Installing BungeeCord for Minecraft on CentOS 6/7

BungeeCord is a free, easy, and reliable way to connect multiple Minecraft servers together. If you would like to string multiple game modes together on your server, BungeeCord is the right solution for you. Learn more about it on the official site.


  • CentOS 6/7 x86/x64
  • Minimum 512MB of RAM
  • Java 7+
  • Screen (optional)


First of all, you will need to login to your server.

Download the latest version from their website.

mkdir BungeeCordcd BungeeCordwget

Start BungeeCoord with Java:

cd ~cd BungeeCordjava -Xms512M -Xmx512M -jar BungeeCord.jar

… or with Screen:

cd ~cd BungeeCordscreen -S BungeeCordscreen -r BungeeCord[user@ ~screen]$ java -Xms512M -Xmx512M -jar BungeeCord.jar

BungeeCord is setup at this point. You can use the init script below to have it run on boot and perform service commands against it.

(Optional) Init script

Create an init.d script.

nano /etc/init.d/BungeeCord

Copy and paste the init script below. Edit the MCPATH='/root/BungeeCord' to the proper install path.

#!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/BungeeCord # version 0.3.9 2012-08-13 (YYYY-MM-DD) ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides:   BungeeCord # Required-Start: $local_fs $remote_fs # Required-Stop:  $local_fs $remote_fs # Should-Start:   $network # Should-Stop:    $network # Default-Start:  2 3 4 5 # Default-Stop:   0 1 6 # Short-Description:    BungeeCord # Description:    BungeeCord ### END INIT INFO #Settings SERVICE='BungeeCord.jar' USERNAME='root' MCPATH='/root/BungeeCord' INVOCATION="java -server -Xmx512M -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -jar $SERVICE" ME=`whoami` as_user() {   if [ $ME = $USERNAME ] ; then     bash -c "$1"   else     su - $USERNAME -c "$1"   fi } mc_start() {   if  pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null   then     echo "$SERVICE is already running!"   else     echo "Starting $SERVICE..."     cd $MCPATH     as_user "cd $MCPATH && screen -dmS BungeeCord $INVOCATION"     sleep 7     if pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null     then       echo "$SERVICE is now running."     else       echo "Error! Could not start $SERVICE!"     fi   fi } mc_stop() {   if pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null   then     echo "Stopping $SERVICE"     as_user "screen -p 0 -S BungeeCord -X eval 'stuff /"alert PROXY STOP IN 10 SECONDS./"/015'"     sleep 10     as_user "screen -p 0 -S BungeeCord -X eval 'stuff /"end/"/015'"     sleep 7   else     echo "$SERVICE was not running."   fi   if pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null   then     echo "Error! $SERVICE could not be stopped."   else     echo "$SERVICE is stopped."   fi } mc_update() {      if pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null   then     echo "Stopping $SERVICE"     as_user "screen -p 0 -S BungeeCord -X eval 'stuff /"say Proxy SERVER GO TO UPDATE.. RESTARTING IN 10 SECONDS.... /"/015'"     sleep 10     as_user "screen -p 0 -S BungeeCord -X eval 'stuff /"stop/"/015'"     sleep 10     as_user "cd $MCPATH && rm -rf BungeeCord.jar"         sleep 6     as_user "cd $MCPATH && wget"   else     echo "$SERVICE was not running."   fi   if pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null   then     echo "Error! $SERVICE could not be UPDATED."   else     echo "$SERVICE is update."   fi } #Start-Stop here case "$1" in   start)     mc_fupdate     mc_start     ;;   stop)     mc_stop     ;;   restart)     mc_stop     mc_fupdate     mc_start     ;;   update)     mc_update     mc_start     ;;   status)     if pgrep -u $USERNAME -f $SERVICE > /dev/null     then       echo "$SERVICE is running."     else       echo "$SERVICE is not running."     fi     ;;   *)   echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|update|status|restart}"   exit 1   ;; esac exit 0

Register the service.

chmod a+x /etc/init.d/BungeeCordchkconfig --add BungeeCord

You’re all set, you can use the following commands to control the service.

service BungeeCord startservice BungeeCord stopservice BungeeCord restartservice BungeeCord updateservice BungeeCord status

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