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 snipershotmaster snipershotmaster Jul 31, 2015 at 01:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Maby adding rank support for the players tab?


  • Avatar of NumeroUnoBaby NumeroUnoBaby Jul 30, 2015 at 20:14 UTC - 0 likes

    A made a tutorial on this program and one big problem people seem to have is with the portforwarding feature. It worked for me but do you know why the "add" port button is greyed out and not clickable for some?

  • Avatar of D3C0D3R D3C0D3R Jul 27, 2015 at 18:38 UTC - 0 likes
    Just out of curiosity, have you got a fix for v2? {{|Error}} I can't seem to find a workaround. I've tried your latest and past few versions, as well as the version marked stable. I have v4.5.2 of .NET framwork. Windows Server 2008 R2

    Turned out it was just caused by my 2008 R2 server becoming corrupt. After hours of testing and fixing I gave up and did an in-place upgrade to 2012 R2, and now it's running well! Thanks for this great handler! I think you should add a force stop that kills the process though, like with RTK it doesn't respond to my commands or anything entered in console, yet when I just run Spigot it's completely fine :/
    Last edited Jul 30, 2015 by D3C0D3R
  • Avatar of Sandertjeuh Sandertjeuh Jul 25, 2015 at 12:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    Im using eclapsed time and current time as triggers, using them for activating dropparty at a specified time 2 times a day and to unload chunks with /lagg unloadchunks every 5 minutes.

  • Avatar of LueLusten LueLusten Jul 24, 2015 at 22:38 UTC - 0 likes

    This tool is great since there is the problems with craftbukkit at the moment I using the default server what is fine with me but I trying to use your triggers and I little lost, there seems to be no documentation so I stuck asking you here.

    I am trying to use the Play Joined trigger, and used the %join-name% but this does not work, it will print back in console no player is its the players name or just join-name is part of the string, I little lost what the point in the trigger options if I can't send them back in the command option, is this a bug you have over looked ?

    I am using v2.0.0.287, also then GUI updates are needed maybe have a option to leave the server running or make it so the GUI does not need to restart, for one the notfation options should be live not restart, I program a little two and know that can be done.

    Also maybe add a option so we can get the raw data and use it our selves this would be useful to make 3ed party apps that don't have the option to read the raw returns, if I could get the raw data of the user joined I could pass it to my own app and then deal my own set of commands.

    Could you please provde a full detailed documentation for this as its confusing and I read all your posts about it not one state where the %% commands can be used, it just says can be used with not how or where, and so far can't be used in the command option to send back a /tell %join-name% Welcome %join-name% to our MCWorld, enjoy

    To me this is why we would need to check when a user has joined.

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Jul 11, 2015 at 14:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sandertjeuh: Go

    What kind of triggers are you using on the instance where you see the increasing memeory?

    @FPSUsername: Go

    I'll see what I can do, I'm really busy now though.

    @T_X_T: Go

    You can run a backup task after a set amount of time has passed using the task manager :)

  • Avatar of Sandertjeuh Sandertjeuh Jul 07, 2015 at 08:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Still having problems with RAM usage and completely freezing GUI.

  • Avatar of FPSUsername FPSUsername Jul 03, 2015 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Very nice! Please add Forge at Starter. Bukkitgui v1.8 and v2.0 both work on forge/sponge combi server

    Last edited Jul 03, 2015 by FPSUsername

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  • Avatar of Sandertjeuh Sandertjeuh Jun 27, 2015 at 09:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    im sorry for the late response. Running the latest version, updating every time when a update becomes available. Memory usage just keeps getting higher and higher depending on the ammount of time i dont restart BukkitGUI. Perhaps a memoryleak in the taskmanager? Becouse i use multiple instances of bukkitgui, and the ones where i dont use the taskmanager doesnt seem to give problems.

    Last edited Jun 27, 2015 by Sandertjeuh
  • Avatar of T_X_T T_X_T Jun 26, 2015 at 15:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    First thing. THANK YOU I love this project of yours been using it since day one of my server with plugins, love it everything.

    So heres my thing im not the best at it but if someone explains i'll completely understand it, there's a backup section i noticed, is there anyway i can get the task from the GUI to Automatically backup the game. or an Auto save feature. the power went out yesterday, nothing too drastic happened other than i had to redo a few things on the server. just wanted to make it a more secure server experience for my clients.. LOL Clients. players you could say.


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