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Retrieves status information from a Minecraft server.

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PHP class, web page, CLI tool, and Munin plugin to get information from a Minecraft server.

Protocol Support

mcstat supports Server List Ping as seen in 1.7 and later, and 1.5.2. Server List Ping 1.5.2 works for older Minecraft servers (all the way back to 1.4.2), while the 1.7 Server List Ping should be used for newer setups. mcstat also supports the UDP full and basic Query protocols.


minecraft_users_ — A Munin plugin

Screenshot of the minecraft_users_ plugin

Install minecraft_users_ like any other munin plugin:

# compile stand-alone minecraft_users_ script

# copy the compiled script file to the munin plugins directory
cp minecraft_users_ /usr/share/munin/plugins/minecraft_users_

# ensure that munin can execute the script
chmod 755 /usr/share/munin/plugins/minecraft_users

# create symlinks for the desired Minecraft server hostname and port
export hostname="localhost"
export port=25565
ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/minecraft_users_ \

# reload munin service
service munin-node reload

No configuration is necessary because minecraft_users_ is a wildcard plugin.

mcstat as a program

src/bin/mcstat.php is a script for querying Minecraft servers. You can install a stand-alone version like so:

cp mcstat ~/bin/mcstat

It's very simple and gets the job done:


This will output the status of the given server like so: 1.7.4 2714/5000 131ms
Uberminecraft Cloud | 22 Games
1.7 Play Now!

Please note: TERM must be set to a known terminal, otherwise PHP spams stderr unconditionally.


src/www/stat.php is a simple web page that lets users query a given server.

Note: stat.php shouldn't be used on a public server as it's not well tested!

Screenshot of stat.php

Usage as a PHP Class

namespace randomhost\Minecraft;

require_once realpath(__DIR__ . '/../../vendor') . '/autoload.php';

$status = new Status('');

This outputs server information in the following format:

array(6) {
    string(3) "162"
    string(4) "5000"
    string(182) "§f§f       §f§m-§a§m-§c§m-§d§m-§b§m] §b§l    GotPVP-Network    §b§m-[§d§m-§c§m-§a§m-§e§m-§f"
    string(31) "BungeeCord 1.8.x, 1.9.x, 1.10.x"
    string(3) "127"


The testing script requires bash, phpunit, and java. The tests are ran against against a live server running on localhost.

Run the script as follows:

make test

By default src/tests/unit-tests/bin/ tests against all server versions 1.4.2 and later.

Override this like so:

env Versions='1.7.4 1.7.5' make test