How to Setup a Tekkit Classic Server on Ubuntu 16.10

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What is Tekkit Classic?

Tekkit Classic is a modpack for the game everybody knows and loves; Minecraft. It contains some of the very best and most popular mods from the community for industrializing, automating and powering your worlds!

Recommended server requirements

  • An Ubuntu 16.10 server.
  • 4GB of RAM.
  • Dual core processor.


You will need to have an active Java installation on your Vultr server in order to run the Tekkit Classic Server.

apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

Getting started

Create a new folder on your server called “Tekkit”.

mkdir Tekkit

Navigate into the newly created directory.

cd Tekkit

Download the required files for the Tekkit Classic server.


Unzip the file contents.


Start Tekkit Classic by running the .jar file.

screen java -Xmx3G -Xms2GB - jar Tekkit.jar nogui

All finished, now what?

Congratulations on your fresh install of a Tekkit Classic server! You may now connect to it by typing in the IP address of your Vultr server instance in your Minecraft client. If you’d like to tweak some of the settings such as the port number, navigate to the Tekkit Classic server directory and type nano Inside here you can adjust the settings to your liking.

Enjoy and have fun!

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