Hello all!

As most of you are aware, Minecraft version 1.8 has been released. This is very exciting news and I’m sure you’re eager to get your server updated. Here at CubedHost, we’ve done everything we can to make that process as easy as possible.

Our completely automated system has been working behind the scenes to keep you up-to-date on snapshots and pre-releases over the past few months, and now 1.8 was made available just minutes after its release. While this version has been available for a few hours already, you will need to take some steps to ensure that your server is updated and running the latest version. We’ll outline a couple different methods you can use to update your server below.

Method #1 – The CubedHost Automatic Updater

Unique to CubedHost, our automatic updater allows you to easily stay up-to-date on the latest versions of jars and modpacks. The update process takes place each time you restart your server, only updating the server if a newer version is available. To enable this feature, check out our guide here. Once enabled, make sure that you have the “Minecraft (Vanilla – Latest)” option selected next to “Server Type” in Multicraft, then hit Save (at the bottom) and restart your server. After that, you’re all set! Join your server with 1.8 and enjoy!

Method #2 – Manually selecting Minecraft 1.8

This option is less common but works just as well, and is especially useful if you don’t want to use automatic updates or just want to update this one time. In order to update manually, all you need to do is select “Minecraft 1.8” from the dropdown list next to “Server Type”, hit Save (at the bottom), then restart your server. It’s that simple!

Method #3 – Refreshing your vanilla Minecraft JAR file

This option is similar to #2 but allows you continue using the “Latest” vanilla selection in Multicraft, without enabling automatic updates. All you need to do is login to your server’s FTP, navigate to the “jar” folder, select the “minecraft_server.jar” file and delete it. Then return and ensure that your server is set to use “Minecraft (Vanilla – Latest)”, hit Save (at the bottom), and finally restart your server. You should be all set now!

I’m using CraftBukkit / Spigot – how do I let players join with 1.8?

The easiest solution is to switch to our “Spigot (Latest)” option and enable automatic updates, then restart your server. The latest versions of Spigot are compatible with both 1.7 and 1.8 clients, as well as 1.7 Bukkit plugins. Note that 1.8 features will not work, but players can still join.

If you’re using Spigot or BungeeCord, we highly recommend enabling automatic updates as both of these options are updated hourly and already support Minecraft 1.8 as of this weekend. If you would rather leave automatic updates disabled but want to update your Spigot/BungeeCord server to 1.8, try option #3 with the “spigot.jar”/”bungeecord.jar” file instead.

If you run into any issues with any of the steps listed above, please feel free to reach out to our support team via support ticket or live chat.

Have a great day and enjoy!

The CubedHost Team