The bukkit GUI project (BukkitGUI)



Problems? Please read the f.a.q. View frequently asked questions

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 MysticCity MysticCity May 24, 2016 at 19:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bertware: Go

    Hello.... i cant change the language. and i dont have this option: "get more lanuages"

    and the Color Notification dont work

    Last edited May 25, 2016 by MysticCity


    Die Macht der Nacht !!!


  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware May 22, 2016 at 18:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @ixAdelx: Go

    This might help:

    Download your server software package (*.jar file) from the author, e.g. bukkit, spigot, ... and set this file as your server file in the GUI's start tab.

  • Avatar of ixAdelx ixAdelx May 22, 2016 at 09:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey.! I Need Help To Launch The Server u Need To Select bukkitgui.jar but i don't found it i found bukkitgui.exe i search in youtube how to change exe to jar but i don't found any tutorial need fast reply how i can get bukkitgui.jar

  • Avatar of Jdub60 Jdub60 May 13, 2016 at 20:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Bukkit gui not loading up... Java 8 update 66 64-bit Windows 10

    Error: The application encountered an unexpected error! Please contact the developer with the following information: Exception: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Details: at Net.Bertware.Bukkitgui2.Core.Configuration.Config.ReadString(String parent, String key, String defaultValue) at Net.Bertware.Bukkitgui2.Core.Locale.Initialize() at Net.Bertware.Bukkitgui2.Core.Share.Initialize() at Net.Bertware.Bukkitgui2.UI,MainForm..ctor() at Net.Bertware.Bukkitgui2.Launcher.Run() at Net.Bertware.Bukkitgui2.Program.Main(String[] argStrings)

  • Avatar of Bertware Bertware Apr 23, 2016 at 15:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @benedekgyerek: Go

    Something's wrong with your .NET installation. Re-install .NET 3.5 (or a higher version), you can download it from microsoft.

    @Sonic5317: Go I suggest you try using the task planner which is built in. It can start, stop, restart,... the server whenever you want

  • Avatar of Sonic5317 Sonic5317 Apr 10, 2016 at 23:28 UTC - 0 likes

    How can I link the /restart command to this? using a basic restart script opens another window and doesn't restart in the GUI


  • Avatar of benedekgyerek benedekgyerek Mar 29, 2016 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @liquidbear99: Go

    It's avablive now, just download a jar, what's 1.9

  • Avatar of benedekgyerek benedekgyerek Mar 29, 2016 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I also wrote this comment in the "Tell us what you think" window, but my GUI won't work properly, se I can't trust in that,

    I trying to use this great program on Win server 2008 R2. It starts the server well, but I can only connect on LAN (192.168....). Trough I have let the 25565 out on the router, or if I runing the GUI in XP/Vista compatibilty mode, doesn't help. There are some other problems. The tasks won't work automatically. When I click test, error comes: Warning;BukGetAPI;Couldn't load plugin categories;Could not load file or assembly 'System.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.;"

    It also can't display the procsessor, RAM usage, plugin list, font prewiew not work, not list banned, opped, whitelisted people; won't display the other languages, just a white field (english also not displayed), the checkboxes to the different tabs haven't pipe inside, but if I reset them (click twice) the tab disapiers well, and comes back, if I click again. It also can't install updates. I tried to use v2.*, but that won't work at all. Config location list is also just a white field, and so on.

    What the hell cause this shit, what do you think? (I'm Hungarian, sorry for bad English)

  • Avatar of DrAndrew1104 DrAndrew1104 Mar 18, 2016 at 04:52 UTC - 0 likes

    I used the older version of BUKKITGUI and it worked well with 1.9, but with the 2.0 version 1.9 is really crappy

  • Avatar of liquidbear99 liquidbear99 Mar 12, 2016 at 20:47 UTC - 0 likes

    When will support for Minecraft 1.9 be available?


Date created
Oct 06, 2011
Last update
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