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An advanced Minecraft server startup system

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⬇️ Get Hajime

🐧🍎😈 Linux, macOS, & FreeBSD

Copy and paste the below command into your terminal to install. Or, go to GitHub Releases and download the latest release.

sh <(curl -L

πŸͺŸ Windows

Go to GitHub Releases and download the latest release.

πŸ–΅ Tutorial Videos

Check out the official Hajime tutorial video series! YouTube | Odysee | Rumble | BitChute

πŸ‘‹ Introduction

Imagine your Minecraft server working fine, until it isn't. Or, your server is running too slow for your liking. Or, you want to gain insights into performance. Or, you just want to get playing on Minecraft. Introducing Hajime.

❓ Why Hajime

Hajime fills in a gaping void in the Minecraft server management world. On one end of the spectrum, you have is super easy to use but offers no features at all. On the other end there are mark2 and Pterodactyl. These offer a lot of features, but are difficult to install and use. Hajime changes all of this by aiming to be extremely easy to use while offering all the features you could possibly want.

As a comparison, remember the original iPhone presentation in 2007 when Steve Jobs showed off a graph of the iPhone putting all competitors to shame in smartness and ease-of-use at the same time.

πŸŽ›οΈ Features

  • Keeps your server running in the background!
  • Super simple setup and installation!
  • Monitor your server with advanced performance counters!
  • Optimize your server with Aikar's Flags and more!
  • Works with English, Spanish, and Portuguese!
  • Run multiple servers at once!
  • Works with almost all server platforms available!
  • Super customizable!

πŸ™‹ What is "Hajime?"

"Hajime" is simply "begin" in Japanese when talking about games. I know this because I hear it every time I train with my judo instructor.

βœ… Instructions

πŸͺ› Setup

Hajime will start the installation wizard if it can't find the configuation file, which will happen if this is your first time. Add -i as a flag option to do it manually.

For more info, check out the Hajime Wiki!

βš™οΈ Compiling with CMake

Step 0 (If Required): Install library dependencies

Ubuntu/Debain Linux: sudo apt install libncurses-dev libsensors-dev libboost-all-dev libz-dev

Other Linux Versions: Change apt to what your package manager uses.

MacOS Homebrew: brew install boost ncurses

Windows: Use Chocolatey to install Boost.

Step 1: Clone Hajime

git clone --recursive

Step 2: Compile Hajime

cmake Hajime/source
cmake --build . -j 8

The resulting hajime file should now appear.

If you're on Windows, add --config Release to the end of the last command to get a faster Release build.

πŸ†˜ Troubleshooting

Open an issue in GitHub Issues or get quick support in our Discord server.

🍎 Supported by MacStadium

To develop Hajime for MacOS, MacStadium provides a Mac Mini to help support open source projects like this one. Hajime logo