Minecraft server unable to bind to port

I recently got an advanced level Windows 10 VM to host a Minecraft server for my mates and I but when I try to start the server it always fails to bind to port 25565 (default Minecraft server port) or any other port. I have my public IP as the server IP which from what I read is what I should have done but it doesn’t work. Is there something I’m doing wrong and is there any fix?

Hi @ZyraTavish,

You’ll need to open the port via Windows Firewall as well to get this going. Give that a shot and let us know if it works!


Didn’t fix the issue. Oddly if I assign the public IP to a Linux VM it works without issue, but the Linux VMs I have access to are about 3x the price as the windows one with little to no gain in the server performance so I don’t want to have to use them.