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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?


Overview of Crafty 4 Beta


    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?

All Crafty users are welcome to join the Crafty discord and ask for help from our volunterrs.

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 led project, and we love developers! Checkout the Contributing Guide to submit bug reports or pull requests. You can also support Crafty on Ko-Fi and on Patreon, although we prefer Ko-Fi ourselves.



  • Unraid Community App
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  • Bash Install Script
  • Rolling Release


  • Unzip and run
  • No install needed

You can also install Crafty on macOS and Docker


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