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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. How to Find the Instance Manager
  3. Installing a New Server Instance
  4. Changing Between Server Instances
  5. Server Version Updates
  6. Additional Tasks
    1. Changing Vanilla Minecraft Versions
    2. Installing Minecraft Maps
  7. 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 pay 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 instance 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. 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 installer.

How to Find The Instance Manager

The instance manager is in a slightly place depending on if you are on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. Below is a picture what the instance manager looks like for desktop and phones.

How the Instance Manager looks on Desktop
Desktop, Laptops, and Tablets
How the Instance Manager looks on Phones

Installing a New Server Instance

Use the steps below to install a new server instance:

  1. Open the Multicraft server panel.
  2. Click the Instance Options button and select Reinstall to install in that current instance slot or click Install New Instance to install in an empty slot.
    Click & Play Instance View
  3. 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
  4. Click the image of the version you wish to install and then click the big green Install button.
  5. Click the Install button in the confirmation popup.
  6. If you want to play on the server you just installed, read the steps on how to change the active instance.

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. Open the Multicraft server panel.
  2. Click the Instance Options button and select Activate to make that instance active.
    Click Activate Server Button
  3. Confirm the activation by clicking Activate again in the popup.
    Instance Activation Confirmation
  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 a Request Update beneath the image.

Click the Request Update 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

You can easily change between vanilla Minecraft versions if you are running a vanilla, Spigot, or Bukkit server by following the steps below.

  1. Log into Multicraft.
  2. Click the button below the biggest image that says Instance Options
  3. Click Change Version in the menu that pops up.
  4. Select the new version you would like to change to.


    Do not select a version that is older than the world you are running, this can cause your world to corrupt and have problems.

  5. Click the Change button at the bottom of the popup.
  • If you are playing on a Vanilla Minecraft instance, you can switch between versions with the Change Version.
  • 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.
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

StickyPiston Support

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

Open Support Ticket

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