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How to Install Forge

Please note MCProHosting provides no support for custom modpacks or mods you have installed yourself.
If you would like a modpack installation done by our modpack team please contact them via a ticket here.

You can only install Forge on Dirt or above plans.
If you have an Air plan you can upgrade your plan here.

Custom Jars must also be enabled on your server.
Make sure you have followed this guide here.

This article uses FileZilla, and assumes you know how to upload files using FTP. If you are unfamiliar with FileZilla or FTP, refer to the How to Use FTP article here

To install Forge onto your server, first log in to your server’s control panel, select your desired server (if you have more than one), and Stop the server.

1. Navigate to http://files.minecraftforge.net/.

2. Select your desired Minecraft version.

3. On the right-hand side of the screen, select Installer for the recommended version of Forge. Installing only the recommended versions helps guarantee your server's stability.

4. The page that follows after clicking the installer is an advertisement. Wait 5 seconds, and click the Skip button at the top-right of your browser when it appears. 

5. Save the Forge installer to an easily accessible location (such as your desktop), and place it in an empty folder. 

6. Right-click the installer (on Windows). On Mac, ctrl + click the file and select Open With > "Java (tm) Platform SE binary" or "Jar Launcher"
On Windows:

On Mac:

7. Select Install Server, then locate the folder that you saved the installer to previously by clicking the button labelled "..."

8. Once you click "OK", Forge will download to your selected folder. Once it is finished, you should receive a message that it was successfully downloaded. 

9. Your Forge folder should now look like the following image:

10. Depending on your operating system and settings, you may or may not see file extensions such as .jar or .log. Delete the file ending in -installer. Also delete the file simply called installer or installer.log if it still exists.
10a. If you can see file extensions (the files remaining end in .jar), rename the file ending in -universal.jar to custom.jar. This will be the .jar file your server uses to start up.
10b. If you can not see file extensions (the files remaining do not end in .jar), rename the file ending in universal to custom.

11. Open FileZilla and connect to your server. If you do not know how to do this, refer to the tutorial here.

12. Now, click and drag both files and the libraries folder into the “/” folder in FileZilla. If you do not upload all of the files, your server will not start.

13. Several files will appear in the Queued files section of FileZilla (lower left-hand corner). Wait until Queued files is empty. This indicates all files were uploaded.

 You may now close FileZilla and navigate back to your control panel.

 Select Server Type on the left-hand side of your control panel.

 Select Click to Change Jar Name.

 Type in custom.jar, then click the button titled Change Jar Name.

 You may now return to the main page of your control panel and click Start.

If the server starts up successfully, it will automatically create a mods folder that you can access via FileZilla or your Files->FTP File Access module on the control panel. Place mods that you want to use inside of the mods folder, and restart the server.

You and your players must also install Forge and all of the server’s mods to your PC before you will be able to connect to a modded server.

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