PaperMC Documentation


This documentation is a work in progress. Some things are still missing. If you’d like to see it completed faster, you can contribute to the documentation here.


Welcome to PaperDocs, the official documentation source for the PaperMC project.

Paper is a high performance fork of the Spigot Minecraft Server that aims to fix gameplay and mechanics inconsistencies as well as to improve performance.

Paper contains numerous features, bug fixes, exploit preventions and major performance improvements not found in Spigot.

Not sure what you’re looking for? Try our About the PaperMC Project section, which contains a short Introduction, our Frequently Asked Questions and an article about The Structure of PaperMC.

Server owners should read our tips and instructions in Running A Server on how to install, run and maintain a Paper based server.

The PaperMC project has several main components. Learn more about the project structure here.

Running A Server

Running a Paper server is easy. This section will cover common tasks such as configuring it, maintaining plugins, and general best practices.

Contributing to Paper

It’s great to see new contributors to the project! Here are some documents which provide further information to get you started:

About Paper

Paper is a fork of Spigot with certain goals in mind. The following links explain more about the purpose, rationale and structure of the PaperMC project.


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