Uploading & installing Custom Modpacks

Putting a custom modpack on your server is very easy and can be done by following steps below:
1. Stop your server and remove any old files you might have on it.
2. Download the modpack files of the modpack you want to your computer, and get them ready:
Generally, modpack files come like this after you unzip them:

       1: This is the main server jar. It can be named something like that, or forge-something, or with the modpack name. You will need to rename this file to custom.jar
       2 & 4: These .bat and .sh files are used to launch the server when running it yourself, and not with a host. They can be deleted. There is an exception for some modpacks if you see a file called FTBInstall.sh and FTBInstall.bat. See below.
       3: Usually there will be a file called minecraft_server.XXXX.jar you want to leave this file alone.

After you rename the main server .jar file and delete any files that are not needed you should end up with something like this:

Modpacks containing FTBInstall.sh and FTBInstall.bat files:

If you see FTBInstall.sh or FTBInstall.bat files you will need to execute one of them. .bat is for Windows, and .sh is for Macs and Linux.

After running one of the two FTBInstall files you will see that another file appeared:

Now you can rename the main server .jar (FTBServer-1.7.10-1408.jar in this case) to custom.jar and delete the .bat and .sh files as they are no longer needed, so you end up with something like this:

Please also note that if you are loading a modpack that required Java 7, instead of Java 8 you will need to rename the main server jar to customjava7.jar instead of custom.jar. This will load the modpack using Java 7. Any modpack that is under 1.7.10 (1.6.4, 1.5.2, etc) and older 1.7.10 modpack will all need to be loaded with Java 7.

3. Upload your custom modpack files to your server using an FTP client. You can find a tutorial on how to setup an FTP client to manage your files.
4. In Pterodactyl Panel go to the  "Configuration" > "Startup Parameters" menu and change the .JAR file, then press the Update Startup Parameters button. 

You've now configured your modded server.

5. Start your server

If you get stuck we can get the modpack on your server for you.

If any information you see here is outdated please let us know by creating a support ticket. Thank you.

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