A friend of mine was setting up a Minecraft server and wanted some help on the back end, especially to ease the management of his server and this is how I found rfwadmin, a simple web interface to monitor and control a Minecraft server.
Rfwadmin, written in PHP, enable you to easily manage your Minecraft server and it is optimized to quickly restart with customs maps, mods, etc..
The web interface is pretty simple (and nothing fancy) but you will find it quite easy to use and understand.
For example, in few clicks, you are able to:
- Control the server (start, stop, reload, kill,…)
- Configure it (Name, difficulty, max players, server port, ….)
- Upload maps and plugins (And restart the server with those)
- Download and use specific Vanilla server version
- Add some ops, white list, black list,…
- Check the log
- Run some command directly
Quite interesting isn’t it.
So now, let’s see how to install it.
1) Install git and clone their repository
You can do it in the folder of your choice, with sudo (or root)
apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/Thue/rfwadmin
2) Install some dependencies
Still in root, run
apt-get install tmux openjdk-7-jre libapache2-mod-php5 php5-curl wget zip unzip
Note that it will install OpenJDK (java)
3) Run their installer
They have made a simple installer that will download few others packages online and configure your server. To run it, simply type:
This might take several minutes depending on your configuration.
At the end, it will share the password for the web-interface. Remember it or modify it here /var/www/html/rfwadmin/index.php
And that’s it… you are now able to connect to the web interface at http://yourIP/rfwadmin.
If you want to further tweak your server, I suggest you to check their official doc.