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Change Java version

How to change java version.


When hosting a Minecraft server on HidenCloud, the platform automatically detects and uses the most suitable Java version for your server's Minecraft version. However, there may be situations where you need to change the Java version manually. This could be due to performance reasons, compatibility with specific mods or plugins, or personal preference.
This guide will walk you through the process of changing the Java version on your HidenCloud server.


  • Ensure you have access to your HidenCloud server's control panel.
  • Familiarity with navigating through server files is advantageous.

Steps to Change Java Version

Initial Setup

  1. 1.
    Start Your Server: When you start your server for the first time, HidenCloud prompts you to select the Java version.
  2. 2.
    Select Java Version: Choose the desired Java version from the options provided. This selection will determine the Java version used by your server. For example if you want Java 16 you just need to enter the number 4 in the console.
Java selector.

Changing Java Version Post Setup

If you've already set up your server and wish to change the Java version, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Access Server Files: Log in to your HidenCloud server control panel.
  2. 2.
    Navigate to Server Files: Go to the directory where your server files are stored. Management -> File Manager.
  3. 3.
    Locate the disable_prompt_for_java_version File: This file is created after your initial Java version selection.
  4. 4.
    Delete the File: Remove the disable_prompt_for_java_version file from your server files. This action re-enables the Java version selection prompt.

Restart and Select New Java Version

  1. 1.
    Restart Your Server: After deleting the file, restart your server.
  2. 2.
    Select New Java Version: Upon restart, HidenCloud will prompt you to select the Java version again. Choose the new Java version you wish to use.

Important Notes

  • Changing the Java version can affect your server's performance and compatibility with certain Minecraft versions, mods, or plugins.
  • Ensure that the Java version you select is compatible with the version of Minecraft you are running.
  • If you encounter issues after changing the Java version, consider reverting to the previously used version or consulting HidenCloud's support.


Changing the Java version on your HidenCloud server is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can customize your server's Java environment to suit your specific needs or preferences.


If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact HidenCloud support for assistance.