How to make a timings report

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Diagnose problems of a Minecraft is not always easy, but there are a few simple tools that allow to identify quickly the origin of performances problems, the report system called "timings".

It allows you to get information about calculation cycles of the Minecraft server precisely, then identify a map or a plugin causing problems.

There are two methods to get a report, whether it's a Bukkit or Spigot/Cauldron/SpongeForge server.

Timings with Paper

Activate profiling with the following command: :

/timings on


Wait 5 minutes, and:

/timings paste

Timings with Bukkit

First, enable the profiling of plugins in the bukkit.yml from the FTP (with an FTP client or the WebFTP of the panel). Edit the line :

plugin-profiling: true


Then restart your server. Wait for a few minutes, when freezes get started, enter the command :

/timings reset


Wait for a few seconds/minutes then enter :

/timings merged


A .txt file will be created in the timings directory. Copy the content to :

http://paste.ubuntu.com

Then, you will see in the URL that you past get an ID. Copy it then enter the URL like:

http://timings.aikar.co/?url=ID


You get a report visually useful to analyze, containing information about the plugins. It might be helpful to diagnose a failing or poorly configured plugin. Do not hesitate to send this information if you open a ticket to our support!

Timings with Spigot or Cauldron

First active the plugin profiling by modifying the bukkit.yml file on your FTP (with an FTP client or the WebFTP of the panel). 

Edit the line: plugin-profiling: true.

Then restart the server. Wait for a few minutes, when freezes get started, enter the command :

/timings reset


Wait for a few seconds/minutes then enter :

/timings paste


A URL like http://timings.aikar.co/?url=XXX appears in the log. Copy this address then paste it into your web browser. You will get a complete report of what's happening on your server. Do not hesitate to send this information if you open a ticket to our support!

Timings with SpongeForge

First, stop the server from the panel then enable the verbose mode of the timings system by editing the config file config/sponge/global.conf and more particularly the following line of "timings" section  :

verbose=true


Restart the server then wait for a few minutes and enter :

/sponge timings report


A URL like https://timings.aikar.co/?id=XXX in the log. Copy this address then paste it into your web browser. You will get a complete report of what's happening on your server. Do not hesitate to send this information if you open a ticket to our support!