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How do I install plugins on my server?

There are two ways to install plugins on your server. Plugins can be installed using the built in plugin installer or by being uploaded to the plugins folder on the server using FTP.
Ensure you are first running a server type that supports plugins or else the plugins will not work (Bukkit or Spigot for Java Edition, PocketMine for Pocket Edition).

Using the built in plugin installer

Navigate to the Files>Plugin List tab of the panel

Choose the plugin list you want to use from the Source dropdown menu

The Bukkit and Spigot list are for Bukkit/Spigot Java Edition servers, while the Poggit list is for PocketMine Pocket Edition servers.
If you are running a PocketMine server, do not choose the PocketMine list. These plugins are from PocketMine's old site and will not work as they are all outdated. You must use the Poggit list (plugins from their new site) instead.

Click the name of the plugin you want to install
You can also search for plugins by name in the name box.

Choose the version you want from the version dropdown menu and click Install

Sometimes the operation will time out. If this happens, click OK and wait about five seconds. In most cases, it should still install.
Once the plugin is successfully installed, it will look like this:

Restart your server

The server must be restarted every time a plugin is installed in order for it to be active on the server.

If you would like to disable or uninstall a plugin, repeat step 1 and click on the Currently Installed tab in the sidebar. Then choose the plugin you wish to disable or uninstall and click the respective button depending on what you want to do. Make sure the server is off before doing this.

Using FTP

Navigate to the Files>FTP File Access tab of the panel

Enter your control panel password in the Multicraft Password box and click Login

Navigate to the plugins folder

Click Upload in the sidebar

Click Choose File, select the plugin file from your computer, and click Submit

If the upload was successful, you will see a success message.

Restart the server

If the plugin file is greater than 16 MB, you will need to use an FTP program instead. Getting started with FileZilla

Updated on: 06/17/2020

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