The bukkit GUI project (BukkitGUI)



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The bukkit GUI project - shortened BukkitGUI - is intended to provide server owners with a easy to use, powerful GUI. Except from clearly displaying server information, it also adds some powerful functions, like a task planner, error logger and solver, plugin manager, . At this moment it does only use 30MB of your RAM, and 0% CPU when your server is running.

  • CPU usage may raise when there is a lot of output, like on startup (with many plugins or) reload.


  • Coloured output, colours definable in settings
  • Detailed player list with context menu, quickly apply an action to a player
  • Advanced options to launch bukkit, update bukkit, auto update check for bukkit
  • Automate your server with the task manager
  • Highly precise memory and CPU measurement
  • Low on resources, performance can be adjusted in settings
  • Error logging, searching for the cause of errors, and if possible, solving of errors
  • Tray icon (with support to minimize to tray) and balloon tips
  • Sound when something happen can be activated
  • Rarely/Never breaks on Minecraft/bukkit update
  • Backups (multiple backup definitions possible)
  • Install, update, manage plugins from within the GUI


See the Quick install Guide about how to set it up. Click here to view it.

Remote Server Support

The GUI can also show output and send commands to remote servers. The recommended way to use a remote server is by using JSONAPI. In order for this to work, the JSONAPI plugin should be installed on your server.

Click here to see how to set up a remote server connection using JSONAPI

Click here to see a list of all supported remote severs

If you want to start RemoteToolkit using the GUI, do the following: -Set the server type to bukkit -Select the remote toolkit jar file -Enter the following custom switch: "user:pass" without the ""


Click here for the quick install guide


Thanks to BrandonHopkins for making this video!

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Go to the screenshots page


Recommended builds can be downloaded from Bukkitdev. If enabled, the GUI will check for updates and download those from bukkitdev after you agreed with the download.

Downloads page


  • Portforwarding (work in progress)

Known Issues

  • Sometimes tasks run twice


operating systems:


The following minecraft servers are supported:

  • Bukkit build 800 and higher (lower isn't tested)
  • RemoteToolKit
  • Vanilla
  • Tekkit
  • MCPC (set server type to vanilla,generic java, or to bukkit with disabled "retrieve current version on server start")
  • CraftBukkit
  • Spigot
  • Spout
  • Any other server based on Vanilla or Bukkit


Go to the help pages, click here


All changes are calculated and shown while updating the GUI using the built-in updater. You can manually generate a changelog on the bottom of this page:

Full changelog, might be outdated compared to get.bertware : Click here


The source code is available on github under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. If you have any questions, contact me.

You can find the source code on github:


This project if freely available, but it takes a lot of time to maintain it and to add additional functions. A lot of functions are using my own scripts on my own (hired) server. So if you like the project and want to support me:

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  • Avatar of copiepasta copiepasta Apr 20, 2014 at 04:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @NinjaAssassin864: Go

    Thank you, unfortunately for me, currently I am running on bukkit. I did tried some plugin that enable the restart after crash feature but no luck.

    I think it is impossible to make windows restart bukkitgui service after an elapsed time, unless I running it on linux machine..

  • Avatar of NinjaAssassin864 NinjaAssassin864 Apr 19, 2014 at 22:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @copiepasta: Go

    The restart after crash is a feature in spigot and the restart after a few hours can be achieved via the task manager by creating a task to restart the server after an elapsed period of time.

  • Avatar of copiepasta copiepasta Apr 19, 2014 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Bertware Thank you for this awesome gui!

    I would like to make few request if you don't mind. I believe this idea will make bukkit gui more powerful.

    1) If possible to add feature auto restart when crash 2) Automatic restart after few hours (configurable).

    Again, good work and all the best!

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Apr 18, 2014 at 06:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    Pls when comes update for bukkit 1.7.9 ?????????????

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Apr 17, 2014 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @SeaOfFire8695: Go

    @chsedv: Go

    There shouldn't be an update required for the GUI for the basic functionailty, I am aware that the ban and whitelist lists broke.

    @Dragona397: Go

    Right now there aren't plans for that, though maybe someone can make it work with mono or wine

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    There was a nice sig here - it's gone now :(

  • Avatar of Romanovski Romanovski Apr 16, 2014 at 11:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Here is an awesome tutorial on how to setup your server fully automated with this:

  • Avatar of gumgumpuntnl gumgumpuntnl Apr 15, 2014 at 20:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Paddy1996: Go

    Settings on "SuperStart" tab good?

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Apr 15, 2014 at 05:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Pls update to bukkit 1.7.8 or 1.7.9

  • Avatar of Dragona397 Dragona397 Apr 13, 2014 at 18:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Will there ever be a version for OSX?

  • Avatar of Paddy1996 Paddy1996 Apr 13, 2014 at 16:26 UTC - 0 likes

    A friend from me can't join if i start the server with bukkitGUI but he can join if i start it witch the batch file. why?

    Last edited Apr 13, 2014 by Paddy1996


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