The bukkit GUI project (BukkitGUI)



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Bukkitgui v2 is available as beta! You can download it from the files section. You can view the different versions at

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 xFaded1738 xFaded1738 Feb 09, 2016 at 09:43 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2694730>>

    Don't worry, i'll try to implement the config editor since bertware is busy alot. i will probably figure it out because, im pretty good at coding, i made a game for xbox. And it got top 5 for best games in 2014. So yeah.. im pretty good!

    Last edited Feb 09, 2016 by xFaded1738
  • Avatar of jjoouulleessbbeeff jjoouulleessbbeeff Feb 02, 2016 at 15:00 UTC - 0 likes

    alternate java path.. you know since java is dying.. and the minecraft java is better?

  • Avatar of NeVeRPoWeRNotWorking NeVeRPoWeRNotWorking Jan 26, 2016 at 14:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Problem:I start BukkitGUI and it crashes tells me to go to %appdata%/Bertware/BukkitGUI/Logging/BukkitGUI.log and there is no log file there what i need to do.Please Help!

  • Avatar of pmatha123 pmatha123 Jan 23, 2016 at 07:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey! I love this console however as of recently I can no longer use it because it says "The Java path could not be found, server start aborted, please select the correct java version in the superstart tab." I have gone through every java version and as for the Java path I have set that up as well. Not sure what it is wrong, can you perhaps help me?

    Join my server:

    <a href= "">Click me for the server website</a>

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Jan 16, 2016 at 22:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @Morfarmi: Go

    implemented for v1.8.x, v2.x beta should follow soon :)

  • Avatar of Morfarmi Morfarmi Jan 10, 2016 at 18:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Please use "server-name" from config file for windows title instead of motd

    motd can inside color tags and title not readable

  • Avatar of ottodue ottodue Jan 06, 2016 at 16:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I was haveing an other server running then when i tryed the bukkit gui and closed my other server the bukkit gui did not work then i goed to my other server where i tryed to open it agin and now i can't open both

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Dec 23, 2015 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @DarkProUser: Go

    This is a user with craftbukkit, or the server you're running (the .jar file)

    @chsedv: Go

    BukkitGUI2 doesn't support translations. The whole DMCA mess, combined with a busy personal life, caused development to slow and eventually halt.

    @nickcarnonos: Go

    You're running buildtools.jar, not a server. Use a craftbukkit, spigot, ... jar file.

    @mrLeopoldII: Go

    Try checking your plugins folder manually, to see if the plugin.jar files are there. Make sure you're running a server with plugin support, such as bukkit.

    @Romanovski: Go

    Thanks! I'm sure (new) users will appreciate it!

    @snipershotmaster: Go

    It's not implemented (yet), and due to an extremely busy personal life (university etc) I don't have the required time for this project. However, all code is open source, so anyone can implement it :)

  • Avatar of snipershotmaster snipershotmaster Dec 22, 2015 at 02:41 UTC - 0 likes

    When will you fix the config editor?


  • Avatar of Romanovski Romanovski Dec 19, 2015 at 12:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I made a video tutorial to help


Date created
Oct 06, 2011
Last update
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