How To Install Minecraft Server On CentOS VPS

First, Installing Java-JDK by using following command:
YUM INSTALL JAVA-1.6.0-OPENJDK

If have check Java was installed then you can use following command:
WHICH JAVA

The following command will be displayed if it was properly installed:
/USR/BIN/JAVA

Switch to the root directory by using following command:
CD

Create a Minecraft directory, using following command:
MKDIR MINECRAFT

Now, Enter the directory:
CD MINECRAFT

Download Minecraft:
WGET HTTP://MINECRAFT.NET/DOWNLOAD/MINECRAFT_SERVER.JAR

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Minecraft is now installed.

You’ll now need to install “screen” to keep the Minecraft server running after the SSH session is closed, you can use following command.
YUM INSTALL SCREEN

Use the screen and run Minecraft. Enter screen:
SCREEN

Start up Minecraft
JAVA -XMX1024M -XMS1024M -JAR MINECRAFT_SERVER.JAR NOGUI

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To get back to the normal screen, press these keys:
CONTROL+A+D

To get back to the screen where Minecraft is running:
SCREEN -R

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