How Do You Make a Private Server on One Hour One Life?


Larry Thompson

Creating a private server on One Hour One Life can be an exciting endeavor for players who want to enjoy the game with a select group of friends or family members. With a private server, you have more control over the gameplay experience, allowing you to customize settings and collaborate in a closed environment. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can set up your own private server in just one hour.

Step 1: Downloading the Server Files

To begin, you need to download the necessary server files for One Hour One Life. These files are available on the official game website and can be accessed through the “Server” section. Look for the latest version of the server files and click on the download link.

Note: Make sure you have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your computer before proceeding to the next steps.

Step 2: Setting Up the Server

Once you have downloaded the server files, create a new folder on your computer where you want to store them. Extract all the downloaded files into this folder.


  • Create a new text document in the same folder where you extracted the server files.
  • Rename this text document to “start.bat”.
  • Edit “start.bat” using a text editor such as Notepad.
  • Type the following command into “start.bat”:
<code>java -Xms1024M -Xmx4096M -jar OHOLServer.jar nogui</code>


  • Create a new text document in the same folder where you extracted the server files.command".command" using a text editor.command":
java -Xms1024M -Xmx4096M -jar OHOLServer.jar nogui</code>

Note: The above commands allocate a certain amount of memory to the server. You can adjust these values based on your system's capabilities. However, make sure not to allocate too much memory, as it may affect the performance of your computer.

Step 3: Port Forwarding (Optional)

If you want other players outside your local network to join your private server, you need to set up port forwarding on your router. This step may vary depending on your router model, so consult the manufacturer's instructions or search online for specific guidelines.

Note: If you only plan to play with others who are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can skip this step.

Step 4: Running the Server

To start your private server, double-click on "start.bat" (Windows) or "start.command" (Mac/Linux). A command prompt or terminal window will open, indicating that the server is running.

Configuring Server Settings

The first time you run the server, it generates a default configuration file called "server.ini". Open this file in a text editor and customize the settings according to your preferences. You can modify various parameters such as game speed, world size, player limit, and more.

Sharing Server IP

To invite other players to join your private server, they need to know the server's IP address. You can find your IP address by visiting websites like "". Share this IP address with your friends or family members, along with the port number (default is 8005), if you have set up port forwarding.


By following these steps, you can create your own private server on One Hour One Life and enjoy a customized gaming experience with your chosen group of players. Remember to regularly back up your server files and keep them updated for a seamless gaming session. Have fun exploring the vast world of One Hour One Life!