Hi all, I made a thing a while ago (first release was back in March 2011, development started Nov 2010) originally as a way of running Vanilla Minecraft as a Windows service so you don't have to be logged onto the machine your server is running on. Since then it's expanded a lot to include the following: Installer which includes downloading latest Minecraft server Runs itself as a Windows service Opens firewall ports automatically and closes them again when not needed If UPnP router is available, will try and forward ports Includes free yams.in dynamic DNS so your players don't need to know your IP Detects a Minecraft server crash and automatically restarts Runs multiple Minecraft servers within it's service, no need to log on and start manually Checks dependencies on install and guides through installing any requirements Provides admin web interface for sending console commands and splits chat messages out Right-click menu for easily managing players Logs everything to a database Back up your servers to your own schedule with the job engine Map your server on demand and to a schedule with Overviewer Generate images of your server with c10t Serve the output of renders on a built-in webserver Can run Vanilla, Bukkit or the weekly snapshots. It's primary function is to make the process of setting up and running a Minecraft server as simple as possible so that anyone can do it, without having to know about port forwarding, IP address etc. etc. Here's a short run through of the basic commands it supports: Default is vanilla server, but you can switch to Bukkit by doing the following: Click Settings > Installed Apps Check "Bukkit" and save Click Settings > Run Updates now Stop your server (right-hand panel) Settings tab, change server type to Bukkit, save Start your new Bukkit server Links Main Website (and download) GitHub Source Documentation | Bukkit Guide (including plugin install) Bug Tracker Version History Plea: As I'm not a Bukkit user myself, I rely on others to point out Bukkit specific bugs and where commands differ from the vanilla release, if you spot anything please create an issue on github. Also there are lots of ideas floating around for new features and I don't have enough time to put them all in at the moment so would love for some collaborators to get lots of shiny new things in there.