Here you will learn how to set up a Minecraft Bedrock server on a Windows 10 computer. You do not have to open any ports and it's completely free. Here's what you'll need to get started:
- A remote.it account (Create one)
- The remote.it Desktop App (Download)
- Minecraft Bedrock Server Files (Download)
The steps to this tutorial are:
Please note that Minecraft Bedrock Servers hosted by remote.it are not compatible with the pocket edition/mobile version of the game.
To set up the Bedrock server, simply download the Minecraft Bedrock Server Files and extract them into a folder on your desktop. Then, run the bedrock_server.exe file. Make sure you edit the server.properties file to your liking. If you need help setting up the server, refer to the bedrock_server_how_to.html file in the Server Files. Additionally, can you watch our video tutorial here.
Once the server is running, it should look like this:
It's important to keep the Server running for the remainder of the tutorial, as the Server has to be running for remote.it to properly host it.
Host the server using remote.it
Now it's time to use remote.it to host the server. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Launch the remote.it desktop app and sign in with your account.
2. Navigate to the Devices tab and click on "Set up this device".
3. Name and Register your computer.
4. Click the Plus icon to add a Service.
5. Select the service type "Minecraft Bedrock" and change the Service Port to 19132 (Minecraft Bedrock's Port). Also, give your Service a name. i.e. "Minecraft Bedrock server" Leave everything else at its default. Then scroll down and click the blue Save button.
The server is now hosted with remote.it.
Share the Server
Now that you have the server setup, you need to share it with your friends to allow them to connect and play the game. They will also need to have a remote.it account and the desktop app. Follow these steps to share the server:
1. Go to the "Devices" tab in the remote.it desktop app.
2. Click on your Device you just registered.
3. Click "Share".
4. At the top, enter the email addresses of all the people you want to play with. These emails must be the one that they used to sign up for their remote.it account.
5. Check the Minecraft Bedrock server and then click Share.
The server is now shared and your friends can now connect. Note, the other services, if any, are not shared with your friends and only you can access them.
Connect with remote.it
Your friends now can sign in on the desktop app and they should now see your Minecraft Bedrock server shared with them.
Once it appears in their desktop app, all they have to do is click on the device name and then the Minecraft Bedrock server and then the "Add to Network" button.
Once connected, there will be an address that will appear that they can use to connect. We will use this in the next step.
Please note that the host of the server does not need to connect via remote.it to access their own server in Minecraft. Simply connect using the IP 127.0.0.1:19132.
Play the game
The final step is to connect to the server in Minecraft.
Follow the steps below:
As the host, you don't need to connect to remote.it to access the Server. When adding the Server in Minecraft, simply set the Server Address to 127.0.0.1 and the Port to 19132. You will be able to connect to your Server as long as it is running.
This is what the Host of the Server should enter
Your friends will do the following:
1. In Minecraft, enter the Server Address by copying the the address from remote.it.
2. Enter the Port by copying the it from remote.it.
Note that any sort of insecure port forwarding is not used here.
You're now connected to the server using remote.it! As long as remote.it is running on both machines and the Minecraft server is up, you will able to play Minecraft together securely without port forwarding.
Minecraft might say that the Server is Locating, and it won't display the Server's ping. However, if you press Join Server anyways you will connect.
That's the end of the tutorial. Enjoy your free Minecraft Bedrock server with no open ports!