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What is Crafty Controller?

Crafty Controller is a free and open-source Minecraft launcher and manager that allows users to start and administer Minecraft servers from a user-friendly interface. The interface is run as a self-hosted web server that is accessible to devices on the local network by default and can be port forwarded to provide external access outside of your local network. Crafty is designed to be easy to install and use, requiring only a bit of technical knowledge and a desire to learn to get started. Crafty Controller is still actively being developed by Arcadia Technology and we are continually making major improvements to the software.

Crafty Controller is a feature rich panel that allows you to create and run servers, manage players, run commands, change server settings, view and edit server files, and make backups. With the help of Crafty Controller managing a large number of Minecraft servers on separate versions is easy and intuitive to do.


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Why should you use Crafty Controller?

Crafty uses industry standard password hashing with Argon2 and defaults to a SSL certificate secured webserver. Furthermore, Crafty Controller is 100% self-hosted and all your data is stored locally on your machine so you don’t have to worry about shared cloud instances or a Saas company selling your information.

Crafty Controller is available under the open source gold standard license, GNU General Public License v3, which guarantees that the full source code is available for public inspection and modification. Take a look at our Gitlab page to not only view and download the full source code of Crafty Controller, but also to view the development work being done on the project.

Crafty is designed to be quick to setup and easy to run. Our Linux deployment scripts and Windows executables make setting up Crafty on a supported OS extremely easy. It gets even better though, once you have Crafty installed everything is accessible from one intuitive to use website that even includes a file manager!

We love helping people wanting to learn setup up Crafty Controller! All non-commercial users of Crafty can get free support in the Crafty Discord. Commercial users should email [email protected] All non-commercial users of Crafty can get free support in the Crafty Discord. Commercial users should email [email protected]

No matter which side of the Windows / Linux / Mac debate you are on you can install and run Crafty controller on your preferred operating system. There is even an unofficial Android App that you can use to check your servers on the go!


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    Crafty in my opinion, is the best free Minecraft game panel out there! I have used Crafty for the last 3-4 months on a personal server and have enjoyed every bit of it. It's very easy to set up and has a ton of features!


    crafty has changed the quality of life for me and our admins by providing a simple but powerful interface to manage our servers remotely and control letting us control what staff members are permitted to perform what actions in the control panel


    I'm running a small MC server for friends and Crafty solved many issues for me. You did an awesome job. You've achieved a great balance between functionality, user-friendliness and usability.


    I've always thought an app or a service is as good as its developer or owner. Crafty has that in bundles. The Developer is pretty awesome and if you ask nicely he will add features to the build


    It's an able and constantly growing Minecraft Server Manager. It's light and simple to use. The Development is active and the developer responsive and receptive to feature suggestions. I can say it's my favorite by far.


    Crafty Control is pretty easy to get setup, whether you're on Windows or Linux, so even novice server admins can learn how to use this. I found everything to be pretty intuitive, nothing was particularly difficult to get up and running.



Will Crafty run paper / spigot / waterfall / catserver / ATM3?

Crafty runs any Minecraft server that uses a jar file though some servers are more difficult to setup. It can also run bedrock EXEs.

Where can I get help?

Anyone using Crafty Controller commercially should contact us at [email protected], noncommercial Crafty users are welcome to join the Crafty discord and ask for help there.

Yeah, but is this really free?

Crafty Controller is (and always will be) both free as in cost and free as in speech.

How can I help?

Crafty is a community lead project, and we love developers! Hop in the discord and ask a mod how to become a dev. You can also support Crafty on Ko-Fi and on Patreon, although we prefer Ko-Fi ourselves.



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