How To Find Your Server IP Address in Minecraft

Do you want to set up your own multiplayer Minecraft server? Do you want to find the server IP address in Minecraft so others can connect to your Minecraft server? This tutorial will show you how to find your server IP in Minecraft, how to set up your own Minecraft server, and how to invite others to it (see FAQs).

How To Find Your Server IP Address in Minecraft

Understanding Minecraft Servers

Minecraft is a fantastic game whether you like playing alone, on LAN devices, or multiplayer. For a game that looks so simple on the surface, it has surprising depth and is endlessly engaging. The ability to play on Minecraft servers is a real benefit to those who want an alternative to playing Minecraft alone in their own world. Playing Minecraft with others is a lot of fun, creating, adventuring, and surviving together.

Running your own Minecraft server also allows you to set your own rules, accept only people you’re comfortable playing with, use mods, and play in any way you want.

Running your own Minecraft server is an excellent option if you cannot find a server with the mods and rules you’re comfortable with.

Ways to Find Your Server IP Address in Minecraft

Your server IP address for Minecraft is your PC’s IP address. Your game and PC will act as the server. For others to connect, they need your IP address to point their game and PC to yours. It sounds complicated but it isn’t.

Note: Obtaining your Windows IP address is the same whether you use your actual PC IP or a VM (virtual machine) IP. The VM option is recommended for security and privacy purposes.

To find your IP address in Windows, do this:

Option 1: Use the Windows Command App

  1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run window, or right-click the Start Menu icon and select Run.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter. Admin not required. A black command window should open.
  3. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. Copy/paste to Notepad (or jot down) your “IPv4” address from the “Wireless LAN adapter…” section or the “Ethernet adapter” section, depending on what you use to connect.

Now, you have your PC’s IP address, which you’ll use to set up your Minecraft server.

You must also forward ports through your router to your Minecraft server. You’ll have to refer to your router’s manual, as each manufacturer does it differently. You must forward TCP and UDP port 25565 if you want people to connect over the internet.

To access most routers’ settings, simply type your IP Address (located on your router) into a browser’s address bar. From here, type the username (usually “admin”) and password (located on the router) to access the settings.

For more information, check out how to set up a Minecraft server for friends.

Setting up a Minecraft server is very straightforward. You could be up and running in less than an hour if all goes to plan.

To set up a public server, follow the instructions in the link but use a VPS, such as one in VirtualBox, to protect your core system from hacking/damage. Public players will get the virtual IP address, not your PC’s IP.

Follow these steps and you could be playing in no time! If you have Minecraft already installed, you won’t need to install Java. If you don’t, the download will include a link to the Java install.

Download the Minecraft: Java Edition server from the Mojang website. You will have to create an account to access the software.

Visit this site and check your Java version or just download a copy from here.

Create a folder on your computer to store all Minecraft files and install Minecraft: Java Edition server and Java on your computer. Running a server requires lots of files, it is much easier to keep them in one place.

Right-click the .jar file and choose the Run as administrator option to start things off.

Open eula.txt in the application folder and change eula=false to eula=true.

Go to your CMD window you used earlier and navigate to your Minecraft folder. E.g. “cd C:Minecraft” and hit Enter.

Type java -jar minecraft_server.1.9.5.jar and hit Enter. Change the filename to whatever your Minecraft jar file is called.

Check your Minecraft server is visible on this website. Type in your server IP address and select Check.

To play on your own server, type Localhost. Your guests will have to put your server name and/or IP address depending on how you set it up.


Your Minecraft server should run smoothly now and allow connections from the outside as long as you enabled port forwarding on your router.

Without port forwarding, your router will block connection attempts from outside your network, so this is a vital step. It is also a theoretical hole in your network security so keep an eye on firewall alerts while running your server.

How Do People Join Your Server?

Assuming you have friends and family or even complete strangers who would enjoy playing with you, you may wonder how they can join your server once you’ve given them your IP address.

To access a server using the IP address, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Minecraft on your computer
  2. Click on the option for Direct Connect
  3. Paste or type in the Server IP address (this may also be a domain name as well)
  4. Click Join Server

That’s all there is to it! Once you’ve successfully joined the server you can begin having fun building with your friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Just in case we didn’t answer all of your questions, we have more answers here:

I get an error message when I try to access a server. What can I do?

If you’re getting an error when connecting, the first thing you should do is reset your router. As this relates to your IP Address, a simple restart should fix the error. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eNext, you can check your computer’s anti-virus settings to ensure that nothing is blocking you from accessing the server. Finally, try editing your server’s settings.

Where else can I find my IP Address?

Whether you’re using a Mac, Game Console, PC, or even a phone, your router’s IP Address is actually on the box itself. Look for a sticker or printed label on your Router for the IP Address.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eAside from that, both Mac and Game Consoles have the IP Address listed within the Preferences or Network Settings.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eLastly, head over to your favorite search engine using your favorite web browser and type in u0022External IP Addressu0022 Assuming you’re connected to your wifi network, you’ll find the right IP Address here.

Final Thoughts

This article only covers the very basics of setting up a multiplayer Minecraft server. There is huge scope from here, from customizing your server, adding mods, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Check out this page for server commands, or this page if you have a Mac or Linux computer instead of Windows.

Minecraft is an awesome game that continues to be awesome even after Microsoft bought it from Notch. If you want to create your own multiplayer server or just find your IP address for Minecraft, you now know how!

If you play Minecraft, you might want to check out other TechJunkie articles, including Minecraft keeps crashing with Java Not Responding Errors – What To Do and The Best Minecraft Easter Eggs.

If you’re looking for the perfect Minecraft server to play on, there are lists available online of active servers. Many of these lists include the IP addresses so you can easily copy and paste using the Direct Connect method to join in. Assuming a friend has sent you an invite code, it’s even easier to join someone’s server. Simply click on the option to play, click on Friends, and click on Join Realm. Follow the instructions for entry and you’re good to go!

12 thoughts on “How To Find Your Server IP Address in Minecraft”

maxx says:
I only got half way; i got the IP address but i don’t know where to find my username and password to make the server. Can anyone help?
Henry Cordero says:
Its not allowing my friend to join my server but it also might be because I have a Mojang account and he had a Microsoft account. Does it matter?
Slate says:
so i port fowarded the server ip and did everything it says, yet my friends cant connect to the server? why is that
Azizah Plays says:
i did it but my friend has mcpe while i have Minecraft Java edition, so my friends couldnt join me
micklas says:
where else can i find the Ip thats not in the cmd
Md says:
Whatismyip type in browser or google it
Edgarz says:
I cannot connect to my minecraft bedrock server using other internert router, what can i do?
Muhammad Khan says:
i set up a server but when i click it it says io.nettychannel.abstract so and so i don’t know what to do
lela says:
I dont have a windows button on my keyboard
4tt1cu5 says:
You can right-click the windows symbol in the bottom-left of your screen and hit “Run” instead.
Md says:
Type what is my IP OR. wimp in browser or google it
midget_vlogs says:
plz tell me my ip
blah says:
open cmd and type “ipconfig”
matt says:
i set up a server and my friends still cant join and i have no idea why
Dhanesh Abhipraya says:
maybe connect your internet to your friends?

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