How To Install Forge on a Minecraft Server

2 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

Forge is the most popular mod loader for Minecraft. This is probably why you're wondering how you can add Forge to your Minecraft server on SimpleGameHosting. Well, let's jump on into it. 

⚠️ Note: You may want to backup your Minecraft server before installing Forge, so you don't accidentally lose data you don't want to lose.

Step 1: Login To the SimpleGameHosting Control Panel

To get started, you will need to login to the SimpleGameHosting Control Panel

If you haven't accessed the panel before, here is our guide on getting started with it. 


Once you have logged in, select the server to which you want to add Minecraft Forge. 

Step 2: Access the Version Selector

With your server selected, click on the "Versions" tab in the menu bar. This will take you to the Version selector. 


Step 3: Install Forge on Your Minecraft Server

Here, click the drop-down box in the "Version selector" section towards the top of the page and select "Forge". 


The version numbers here correspond with the Minecraft version that Forge is for. So find the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge with and click the "Install" button under it. 


A dialogue box will appear warning you that you could lose data install Forge. This shouldn't be an issue if you backed up your server. 

Click the final "Install" button here, and Forge will be installed on your Minecraft server.


Once it is complete, you will get a "Version changed successfully" message. 

Step 4: Restart Start Your Server

With Forge added to your sever, you can go back to the "Console" tab and start or restart your server. When you do, Forge will be installed. 

🔗 You can now add mods to your server and start playing Minecraft mods with your friends!
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