How To Download & Install EssentialsX on Your Minecraft Server

By Jess •  Updated: 03/02/20 •  4 min read

This tutorials shows you exactly how to download & install EssentialsX on your Minecraft server. What is EssentialsX? Well, it is a Minecraft plugin that adds all kinds of different essential commands and elements to your Minecraft server. From /spawn to kits to warps to even the ability to tempban players, EssentialsX is the plugin to do it all and so much more. It even lets you add /rules to your server! This is a great plugin, and every server I know has it on their server. Thus, it truly is essential to any Minecraft server. Nevertheless, without any more delay, here is our in-depth guide on how to download and install EssentialsX on a Minecraft server!

How To Download & Install EssentialsX on Your Minecraft Server

Step 1) Start Bukkit, Spigot, or Paper Server

The first step of installing any plugin on a server is making sure that you have a server that works with plugins setup for Minecraft. You have a few options for this. You can start a Bukkit, Spigot, or Paper server, and they will all work with plugins. In truth though, we would recommend a Paper server as it is the most efficient and lag-free option. You can find our tutorial on setting up a Paper server linked above. You cannot install plugins on a server unless it is one of these types of servers. Once you have your server setup, you can move on to installing EssentialsX!

Check out our in-depth Spigot tutorial in order to ensure you get your Spigot server up and running correctly!

Download Spigot Plugin

Step 2) Download EssentialsX

Now, before we can install EssentialsX we need to download it. Luckily, this is super simple and the same no matter what plugin you are downloading. You can find the official download page for EssentialsX by clicking the green ‘Download EssentialsX' button towards the top of this page. Once you do that, it will take you to EssentialsX's download page. Here, you will see a blue download button towards the right side of the page across from the title of the plugin. Click this, and EssentialsX will begin downloading. You will need to keep the file in the bottom left of Google Chrome or save it in the center of your screen on Mozilla Firefox. It is completely safe to save.

Install Bukkit Plugins

Step 3) Install EssentialsX & Restart Your Server

You have EssentialsX downloaded, and we need to get it installed. This is actually extremely easy on Minecraft servers. Just take the plugin that you downloaded and drag-and-drop it into your ‘plugins' folder within your server. If you don't have a plugins folder, see step 1 to make sure you get the correct type of server setup.

Once you have added your plugin to the plugins folder, just restart your server to finish the installation process. It is that simple and that easy to install EssentialsX on your Minecraft server!

Step 4) Find EssentialsX's Config Files

One thing I did want to mention before finishing this tutorial off is where you can find your plugin's configuration files. These are super simple to find. Just look in your ‘plugins' folder within your server. Here you will see a folder with the name of the plugin you have installed. Open that up, and you will find all of EssentialsX's config files. Feel free to edit and change them all you want. We personally recommend using the Atom text editor for the best results!

Step 5) Enjoy EssentialsX

Congratulations! EssentialsX is now installed! If you have any questions about getting EssentialsX setup on your Minecraft server, be sure to post a comment below, and we will try our best to help you out! Also, if you need to know how to do anything in Minecraft, just search our site or check out our Minecraft category for in-depth mod and server tutorials!

Thanks so much for reading and using our tutorial on how to download & install EssentialsX on your Minecraft Server. You can also check out our video on installing Minecraft plugins by clicking here!


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