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Change Modpack or Minecraft Server with the 1-Click Instance Manager

Every server owner has access to the Click and Play Installer through their Multicraft panel.
This can be used to change/install/uninstall up to three different Minecraft servers.


  1. What is a "Click and Play Installer"
  2. Installing a New Server Instance
  3. Changing Between Server Instances
  4. Server Version Updates
  5. Additional Tasks
    1. Changing Vanilla Minecraft Versions
    2. Installing Minecraft Maps
  6. Further Reading and External Links

What is a "Click and Play Installer"

Every Minecraft server hosted with StickyPiston allows you to have three server instances with only having to be paying for one server. Instances are just different versions of Minecraft or modpacks. They can be anything you like and we will always provide support for finding and installing versions or modpacks that are not in our library yet.
You can switch between any type of Minecraft server with ease using the click and play manager.
For example, you could have a set up like the one here:

Instance 1: Custom Modpack you have made.
Instance 2: Vanilla Minecraft.
Instance 3: Bukkit Server with plugins.

These can mixed and matched as you like. So you could have three of your own packs, different versions of Vanilla Minecraft, your two favourite modpacks and one with plugins or any other combination. Only one of the three instances can be active at any given moment.
Any minigame or modpack that can be found on our trial services at can be installed with the Click & Play manager.

Installing a New Server Instance

Use the steps below to install a new server instance:

  1. Open the Multicraft server panel.
  2. Click the Click & Play Install/Swap button.
    Click & Play Minecraft Server Installer
  3. Click the Instance Options button and select Reinstall to install in your current instance slot or click Add New Server in an empty slot to add a new instance.
    Click & Play Instance View
  4. Use the search box and launcher filters to find the instance you wish to install.
    • Some Minecraft servers require more memory than others to start and run lag free.
    • If you want to guarantee a smooth server experience then tick the box next to Limit by RAM
    • To play servers not available to your package you can upgrade your memory:
      Upgrading and Downgrading Your Server Memory

    Click & Play Version Selector
  5. Click the image of the version you wish to install and then click the Install NAME button (where NAME is the name of the version you want to install)
  6. Click the Install button in the instance list. The server will now install.
    Note: This can take between 1-3 minutes to complete depending on the size of the server.
  7. If you want to play on the server you just installed, continue these instructions, if you want to play on the same server as before, skip to this step.
  8. Click the Instance Options button.
  9. Click the Activate button in the menu in the menu that popped up.
  10. Click Activate in the middle of the instance box to confirm.
    Note: This can take between 1-3 minutes depending on the server version you are starting.
  11. Click the Back button to take you back to the Multicraft Server Panel.
  12. Start your server.

Changing Active Server Instance

If you have more than one instance installed on your server you can use the instance manager to switch between them with ease.
This allows you and your friends to play different types of Minecraft in minutes.

Follow these steps to switch between instances:

  1. Click the Click & Play Install/Swap button.
    Install/Change Server Instance
  2. Click the Instance Options button and select Activate to make that instance active. Confirm the action selecting Activate again in the middle of the instance panel.
    Click Activate Server Button
  3. Click either the Server name or the Back button to return to the Multicraft Server Panel.
    Navigate back to server control panel
  4. Start your server.

Server Version Updates

Modpacks are constantly updating and you can request an update to one of your instances from within the instance manager to make sure everything stays up to date on all your instances.

If a server update is available you will see the Update to version button in your instances list.

Click the Update to button to send us a support ticket and our technical team will update your server version for you.
Click & Play Version Upgrade

Additional Tasks

There are a few additional functions of the Click & Play Manager that will make managing certain instances even easier.

Changing Vanilla Minecraft Versions

  • If you are playing on a Vanilla Minecraft instance, you can switch between versions with the dropdown menu in the Instance Manager.
  • The instance will use the world that has already generated. Changing to older versions will remove all newer blocks.
    For example; Terracotta from Vanilla Minecraft 1.12 will be removed from the world if the version changes to 1.11 or below.
  • Simply click the box that displays your current Vanilla Minecraft version to select any available version from the list.
    Vanilla Minecraft Version Changer

Installing Minecraft Maps

  • StickyPiston has a large range of Minecraft Maps & Minigames available to all our server owners.
  • To access and install these, simply select Minigames from the server options at the top of the screen.
  • Select and install each minigame in the same way that you would for a modded Minecraft or Vanilla instance.
    Minigame Selector

Further Reading and External Links

If you have questions about this guide or any part of our Minecraft services, please open a support ticket and our dedicated team will be in touch.

Open Support Ticket

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