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How to make lavalink server

Here’s how to properly setup lavalink on Windows, MacOS, or Linux

What are we doing today

In this tutorial we will be setting up lavalink server! 🎉

Let’s get started.

Now, first thing first

Setting up the enviroment

To make a lavalink server, you will need a java 13 or greater, I recommend using Azul Zulu java 16 or 17.

You can download & setup java by going to here:

If you want to host lavalink on replit. you can just click this button

Run on
Run on

Once install you can verify it by doing java -version, the output should look something like this

openjdk version "16.0.2" 2021-07-20
OpenJDK Runtime Environment Zulu16.32+15-CA (build 16.0.2+7)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Zulu16.32+15-CA (build 16.0.2+7, mixed mode, sharing)

depending on your os, you may need to restart to for it to apply.

Congratulations 🥳 you’ve got Java installed!

Setting up lavalink.jar

To get started, you need to download the lavalink.jar and application.yml It’s pretty simple!

There are 2 jars provided below, one is the original one from freyacodes and one custom one made by melike2d which has alot more features than the original one

application.yml download

Once you’ve downloaded the jar and application.yml file, you can simply edit the application.yml port and password to your preferences.

Now last step is to move both into a single folder, then open a terminal to that folder using cd

How to use cd in windows

How to use cd in mac

If your on linux go figure out yourself nerd.

Then run it by doing java -jar Lavalink.jar or if you wanna limit it to only using X amount of ram you can do java -XmxXG -jar Lavalink.jar I.e. java -Xmx2G -jar Lavalink.jar

and you should get an output similar to this:

[root@darren-aws-testsrv lavalink]# java -Xmx2G -jar Lavalink.jar
2021-12-03 04:22:25.402  INFO 1826146 --- [           main] lavalink.server.Launcher                 :

       .   _                  _ _       _    __ _ _
      /\\ | | __ ___   ____ _| (_)_ __ | | __\ \ \ \
     ( ( )| |/ _` \ \ / / _` | | | '_ \| |/ / \ \ \ \
      \\/ | | (_| |\ V / (_| | | | | | |   <   ) ) ) )
       '  |_|\__,_| \_/ \__,_|_|_|_| |_|_|\_\ / / / /

        Build:          1239
        Build time:     31.08.2021 17:26:20 UTC
        Branch          main
        Commit:         2ad6b46
        Commit time:    31.08.2021 17:17:13 UTC
        JVM:            17.0.1
        Lavaplayer      1.3.93-original

“Help, I’ve tried the steps above but It doesn’t work.” If you’ve followed this entire guide and It doesn’t work, then please contact me on my discord server and I’ll help you out. and also provide the following information:

  • Which distro you are on
  • What java version are you using
  • (Optional)What hosting provider you are using
  • Don’t say “doesn’t work”. Describe your problem in details

Thank you for reading, have a great day!

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