Many web hosts offer Minecraft servers. These include Amazon Web Services, Apex Hostinger and Hostinger. There are many server requirements that you can choose from depending on the size of your Minecraft world, how many players will connect to it, and whether or not you wish to install mods. While you will pay more out-of-pocket if you buy a larger plan than you would if you bought a smaller one, many web hosts allow you to upgrade easily from a lower service level to a higher one. If you are just starting out, it might be safer to get a smaller plan than later.
The RAM and virtual CPU allocation are the most important things to think about. The server’s memory is crucial to the quality of your server and how many players it can support. 2GB RAM can support up to 10 players without lag. The virtual CPU allocation can affect gameplay smoothness. You need more CPUs and better quality CPUs to power your server. A basic plan is sufficient if you are just looking to play with a few friends. However, if you want to build a community, you will need to invest in a premium hosting subscription.
Let’s look at PebbleHost as an example. The Budget plan allows you to choose the Minecraft version that you wish to run, as well as the most recent edition. PebbleHost allows you to specify the server type you wish to run. This includes the PC Java edition, Spigot version and the console/mobile Bedrock edition. A server for vanilla Minecraft (the base PC Java Edition) or Minecraft 1.17 is $5 per month. It comes with a recommended 5GB RAM allocation.
No matter what service you use, the basic steps for creating a server are the same. Let’s take a look at what you need to do.
Choose the plan that is compatible with the RAM you will need to run Minecraft properly.
Configure your server by specifying the region, game version, add-ons, and other details.
Check your information and create an account with provider to submit payment information. After payment has been confirmed, you will receive instructions on how to access your server.
To access your server, copy the IP address provided by the hosting provider. You must use the Minecraft version you purchased when you bought the VPS.
Start Minecraft. Click the Multiplayer tab and then click on the Add Server tab. There, enter the server information.
That’s it! Enjoy your server-hosted Minecraft world. Share the IP address with friends to play together.
It is more complicated if you want to host a Minecraft server from your own computer. The process of creating a Minecraft server can be done with either the Linux operating system or the Mac operating system. We’ll show you how to create a Minecraft server from a Windows computer.