A Step-by-Step Guide: Downloading Plugins onto Spigot 1.8 Servers with Server.pro
11th Feb, 2022
Step 1: Accessing the Server.pro Control Panel
Login to your Server.pro account and navigate to the control panel for the Spigot 1.8 server you wish to add plugins to. Locate and click on the "Files" or "File Manager" option to access the server's file management interface.
Step 2: Locating the Plugins Folder
In the file management interface, you will see a list of folders and files associated with your Spigot 1.8 server. Locate and open the "plugins" folder. This is where you will place the downloaded plugin files.
Step 3: Finding Compatible Plugins
Search for the desired plugins that are compatible with Spigot 1.8 servers. There are various websites and resources where you can find plugins, such as the official Spigot website (www.spigotmc.org/resources), BukkitDev (dev.bukkit.org), or other reputable plugin repositories. Make sure to choose plugins specifically designed for Spigot 1.8 to ensure compatibility.
Step 4: Downloading the Plugins
Once you have selected the desired plugins, navigate to their respective download pages. Look for a download button or link and click on it to initiate the download. Save the plugin files to a location on your computer where you can easily access them.
Step 5: Uploading Plugin Files
Return to the Server.pro control panel and access the file management interface again. Open the "plugins" folder, which you located in Step 2. Click on the "Upload" or "Upload Files" button, and select the plugin files you downloaded in Step 4 from your computer. Wait for the files to upload to the server.
Step 6: Restarting the Server
Once the plugin files have finished uploading, it is recommended to restart your Spigot 1.8 server for the changes to take effect. In the Server.pro control panel, locate the "Restart" or "Restart Server" button, and click on it. Wait for the server to restart.
Step 7: Configuring Plugins
After the server has restarted, you can configure the newly added plugins. Access the server's file management interface once again and navigate to the "plugins" folder. Some plugins may generate configuration files that allow you to customize their settings. Locate the respective plugin's configuration file(s), open them with a text editor, and modify the settings as desired. Save the changes when you are done.
Step 8: Verifying Plugin Functionality
Join your Spigot 1.8 server to ensure that the plugins have been successfully installed and are functioning correctly. Test the plugin features, commands, or gameplay modifications to confirm their functionality.