Add Datapacks to your Minecraft Server
If you're running a Minecraft server on a hosting service like Gravel Host, you might want to add some datapacks to enhance the gameplay experience for you and your players. Datapacks are sets of custom files that can modify various aspects of the game, from adding new items to changing game mechanics.
In this article, we'll show you how to add datapacks to your Minecraft server using Gravel Host's panel.
Step 1: Find a datapack
The first step is to find a datapack that you want to add to your server. There are many websites where you can download datapacks, such as CurseForge, Planet Minecraft, or Minecraft Datapacks. Look for a datapack that matches the version of Minecraft that your server is running, as well as the type of gameplay you want to enhance.
Step 2: Upload the datapack to your server
Once you have downloaded the datapack, you need to upload it to your server. To do this, log in to your Gravel Host panel, go to the Files section, and navigate to the world folder of your server.
Next, create a new folder called "datapacks" (without the quotes). This folder should be located inside the world folder.
Now, upload the datapack you downloaded in step 1 to the "datapacks" folder.
Step 3: Enable the datapack
To enable the datapack, you need to add it to the "enabled" list in the server properties file. Go back to the Files section of your Gravel Host panel and navigate to the server.properties file. Click on the file to open it, and scroll down until you see the line that says "datapack.enabled". If this line doesn't exist, you can add it yourself.
Next, add the name of the datapack you uploaded in step 2 to the list. The name should be the same as the folder name of the datapack, so if you named the folder "example_datapack", you would add "example_datapack" to the list.
Save the server.properties file and restart your server. The datapack should now be enabled and ready to use.
Step 4: Verify that the datapack is working
To verify that the datapack is working, you can log in to your Minecraft server and run some commands that are specific to the datapack. Check the documentation of the datapack you installed for information on how to use it.
Congratulations, you have successfully added a datapack to your Minecraft server using Gravel Host's panel! Keep in mind that some datapacks may require additional configuration or setup, so make sure to read the documentation carefully before you install them.