How to build a custom Minecraft server

Project Orion™ is our flagship product teaching you how to become self-reliant, build and run a successful server with custom features on demand. All in a fast, easy and fun way. 



The goal

Build a custom Minecraft server.

Course length

8 weeks


Online training and live support from instructor.

What is it?

Project Orion is a online training with live support and a community of programmers. It shows you how to grow your server, add custom features on demand and code amazing Minecraft plugins.

Who is this for?

Project Orion is for anybody who wants to add unique features to their Minecraft server and get more players. To take the full advantage of the course you must have Java programming skills. Click here to learn more.

Where does it happen?

Project Orion is an online training on our platform and consists of training videos, tools, member support and a private forum. You complete it online, on your own time.

How does it work?

You watch the videos, complete the action items, use the provided tools and templates. Ask questions on the forum or our instructor directly, follow the process, get results.

When does it start?

Project Orion is an online course, it starts the moment you enroll. You can complete it in your own time and work through it as fast or slow as you wish. You get lifetime access.

Why does it exist?

We created Project Orion because a lot of servers lack uniqueness and players. There was nothing that showed them how to grow into an amazing community with features on demand. We filled that void, and in extreme detail.

Here's how it works

MineAcademy provides you with everything you need to be successful and have fun in Minecraft. No lecturing –
we provide a unique environment of 4 pillars so you can build and play.

Proven process

We eliminated the guesswork of starting and figuring all by yourself. Follow practical step-by-step instructions that are proven to work. Get access to the same materials as we use in paid software since 2015 to cut years off your learning curve and accelerate your progress.

Ready workflows

Coding from scratch is hard. If you're doing everything yourself, it takes impossible amount of time. We have been developing since 2012 and have prepared excellent libraries and frameworks removing boilerplate code and allowing rapid development, so you can focus on what matters the most - building a happy, customized server.

Talented community

Running a server is lonely when you're surrounded by "normal people" who just don't get it. Join an active community of server owners, collaborate, get help, practice, make friends and have fun!

Expert mentorship

No matter how good a training is, you'll have questions. For a typical plugin you will likely wait days for your reply and meet cold answers rejecting anything you have to say. We have a professional team treating you with dignity, not like a time burden. Sometimes you just need that one advice to get unstuck, and we are there for that.

Battle tested and proven results

We have been in the game since 2012. We’ve been selling software on for over 4 years and released an online training program last year. Regardless if your server is 20 or 2000 slots, we have seen it all.


Past students


Positive ratings on SpigotMC


Software downloads

4.85 stars from 738 customer reviews

What we teach in Project Orion

The building is only as tall as the foundation is strong enough to build on. We teach you
everything you need to succeed in Minecraft today, tomorrow, in the future, and against big networks.

Player psychology

Why people play Minecraft, understand their motivation and desires so you can get more players.

Big networks

How to prevent loosing yours players. How to get to their level of quality without hiring expensive developers.


Develop an entirely new game within Minecraft using everything Minecraft has to offer in a unique twist.

Plugin updates

Error-free plugins even when MC updates or developers become inactive. Auto update plugins, even premium.

Minecraft updates

Protect your server against updates breaking your plugins and features so you can update stress-free. 

Abusive players

Dealing with griefers, hackers, trolls, haters, negative players and abusive staff members.


Complete website setup without coding skills, forums, voting system, PHP script, banlist, VIP payments, buycraft.


Develop unique plugins for your needs using Spigot and PaperSpigot. Libraries, events, commands, NMS, packets.

Getting more players

Proven methods to get more players and make them fall in love with once they join.


Stop wasting time when developing. Hot swap, live debug, refactoring, for IntelliJ and Eclipse.


Grow beyond one server. Setting up from scratch, making bungee-only plugin & cross-server plugin.


Creating unique atmosphere on your server. Vanilla, semi-vanilla, RPG, creative plots, multiverse, events.

GUI & Menu systems

Efficient multi-page menu systems with auto refresher, interactive menus on demand.

Rank system

Code your own rank and level-up system based on your server’s unique setup.


Code a plugin whose settings are auto updating values, check for errors and are capable of editing itself.

Custom Mobs & Items

Vanilla or NMS custom mobs and items to create true next level experience on your server.


Store data from plugins on bungee or MySQL. Synchronize plugin configs & player data.

Strong community

Get a true community feeling, special bond with your players, story or theme, environment for players to return to, daily.


Develop a mature server with innovative features. No copy paste, unique experience, can’t find this anywhere else.


Become self-reliant, earn from your server so you can grow it, selling premium plugins, piracy, legal, taxes.

Learn the way that best suits you

Learn anytime, anywhere and whatever way you like with multiple training formats.
Our training comes with online, social, live and simulated material.

Online e-learning platform

Watch training videos in stunning 4K and soon with English captions. Access the training online from any desktop or mobile device, anywhere in the world, anytime you like.

Action items and tested resources

No-one is here just for the videos. The best way you learn is when you test it yourself, that’s why we have action items and resources that’ll get you started quickly.

Interactive talented community

Join an energetic community of people on the same wavelength as you. Coding is lonely when you’re surrounded by “normal people” who just don’t get it. Get inspired, ask questions, generate ideas, make friends and have fun!

Currently we have a private Facebook community however we are preparing an entire forum for our members.

Expert mentorship on demand

Get personalized mentorship from experts who can troubleshoot your problems and provide direction. All courses include weekly Q&A calls, private support group, livestream sessions and 24/7/365 support.

Matej Pacan
Founder of MineAcademy
Author of ChatControl and SpigotCourse

Here's a summary of everything you get

This is not your typical “course”. We provide you with everything you need to be successful.

Project Orion™

  • Understand Bukkit/Spigot/Paper
  • Supports both IntelliJ and Eclipse
  • Build Minecraft or Bungeecord plugins on demand
  • Add custom features to your server
  • Build a unique mature community
  • Remove lags, bugs and errors
  • Connect your website to your server

Here's what our students are saying

Our students aren’t just satisfied, they are building amazing servers and getting results.

Are you ready to join the revolution?