hostname to the correct external IP address. You can check your current IP address by, once again, visiting from the network's location.

Step Four: You need to configure a way to keep No-IP up to date with your dynamic public (external) IP address. There are several ways to do this.

First, you need to download our free Dynamic Update Client. This client must be running continuously at the network's location. It will monitor your IP address every five minutes, and should it find that it has changed, it will update the change with No-IP.

You can also check if devices on your network support No-IP for Integrated DNS updates. No-IP for DynamicDNS is available on certain devices like cameras and routers. This eliminates the requirement to download the Dynamic Update Client.

Step Five You should now be able to connect to your server. You can also invite your friends to connect. Simply provide them with the hostname you are using and the port number. For example, "".