Welcome to SpigotMC! We are a community of Minecraft server owners, developers, and artists just like you! Whether you own or want to own a server, are a developer or want to learn how to develop plugins, or just looking for resources to download, you’re in the right place!
This is a quick FAQ so you can get started with your next big server or develop your next plugin as quickly as possible!
- Spigot/Bukkit (Servers)
- What is Spigot?
- How much does Spigot cost?
- What happened to Bukkit?
- Where do I get the Spigot or Bukkit jar file for my server?
- I need help with my server!
- What is BungeeCord?
- Where can I download BungeeCord?
- How do I use/install BungeeCord?
- Where can I download plugins?
- I made my own plugin! Where can I upload it?
- Why can’t I make my resource paid/premium?
- What do I do if I've found a malicious plugin?
- What do I do if someone sold me a bad plugin?
- Someone is redistributing my plugin! What do I do?
- Services & Recruitment
- Where can I hire/sell skills in Development, System Administration, Graphic Design and/or Building?
- Why can’t I create a thread in the Services and Recruitment forum?
What is Spigot?(top)Spigot is both a modified Minecraft server and API (application programming interface). The Spigot server is based off Bukkit, with many added improvements all configurable though spigot.yml. While the API allows developers to create plugins which add features to the server never before possible with the vanilla server.
How much does Spigot cost?(top)Spigot is 100% free and open source! However, please consider donating to Spigot to help cover the costs of hosting this website and development etc. at https://www.spigotmc.org/#donate Thank you very much!
What happened to Bukkit?(top)There was a long-winded DMCA (digital millennium copyright act) battle against Bukkit for continuing to use an ex-developers code, which was his intellectual property. As such, Bukkit collapsed. However, Spigot now maintains Bukkit.
Where do I get the Spigot or Bukkit jar file for my server?(top)As a result of the DMCA, you now must compile the server yourself. This fortunately has been made easy by the developers of Spigot. Visit: https://www.spigotmc.org/wiki/buildtools/ for more information.
I need help with my server!(top)If an error occurs with your server and you don’t know what to do or you need help setting up your server, the Spigot forums have thousands of community members ready to help you! Visit them at https://www.spigotmc.org/forums/
What is BungeeCord?(top)BungeeCord allows for multiple servers under one connection. That means no disconnecting to switch to another gamemode, without having to run multiple gamemodes on the same server..
It is essentially a Proxy and allows for networks of servers; like MinePlex, Hypixel and the multitude of other networks.
Where can I download BungeeCord?(top)BungeeCord can be found on the Public Build Server. Here's a link.
How do I use/install BungeeCord?(top)Check out the BungeeCord section of the wiki! It's full of useful information and can greatly assist you.
Where can I download plugins?(top)While most Bukkit plugins will work from http://dev.bukkit.org/projects/, Spigot has its own resources section located at https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/ filled with thousands of plugins! Some plugins are available for free while others are premium plugins and need to be purchased.
I made my own plugin! Where can I upload it?(top)You can upload your own resource here: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/add
Why can’t I make my resource paid/premium?(top)Please visit the link here: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/premium-resource-guidelines.31667/
What do I do if I've found a malicious plugin?(top)Unfortunately people sometimes submit bad plugins. If you have found one of these or have appropriate suspicious that one is malicious, please report it to [email protected] or use the report button on the resource page.
What do I do if someone sold me a bad plugin?(top)If the plugin is not working as intended, contact the author for support.
Give the author time to respond and/or fix the issue. If a week passes with no response, contact staff via the email [email protected].
Someone is redistributing my plugin! What do I do?(top)Sometimes, the license of a plugin does not prevent redistribution and it is legal. Other times, it is illegal if for instance:
- The licence of the plugin doesn't permit the user to do so.
- It's a premium/paid resource.
Send your suspicion and evidence to [email protected]. If you can get a copy of the jar, send the jar along with the email.
Services & Recruitment(top)
Where can I hire/sell skills in Development, System Administration, Graphic Design and/or Building?(top)There is a whole sub forum for this, named Services & Recruitment (S&R).
Why can’t I create a thread in the Services and Recruitment forum?(top)Please note that to post in the Spigot services and recruitment forums, you must have:
- At least 20 posts.
- An account that is at least a week old