This thread will show you how to setup a simple Minecraft server, very quickly. This will allow you to have a MC server up and running in 20 seconds, and literally takes no effort at all. As a player, coder, and owner of a hosting company, I realize that many people are not familiar with command lines, BAT/shell scrips, etc. Windows: If you are using 32 bit Java with a 64 bit system, please just install the 64 bit version. There is no reason to be running 32 on a 64 system. Download the latest release from here. (UbuntuOne Link (Its like Dropbox)) Run the wizard. This will put all the Bukkit files on your desktop. Either tell it to run after setup or double click the RUN.bat that is in the Bukkit file. Profit! If you are using Java 7, run the installer, but do not run after setup. Right click the RUN.bat that was installed, and click "Edit" Change Code: "%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar to "%ProgramFiles%\Java\jret\bin\java.exe" -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar craftbukkit.jar Linux: First, download the script here. (UbuntuOne Link) Open up a terminal. Cd to the directory you downloaded the file to. Type "chmod +x linux.sh" Type ./linux.sh" Enter the amount of memory you want in MB, without GB, MB, etc. Wait! It takes a minute to download the latest release and all. Mac: A wizard for Mac will be available soon!