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How to find the seed of a Minecraft server?

In this article, we'll cover the way to find the seed of a minecraft server. This is not as obvious as it could be, so we are going to cover all the possibilities.

What is a Minecraft seed ?

When you create a Minecraft world, the game will generate a random string of characters generated. This is the minecraft world seed, and the whole world generation is based on it. This will help creating villages, biomes and structures in such a way that any world created with this seed will be the same.

There is an important thing to remember, a seed will not generate the same world accross all minecraft versions. For this reason, you should always check if your server is running the same version as the one where you got the seed from.

In this tutorial, we will see how to get a minecraft server seed. We will cover any case like singleplayer or multiplayer and explain a step by step procedure.

Minecraft world seed
Minecraft world seed

Find the seed of a Minecraft server

There are two types of minecraft world you could play on. We will cover all the cases you can encounter in two separated categories since the procedure isn't the same.

Find the seed of a local minecraft world

It is pretty easy to get the seed of a local minecraft world. All you need is to :

  1. Launch Minecraft.
  2. Go to the "single player" menu and join your world.
  3. Type "/seed" in the chat.

If you are unable to get the seed following this procedure, you can troubleshoot like this :

  1. Click escape.
  2. Click "Open to LAN".
  3. Set "Allow Cheats" to "ON".
  4. Click "Start LAN World".
  5. You should now be able to type "/seed" in the chat to get your world seed.

Find the seed of a Minecraft server

It is even easier to get the seed of a minecraft server. In fact, you can use a hosting platform like AxentHost to get a free minecraft server. It makes you able to send commands directly from a web console as an administrator of your server. Here are the steps to follow to get your server seed :

  1. Activate your free server and navigate to the "Console" page.
  2. Write "seed" in the command input under the server console.
  3. Your can now read your seed in the server console, here -1467692749064778079
Minecraft seed command
Minecraft seed command

How to change a world seed ?

Changing the seed of a minecraft server is pretty straightforward. All you need is to generate a new world using a new seed. To make this happen, follow these steps :

  1. Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to the "Settings" page and change your world name.
  3. Navigate to the "Files" page and edit the "server.properties" file.
  4. Find the line with the seed and set it to the one you desire.
  5. Restart your server, a new world will be generated with your new seed.

Good job ! You successfully changed your world seed !


This article covered all the different steps about how to find the seed of a Minecraft server, and even how to change the one of your server. Feel free to contact us on discord if you have any question about this article. To learn more about minecraft server hosting and to get more time, check the next related articles.

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