How To Set Up Minecraft Server With Hamachi

Minecraft server makes it possible to play Minecraft - the most popular game in the world - with others. If you want to play Minecraft as a multiplayer game, you need to create or connect to servers. TipsMake will discuss how to create a Minecraft server and connect it with Hamachi.

For those who do not know: Hamachi or LogMeIn Hamachi is a free VPN application. It was created in 2004. Hamachi's function is to create Minecraft servers.

Now, let's dive into how to set up a Minecraft server with Hamachi.

Preparation steps to create a server

First, you should note that creating a server in Minecraft only works for the Java version of the game on the desktop. The preparation phase includes downloading Hamachi and the Minecraft server files.

Here are the steps to follow:

Download Hamachi

In a web browser, visit link here and click the green Download button in the middle of the page. This will download the Hamachi setup file to your computer.

Install Hamachi

On Windows, double-click the setup file, choose the language, click Next, check the 'I have read' box, then click Next and install. When prompted, click Yes and then select Finish.

For Mac users, open the zip folder, double-click the Hamachi setup file, click Open, then check the 'I have read' box. Next, click Install and enter your password if prompted and finally select Finish when prompted.

Next, download the Minecraft server file by opening this link here in the browser. Then, click on the link Minecraft_server.1.16.3.jar to download the Minecraft Java version.

Create a new folder on your desktop. You can name the folder 'Minecraft server'.

Place the downloaded Minecraft server file into the folder. You can either click and drag the Minecraft server into the folder or copy and paste it into the folder.

After these preparation steps, you can proceed to create the server on your Windows or Mac computer.

Create a server on Windows

Here are the steps to create Hamachi server on Windows:

Download the latest versions of Minecraft and Java. Double-click on the Minecraft launcher and wait for it, if necessary, to update itself. To update Java, go to link here and check the Agree box and continue.

You should use Internet Explorer because many browsers do not support Java.

Open the Minecraft server folder and double-click the server file. This will cause the file server to begin decompressing in the directory.

Agree to the terms of use Minecraft server. When the 'eula' file appears, open it in Notepad and change the false value in the line 'eula = false' to true. Save changes with Ctrl + S, then exit Notepad.

Double-click on the file server to allow the file server to continue decompressing.

When you see the "Done" message at the bottom of the window, you can close it.

Create a server on Mac

The steps for creating a server on a Mac are almost identical to those of Windows.

Make sure you have the latest versions of Minecraft and Java. Minecraft updates itself when you double click on the Minecraft launcher. To download Java, visit link here and click the download button.

Double-click the Minecraft server file to begin extracting it in the folder.

Double-click the Minecraft server files

Agree to the Minecraft server terms of service. To do this, wait until the file 'eula' appears, open it in TextEdit and change the false value in the line 'eula = false' to true. Save changes with / Command + S. Finally exit the text editing.

Continue to unzip the Minecraft server file. Do this by double-clicking on the Minecraft server file.

Close the window when the entire procedure is done.

How to configure Hamachi

Another important step when learning how to set up a Minecraft server with Hamachi is knowing how to configure Hamachi. The steps given below show you how.

Open Hamachi

You can use the search feature to search for a hamachi or LogMeIn Hamachi, then double-click to open it.

Turn on Hamachi by clicking on the source icon at the top of the Hamachi window. This will cause a login window to appear.

Sign up for Hamachi

Enter your email, password (2 times) in the space provided.

Click the Network tab at the top of the Hamachi window. This will cause a drop-down menu to appear.

Click on 'Create a new network' and in the pop-up window enter the name you want to give the server in the 'Network ID' text box.

Enter the password for your server and click Create.

Copy the IP address. Right click on the IP address at the top of the Hamachi window and copy the ipv4 address.

Paste the IP address into the server directory. First, rename the text file '' in Minecraft server to' serveproperties' file, then open a text editing app and paste the copied IP address on the right side of the line 'server-ip = '.

Save the file and exit the text editor.

Right-click on the server name, then click 'Go online' from the menu. If you see "Go offline", it means you're online.

Connect to the server

Here are the steps for connecting to your server. Make sure the Hamachi server is up and running before you connect.

Run the file server. Double-click the Java server file in the Minecraft server file to open the file's command prompt.

Open Minecraft, then click Play> Multiplayer.

Click "Add server".

Enter the hostname in the text box provided, then enter the server's IP address into the space provided and click Done.

When the server appears in the search results, select the server and click "Join server". Wait for the server to load, and when prompted, enter the password.

After completing all these steps, you can start playing multiplayer Minecraft. Invite your friends to join you in multiplayer Minecraft!


Knowing how to set up a Minecraft server with Hamachi makes it possible to create your own Minecraft server on the Java version. You can enjoy the multiplayer game after the Hamachi server is set up and connected.