How to Add an Icon to Your Minecraft Server

3 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

Whether you want to add a personal touch or make your server more recognizable, adding a server icon to your Minecraft server can be great. This step-by-step guide will walk you through adding an icon to your Minecraft server using the control panel. By the end of this article, you'll be able to give your server a unique identity with your new icon. 


Server Icon Requirements

To properly work as a server icon, a file must meet the following requirements: 

  • Dimensions: 64x64 px
  • File Type: PNG
  • File Name: 'server-icon.png'

Changing Your Minecraft Server's Icon

Step 1: Access the SimpleGameHosting Panel

To begin the process of adding an icon to your Minecraft server, you first need to access the SimpleGameHosting Control Panel. 

Open a new tab in your browser and navigate to:

Enter your login credentials in the provided field and click the "Login" button. 


📝 Note: After purchasing your server, you should have received a signup email. If you didn't, please contact LiveChat Support on our website. 

After successfully logging in, you will be presented with the dashboard. This is where you will select the server you wish to manage. If you have multiple servers active, they will appear here. Enable the "Showing Other Servers" toggle in the top right corner if you do not see your server listed. 

Click "Manage Server" to move forward with adding an icon. 


Step 2: Safely Shutting Down Your Server

After clicking "Manage Server," you'll be taken to the Console for your server. You can safely stop your server from here by hitting the red "Stop" button in the terminal/console window. 


Before you continue, make sure that your server has fully shut down. Once complete, you will often see the console display "Server marked as offline...".

Step 3: Adding the Icon

Next, click on the "File Manager" in the menu bar. This will bring you to a page on the Panel where you can manage all of your server's files/folders. 

To add the server icon, you will need to be in the root folder. This is displayed on the dashboard as "/home/container/" to the left of the "Create Directory" button. 

Another way to tell if you're in the root folder is if you see a "?" folder at the top as well as the "server.jar" file. 


Click "Upload" in the top right corner of the File Manager. An Explorer or Finder window will open, allowing you to select the server icon to upload. Hit "Open" or "Select" to add the file. 


🧐 Alternative: Instead of using the File Manager in the Panel, you can access your server files using SFTP. For beginners, though, we recommend sticking to the built-in File Manager. 

Step 4: Testing Your Changes

Now we can test if the icon displays properly. Return to the "Console" page in the menu bar and click the "Start" button in the console/terminal window. 

Open Minecraft on your computer and head to the Multiplayer tab. If you already had the Minecraft Multiplayer Tab open on your computer, you will need to hit "Refresh" to see the changes. 

⚒️ Pro Tip: You can click the two squares next to your IP Address on the Console page to copy it directly to your clipboard.

You should now see the new server icon displayed on the Multiplayer Screen.

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