Custom Worlds and Your Minecraft Server

Minecraft is a game with endless possibilities, and only your imagination can put an end to what your gameplay might be. The layout of the map can be generated in an infinite amount of ways. However, once in a while you might want to play on a map that’s completely different.

So, in this blog post, we will take a look at all kinds of custom worlds for your Minecraft server. We will cover where you can find them, how to download them, and how you can add them to your Minecraft server.

Should you want to conquer the world, there’s a map for that too. Just take a look at the Minecraft Earth map, it’s a huuuge map spanning the whole earth from east to west and north and south. Just make sure you have plenty of storage space on your server, because you will need it.

However, before you can proceed, you will need a Minecraft server where you can upload the custom world to. So, to get started, you can click here to get your server up and running.

Downloading a Custom World

The first thing you would have to do is to find a place where you can download the custom world from. There are of course a lot of websites that offers this kind of service, but some are more trustworthy than others, and you should always do your own research before downloading anything from the web.

However, we highly recommend that you only use official websites such as PlanetMinecraft or CurseForge. These sites have a good reputation, and you can rest assured that they are trustworthy compared to other alternative websites.

Below you can find some custom worlds that we have chosen to highlight as they are all impressive in their own way. But you should browse all the other worlds as well, since there are a ton of them, and they are all impressive.

Once you have found a world of your choice, simply press the download button and save the world to your computer.

Add World To Your Server

When you have found a custom world of your choice, and you have successfully downloaded and saved it to your computer, the next step is to add it to your Minecraft server. This process can differ depending on how your Minecraft server is hosted, but the general steps are the same for most setups.

In this blog post, we will only cover the basic steps for how to add a custom world to your Minecraft server. Should you be in need of a more detailed step-by-step guide, you can find the How to add custom worlds to your Minecraft server in our documentation hub.

If the custom world you have downloaded is huge and have a file size larger than 1024 MB, you will not be able to upload it using the File Manager. What you need to do is manually upload it via SFTP protocol. For a detailed guide on how to do this, you can click here.

Extract the custom world file that you have downloaded previously.
Access your Minecraft server via File Manager or FTP.
Create a new folder called world-custom or some other name of your choice.
Upload the extracted world files into the folder you just created.
Find your file and open it for edit.
Look for level-name=world and swap out world with world-custom or whatever you named it.
Save the changes and close the file.
If done correctly, simply restart your Minecraft server and the custom world should be applied.

By following the above steps, you should have successfully uploaded and applied your custom world to your Minecraft server. However, do remember to restart your server as it is needed for the custom world to be applied.


Well, that’s about it. If you have made it this far, you should have been able to successfully upload a custom world to your Minecraft server hosted here at UltraServers. Should you have any questions or require some assistance, you are welcome to get in touch with our support team on Discord or you can submit a ticket via the dashboard.

It is really impressive to see all the custom worlds that the Minecraft community has managed to create over the years, and you will for sure have a lot of fun exploring them all. So, don’t waste any more time and start exploring, and we will see you in the next blog post. Bye!