Craftbukkit is a third party Minecraft mod which allows you to utilize Minecraft plugin. The mod can be found in Bukkit.org and functions as a JAR file that runs on the Minecraft server JAR. After downloading the latest version of Craftbukkit rename the Downloaded file into craftbukkit.jar. You can download the development construct or the recommended build. Recommended builds are more stable however they are often preceding versions of Minecraft that users with upgraded clients cannot connect to. Unless the recommended construct can be updated for the newest edition of Minecraft you will want to run the development construct.
Duplicate the craftbukkit.jar file to the same directory that contains your minecraft_server.jar. This report assumes you already have a running Minecraft server, if not please refer to my post on setting up your very own Minecraft server.
Begin your own Minecraft server as you usually would, but substitute minecraft_server.jar with craftbukkit.jar. You might want to increase the quantity of RAM allocated to your own Minecraft Server Hosting, as Craftbukkit will need more memory, particularly with plugin. Craftbukkit will initialize itself and create a configuration file called bukkit.yml. Nothing in this file needs to be changed and configuration is fairly basic.
What is next with Bukkit is choosing and installing plugin. Plugin are on the Bukkit website under plugin Bukkit. Here it is possible to list plugin by class, and also look for plugin based on key words. Plugin that have not been updated lately likely will not work with the newest version of Craftbukkit or Minecraft. On a plugin you can download the plugin, locate documentation and information, and interact with other users.
Downloading and installing a plugin is a rather simple procedure. If you receive a JAR file, simply put that document in theologians folder automatically generated by Craftbukkit. You will have to restart the server for this change to take effect. The plugin will also create a folder with the same name as the JAR file containing configuration files and other assets necessary to use the plugin.
If your download is a zip or rare file you need to unzip unrar this document utilizing a program which can handle these extensions. Transfer these files into your plugin folder and be sure that the JAR file is at the root of the plugin folder. Restart your server and the new plugin will be triggered. If you are having trouble figuring out how to use the plugin you Downloaded, the download page will have a hyperlink to the writer’s resources where you can find out how to use your plugin to the fullest extent.