Customizing the Message of the Day (MOTD) for your Minecraft server is an excellent way to welcome players and provide important information. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up a custom MOTD using the game panel.

What is a Server MOTD?

The MOTD (Message of the Day) is the text that players see in the server list when they add your server to their Minecraft client. It can be a welcome message, server news, or any other information.

Customizing the MOTD via Game Panel

Step 1: Access Your Server Settings

  • Log in to your game panel and select the Minecraft server you wish to customize.

Step 2: Stop Your Server

  • Before making changes, it's important to stop your server. Use the panel's controls to safely stop the server.

Step 3: Edit the Server Properties

  • In the game panel, navigate to the 'File Management' section.

  • Find and edit the file.

  • Locate the line starting with motd=. This is where you will enter your custom MOTD.

  • Type your new MOTD after the equals sign. You can use color codes and formatting codes to make your MOTD more eye-catching.

Step 4: Save and Restart

  • After editing the MOTD, save the changes to the file.

  • Restart your server to apply the new MOTD.

Step 5: Verify the MOTD

  • Once your server is back online, check the server list in your Minecraft client to see the new MOTD in action.


Customizing the MOTD is a simple yet effective way to make your Minecraft server more inviting and informative for players. By following these steps in the game panel, you can easily update your server's welcome message to reflect your server’s personality or important announcements.

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