Multicraft 2.0.1

02. February 2016
Multicraft 2.0.1 has been released as a first maintenance release of the latest Multicraft version. This release contains mostly minor cosmetic changes and fixes so upgrading is optional and only required if you are encountering any of the issues listed in the changelog.

On the daemon it is sufficient to replace the "bin/multicraft" binary. On the panel you can replace the panel files without running the install.php since there have been no database changes.

  • Fixed missing server suspend icon in classic theme
  • Fixed some potentially unhandled exceptions on the daemon
  • Fixed password length not being enforced on password reset
  • Fixed PHP7 error in net2ftp
  • Improved FTP login error message for clarity
  • Updated Yii to latest version
  • Updated copyright notices for 2016
  • Updated library links on about page
  • Installation: Hide typed value on password in put in setup.sh and fixed escaping of certain characters
  • Installation: Remove other access rights to setup.config for safety
  • Installation: Work around Chrome autocomplete in install.php
  • MulticraftAPI.php: Added missing parameter for createPlayer
  • MulticraftAPI.php: Fixed potential warning
  • MulticraftAPI.php: Improved error reporting


As always, we highly appreciate all feedback, bugreports and suggestions and we will continue improving Multicraft based on your feedback.




Multicraft 2.0.0

12. December 2015
We are proud to announce the release of version 2.0.0 of Multicraft! A lot of effort has gone into making sure that we can implement as many user suggestions as possible with this new version of Multicraft to make it even more powerful and easy to use. The release has been postponed a number of times because of feature requests that we consider to be very useful to the vast majority of Multicraft users. Due to this we have begun offering preview releases for download longer before the final release than usual. If you're running a preview release we strongly recommend upgrading to the final 2.0.0 version.

In addition to implementing countless new features and improvements we have also been able to make Multicraft even more secure thanks to the researchers who have contributed to our Bug Bounty Program we have running with Bugcrowd.

As part of this release we are replacing the Windows all-in-one package with the Multicraft Bitnami Stack for Windows for personal use. There is also a Multicraft Bitnami Stack for Linux that we recommend for personal use if you cannot install all requirements for Multicraft. For hosting providers we still recommend using our Linux packages for maximum security and flexibility.

In good Multicraft tradition the length of the changelog is record breaking. There have been so many new features and changes that even a summarized list of the most important changes would be too long for this news entry so here's just a small selection:
  • New theme using Bootstrap
  • Improved server crash and console handling, including the option to use .conf files for arbitrary JAR names
  • New Staff role for full access to all servers without giving access to panel settings
  • Server template system
  • Improved Bukkit plugin list
  • Optional startup parameters
  • API improvements and additions
  • Security improvements
  • Linux filesystem quota support
  • Configuration reloading
  • Improved performance, particularly for very large installations (1000+ servers)
  • Removed single instance restriction so you can run multiple daemons with different Owned license keys on the same system
  • Reduced the number of times the banner is shown in the free version
  • Many, many more small and large features, improvements and fixes!

See the Full Multicraft 2.0.0 Changelog

We highly appreciate all feedback, bugreports and suggestions and we will continue improving Multicraft based on your feedback.




Multicraft Bug Bounty Program

22. May 2015
As a last step before the finalization of the new release we have ordered a security review for Multicraft and we have launched a Bug Bounty program with the good folks over at Bugcrowd.
The program has initially been launched as private so if you're interested in participating and earning monetary rewards for reporting security critical bugs please head over to bugcrowd.com to register for a researcher account. Once you have done so please let us know so we can add you as a researcher to our program.

The bug bounty program will be made public in the future once we have left the initial selection of researchers enough time to review the code.




Blesta Multicraft Module - Updated

29. September 2014
We are happy to announce that the good folks over at Blesta have developed a module to fully support Multicraft with their billing software platform. A video of the module in action can be seen in their blog entry regarding this development:
Blesta Blog: New Multicraft Module

The module is part of the official v3.3 release of Blesta so you do not have to install any addons to use this module. If you are using an older version of Blesta you can download the module separately from this forum post.

The documentation for this new module can be found here:
Blesta Multicraft Module Documentation

You can try the new module without obligation by installing the free trial of Blesta and connecting it to your existing Multicraft installation.

We will also be sending out 15% discount coupons for Blesta owned licenses with every new purchase of any Multicraft license.




BukGet API changes

26. February 2014
The implementation of the BukGet browser in Multicraft has been updated to the latest version of the BukGet API. This will also fix the issues that recent changes in the BukGet API have caused for most users of the built-in plugin browser.

You can download a package with a set of updated files here:
bg_update_2014.02.zip

Simply replace the existing files of your panel with the files from this archive by extracting the archive into the front end directory of your Multicraft installation (by default /var/www/multicraft or /var/www/html/multicraft).




Bukkit 1.7

01. December 2013
If you are experiencing issues with the server status display when running Bukkit 1.7 that means your configuration files are outdated. You can simply update them under "Settings"->"Update Minecraft" by selecting your current JAR file and ".conf files", then clicking "Download" and "Install" as soon as the download is ready.
If you are using a different JAR file name you need to make sure that you use an updated .jar.conf file with the same name. You can simply copy it from the official craftbukkit.jar.conf or minecraft_server.jar.conf depending on your server type. For more information, please see Custom JAR Files.




BukGet URL change

12. November 2013
The URL for the BukGet API version 2 has changed, causing the BukGet browser to malfunction. To fix this you can simply edit the file protected/models/BgPlugin.php of your panel and change:
    static $apiUrl = 'http://api.bukget.org/api2';
to
    static $apiUrl = 'http://api.bukget.org/2';
at the top of that file.



Minecraft 1.7

25. October 2013
If you are experiencing issues with the server status display when running Minecraft 1.7 that means your configuration files are outdated. You can simply update them under "Settings"->"Update Minecraft" by selecting your current JAR file and ".conf files", then clicking "Download" and "Install" as soon as the download is ready.
If you are using a different JAR file name you need to make sure that you use an updated .jar.conf file with the same name. You can simply copy it from the official craftbukkit.jar.conf or minecraft_server.jar.conf depending on your server type. For more information, please see Custom JAR Files.




Region Fixer How-To

05. October 2013
A new entry has been added to the How-To section:
Adding Region Fixer support

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions!




New Website and Contact Information

22. September 2013
We are happy to present you our multicraft.org website in a new look today!
Relevant information has been made more accessible and the new design and underlying bootstrap library improve the overall experience of using our website.

In addition to that the main support address for Multicraft has been changed to [email protected], you can reach us under this address from our contact form.

Stay tuned for more news within the next weeks as we will be looking for new talent to help with our continuing work on the Multicraft hosting platform.