Cloudcraft: Easy Minecraft Server Management

I started working on Cloudcraft as a toy project over the weekend. It aims to be an end-to-end toolbelt for managing minecraft servers on EC2. As of now it’s very Alpha quality but it can spawn instances and setup minecraft servers automatically with just a couple of commands. For example in the screenshot below, cloudcraft started the minecraft server on a spawned EC2 instance and reported the address needed for a multiplayer game.

Autoscaling instances, plugin management, automatic updates are some of the things that are in the pipeline.

The project is on github and as usual, suggestions, bug reports, bug fixes are welcome.