The most widely used, high performance Minecraft server that aims to fix gameplay and mechanics inconsistencies (by PaperMC)

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  • PaperMC/Paper: The most widely used, high performance Minecraft server
    9 projects | | 10 Mar 2024
  • How to Setup a Minecraft Server on Ubuntu: A Step-by-Step Guide
    2 projects | | 7 Jan 2024
    We will be downloading the Minecraft server files into this directory. To preface, there are numerous variations of server JARs that can be used (e.g. Spigot, Paper, Purpur each touting their own benefits). For this tutorial, we will be working with Paper, a fork of Spigot that is optimized for performance.
  • Create a personal server for a deleted game
    3 projects | /r/servers | 8 Dec 2023
    PaperMC, a minecraft server has over a quarter million lines of code Github link
  • "Private crash exploit" (container interaction packet abuse) lagging/crashing server
    1 project | /r/admincraft | 7 Dec 2023
    Paper fixed it here:
  • Can't connect to server after new motherboard
    2 projects | /r/MinecraftServer | 17 Nov 2023
    G:\DedicatedServers\test>java -Xms10G -Xmx10G -XX:+UseG1GC -XX:+ParallelRefProcEnabled -XX:MaxGCPauseMillis=200 -XX:+UnlockExperimentalVMOptions -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -XX:+AlwaysPreTouch -XX:G1NewSizePercent=30 -XX:G1MaxNewSizePercent=40 -XX:G1HeapRegionSize=8M -XX:G1ReservePercent=20 -XX:G1HeapWastePercent=5 -XX:G1MixedGCCountTarget=4 -XX:InitiatingHeapOccupancyPercent=15 -XX:G1MixedGCLiveThresholdPercent=90 -XX:G1RSetUpdatingPauseTimePercent=5 -XX:SurvivorRatio=32 -XX:+PerfDisableSharedMem -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -Dusing.aikars.flags= -jar paper-1.20.2-291.jar --nogui Starting org.bukkit.craftbukkit.Main System Info: Java 17 (OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 17.0.2+8-86) Host: Windows 10 10.0 (amd64) Loading libraries, please wait... [13:37:15 INFO]: Environment: Environment[accountsHost=, sessionHost=, servicesHost=, name=PROD] [13:37:15 INFO]: Found new data pack file/bukkit, loading it automatically [13:37:16 INFO]: Loaded 7 recipes [13:37:16 INFO]: Starting minecraft server version 1.20.2 [13:37:16 INFO]: Loading properties [13:37:16 INFO]: This server is running Paper version git-Paper-291 (MC: 1.20.2) (Implementing API version 1.20.2-R0.1-SNAPSHOT) (Git: ce7f068) [13:37:17 INFO]: Using 4 threads for Netty based IO [13:37:17 INFO]: Server Ping Player Sample Count: 12 [13:37:17 INFO]: [ChunkTaskScheduler] Chunk system is using 1 I/O threads, 6 worker threads, and gen parallelism of 6 threads [13:37:17 WARN]: [!] The timings profiler has been enabled but has been scheduled for removal from Paper in the future. We recommend installing the spark profiler as a replacement: For more information please visit: [13:37:18 INFO]: Default game type: SURVIVAL [13:37:18 INFO]: Generating keypair [13:37:18 INFO]: Starting Minecraft server on *:25555 [13:37:18 INFO]: Using default channel type [13:37:18 INFO]: Paper: Using Java compression from Velocity. [13:37:18 INFO]: Paper: Using Java cipher from Velocity. [13:37:18 INFO]: Preparing level "world" [13:37:22 INFO]: Preparing start region for dimension minecraft:overworld [13:37:22 INFO]: Time elapsed: 52 ms [13:37:22 INFO]: Preparing start region for dimension minecraft:the_nether [13:37:22 INFO]: Time elapsed: 29 ms [13:37:22 INFO]: Preparing start region for dimension minecraft:the_end [13:37:22 INFO]: Time elapsed: 28 ms [13:37:22 INFO]: Running delayed init tasks [13:37:22 INFO]: Done (6.045s)! For help, type "help" [13:37:22 INFO]: Timings Reset
  • Server crash
    3 projects | /r/Minecraft | 25 Oct 2023
    For more information please visit:
  • Tnt duper not working [java] [1.20]
    1 project | /r/MinecraftHelp | 9 Jul 2023
  • [java] How do you host multiple Minecraft servers on the same IP?
    1 project | /r/MinecraftServer | 6 Jul 2023
    Go to and download Waterfall or Velocity
  • Has this been happening to you guys ?
    1 project | /r/Minecraft | 1 Jul 2023
    This is actually a known issue which was mostly ignored:
  • Breaking the Limits: How Folia Made 1k Player Minecraft Server a Reality
    6 projects | | 26 Jun 2023
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PaperMC/Paper is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Paper is Java.

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