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 devsfan1830 devsfan1830 Sep 29, 2014 at 20:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, LOVE BukkitGUI. It's made running my own personal server real easy. I was just wondering if you plan on making a linux version as you develop the next version of BukkitGUI. My server box currently serves double duty as both a minecraft server and my XBMC box. I'd like to transition to Linux for XBMC but I cant find any similar GUIs to yours for Linux that at least offers automated backup.

    Last edited Sep 29, 2014 by devsfan1830: typos
  • Avatar of DanSpedey DanSpedey Sep 25, 2014 at 18:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you make it work with bungee cord? So we can access all servers under 1 GUI?

  • Avatar of gumgumpuntnl gumgumpuntnl Sep 22, 2014 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    This can happen after a short while (minutes after starting) or after some hours when the server is running. There were no tasks executed.

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Sep 22, 2014 at 17:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @gumgumpuntnl: Go

    Yes, that option will be added soon :)

    @gumgumpuntnl: Go

    Does this happen when the server is just running, when a task is executing, ... ?

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  • Avatar of gumgumpuntnl gumgumpuntnl Sep 22, 2014 at 08:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Some times i'm getting a windows error stating the program is not responding any more. This can be after a short while (minutes after starting) of after some hours. I'm using version with Windows 7, 64bit.

    Last edited Sep 22, 2014 by gumgumpuntnl
  • Avatar of gumgumpuntnl gumgumpuntnl Sep 22, 2014 at 05:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Will there be a option to run a backup-set from the tasker?

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Sep 21, 2014 at 19:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @chsedv: Go

    I need to know the exact output by the console in order to be able to fix this.
    Does the following text show up? "[player] left the game" or "[player] lost connection: Banned by ..."

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Sep 21, 2014 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    In Output-Log is all OK. Ban username ....all is there but no error. I see teh user in left side on but i have kick or ban the user. This is not with the OLD bukkitgui 1

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Sep 21, 2014 at 16:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @gumgumpuntnl: Go

    Hmmm, probably some old file was corrupted, or contained an invalid value.
    I'll keep it in mind though, this shouldn't cause a total crash.

    @chsedv: Go

    What's the console output when you ban someone?

  • Avatar of chsedv chsedv Sep 21, 2014 at 14:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    When i use latest build of BukkitGUI2 and i ban a user, the user ist standing any in gui but is off. /ban username but all users standing into window by bukkitgui2. Pls fix it and make german language too.


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Oct 06, 2011
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