How to Install Cauldron (Minecraft) on a CentOS 6 Server


This tutorial will cover the process of installing Caudron. For those who are not familiar with Caudron, it is a type of Minecraft Server.


  • A Vultr instance with a minimum of 786 MB of RAM.
  • Java 7.
  • Root access.
  • Vim or nano installed.

The first step is to run a system-wide update:

yum update -y

If Java is not already installed on your system, you can install it using the command below:

yum install java -y

Next, you would need to install a text editor. You can use either vim or nano, depending on your personal preference:

yum install vim


yum install nano


Before downloading the server files, you will need to create a download directory under root or / and navigate to it:

cd /mkdir cauldron-servercd cauldron-server

The next step is to download the cauldron files:


Next, run the installer as follows:

java -jar cauldron-1.7.10-1.1207.01.198-installer.jar

When prompted to enter the server’s install location, please use /cauldron-server. Once the installation has completed, you will need to create a start-up script as follows:


Paste the following line into the start-up script:

java -Xmx768M -Xmx768M -jar cauldron-1.7.10-server.jar

Exit the file by hitting the Esc key, then typing :wq!, then hitting the Enter key.

Starting the server

Navigate to the /cauldron-server directory and type:


You can access your server by opening Minecraft, and entering your Vultr IP. It should be:


This concludes our tutorial. Thank you for reading.

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