You will find Minecraft server hosting with most game server providers thanks to its simplicity and low resource usage. The benefit of choosing a reputable provider like the ones featured on this site is that they can help when it comes to mod installation and sorting out updates. Choosing a reliable company will pay itself off for the slightly higher price in the long run.
The most popular sandbox game in the world with a community bigger than any other game. Originally created by Mojang and then bought out by Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014, Minecraft is available across a wide range of devices mobile and non-mobile. The server hosting for this game is required to keep a persistent world online for anybody around the world to join 24/7 and ensure that the players content is stored safely.
Minecraft Server Hosting allows players to run much larger worlds without having to worry about lag and performance issue when they have loads of players on their server. Server Hosting makes its so much easier to add mods and plugins, with a lot of the Minecraft hosts offering one click mod installs with the use of the Multicraft server manager.
Be sure when you are choosing a provider that you check that they offer physical servers close to your location. Making sure that your online game is running near you ensures that you have a smooth Minecraft experience and doesn’t keep jumping and lagging.
Cross platform Minecraft server hosting is currently in the works and the hosts we work with are preparing for the big switch. In a perfect world the newer versions of the game will contain the code to instantly launch a cross platform server with very little work.
For popular games such as Minecraft we have made videos that explain the history and how you can use CompareGameHosting to make the right provider choice.
Its the kind of thing our dreams were made of as a child, playing games in school is now an official thing and Minecraft have released a special version to use in the classroom.
Mojang created individual lessons that are made easier to understand through the use of Minecrafts simple block mechanisms that aid the teaching process. All sorts of subjects can be taught using Minecraft: Education Edition, from economics to history and logic gates.
This version of the game appears to have its own server hosting system built into it to make it easier for teachers to get lessons moving forward.
In late 2015 a story based Minecraft version was released called story mode that hit both PC and all of the major gaming consoles. Using voices of famous actors such as Paul Rubens (think Pee Wee Herman) the game was a chance for people who were getting tired of the same old sandbox rhetoric that Minecraft is built on to push further with the game.
As the game isn’t actually based on the Minecraft way of playing and that its a point and click adventure, you don’t actually need server hosting for it.
Although getting hard to find now, Pixelmon was massively popular with the Pokemon community before Pokemon Go came along. If you can get hold of a copy of the mod then you can experience the magic of capturing Pokemon with balls while crafting as you usually would in Minecraft.
For serious Minecraft’ers who love to build advanced systems their is Buildcraft, a mod created to allow for more flexibility in building modular automated machines. This mod also adds new resources like metals and oil that can then be refined using advance machinery that is also included with Buildcraft.
A huge improvement on the traditional flying blind style of not knowing where you are going or whats going on around you is the VoxelMap mod. With this really useful mod you can see what mobs are close by in the layers surrounding you to avoid bumping into an Enderman or other hostile players when playing on a server.
Hey Adam if you are still looking for cheap uk minecraft hosting I would suggest using Nitrous Networks! I have been using them for a couple months now and they have been Great for UK minecraft hosting! They are located in Bristol so I great some great pings from the server. They are relatively cheap and offer great support when you want to add mods :) Hope this helps.
Hello Adam, we understand that finding the right minecraft server provider can often be a hard choice, so let us offer you some advice that will hopefully help you make the right decision. If you use the Region filter you will be able to filter the hosts based on UK hosting. The main hosts that are based in the UK and EU are Nitrous Networks, Serenity Servers, Envious Host and Creeper Host. All these Minecraft server hosting companies will offer support and are based in and around the UK so there is no need to worry about the time difference with these hosts. However a lot of the US hosts do offer 24/7 support and often have support workers that either work the late shift, or they are actually working in Europe in order to offer support around the clock. Sometimes the US hosts are better if you're looking for a “cheap minecraft server rental.”
Hey guys, I just wanted to ask for some help as I can see that their are so many Minecraft server providers around and I’m not entirely sure who I should use? I Live in the UK and ideally i'm looking for the best minecraft and cheapest Minecraft server hosting, in either the UK or somewhere close like France or Germany as I live in the South of the UK. I have tried searching google with searches such as “minecraft server hosting uk” and “best minecraft server hosting uk” however it always comes up with hosts that offer UK hosting but are based in the united states which isn’t ideal for me because I’m worried about the different time zones for support and help from the host. Thanks for the help in advanced.
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This commenting is adding on to what David and Sarah were talking about. I totally agree with David on 90% of what he saying about Minecraft Server Hosting however I feel that their are other options for players that want to run a bigger server without having to use a host. While using a host is a very effective why for people to start up it can work out more expensive if you already know what you are doing. Obviously it sounds like you are new to server hosting so I would suggest trying out a host to start with, however once you become a bit more familiar with the system and control panels that people use for Minecraft it is definitely worth thinking about renting a VPS for your Minecraft Server. A VPS is a great way to save you a money and will give you a lot more control over what you can do with your server without a host putting limits on it. However there is a downside to this as you won't receive any support like you would from a hosting company. You may be a long way off running your own server on a VPS but it’s definitely something that you should look into in the future for the best Minecraft server hosting.
Hello Sarah! Hopefully I can help you out with this :) I run a few servers with a few friends and having your own Minecraft server can seem rather daunting at times, but once you take the leap you will really start to enjoy the benefits of Minecraft Server Hosting. As you mentioned before prices can be different depending on the size of the server you are looking for. A lot of the hosts that offer Minecraft Server Hosting will often have a variety of different packages that can start from as little as $2 a month and can be as expensive as $40, it will really depend on the size of server you are looking for. Obviously in your case you are looking for a relatively small Minecraft package so this should only set you back around $5 a month for a standard server. However with some companies they will charge extra for a range of other services including extra support, which will usually cover you with any help you need including mod and plugin help, which can be useful if you're not sure what you are doing. They will usually offer other extras like voice servers and other extras but these are not necessary to get your Minecraft server up and running. As for RAM you want to look for a package that will offer you between 512MB and 2GB, as this will insure that you don’t get any lag on your server. You could probably get away with a 512MB RAM or 1GB RAM but it can change depending on your connection to the server and any additional mods or plugin you have added, as this will add to the workload of the server which will mean that your server will be working harder to maintain itself. Minecraft Server Hosting has loads of benefits and you will have so much control over your server as you will pretty much be able to do anything as you have full control. As mentioned before the main reason people tend to get server hosting is because they want a modded server, that can cause problems when trying to set it up on your own computer. As for choosing a host it will really depend on the money you want to spend and the support you hope to receive! It’s best to read reviews first and come up with a budget for your Minecraft server so you know what you are willing to spend. Sadly there is no Perfect host when it comes to Minecraft Server Hosting and the chances are you will probably use a couple of hosts over a few months. Hope this has helped you out Sarah and I wish you all the best with your Minecraft Server :)
If you're looking for a good host then the first thing you should check is the control panel they use! If a host isn't using Multicraft then you are going to run into some problems if you are new to server hosting. There are a lot of hosts that offer Minecraft but don't have the right control panel to help new users which can make it very difficult for a lot of people to get their heads around. If you find a host that uses Multicraft you will be able to find loads of great help videos online that will explain how to get the most out of your Minecraft Server Hosting, with a step by step guide that will show you how to install plugins and mods. Multicraft gives you complete control and it’s easy to kick people and whitelist IP addresses unlike other control Panels. Minecraft Server Hosting is well worth getting if you have the right tools and the right host. When I first started hosting my own server I was completely clueless and was using a host that was using an old outdated method, which made it very difficult for me to understand what was going on as it was not specific to Minecraft. The number one rule is to always check the control panel you will be running your server with and if there are plenty of tutorials online to help you get your head around it, as a lot of hosts only offer very minimum support, which often means you have to sort the problem out yourself.
Hello everyone, I’m looking for some advice and hope someone on this site can help me out :D. Im sort of new to the idea of getting my own Minecraft server and was wondering if anyone here would be able to give me some advise on what I should get a Minecraft server and the benefits it has and also what I should be looking out for, if i decide to actually move forward with renting my own server. The main thing that is confusing me is the prices and the amount ram I need. I'm ideally looking for a small server to start with that will allow up to 10 players. Ideally i'm looking for a cheap server but I don’t want to lose out on support and performance so I ‘am happy to spend a little more on Minecraft server hosting if that’s the best option.
It's really hard not to love Minecraft really! I have been using Minecraft server hosting for a couple of years now and I have always had a huge community following that have played on various mods on my server so it has been an amazing experience and I owe it all to Minecraft. The only problem that I have is that I don't have as much time as I used to so I can't get on as much. However it is such a great game and everyone should play it if they get a chance to.
I was surprisingly late to the Minecraft scene as I didn't have a computer to play it on and I thought it was initially a bit childish... Now im sure I will probably get some rude comments for saying Minecraft was "childish" but let's put that behind us because I'am now addicted to it and see the error of my ways. I first started playing on a friends xbox and I couldn't get enough of it! It was simple yet so satisfying. By the time I had seen the error of my ways I had enough money to buy a laptop to play it! All I can say is "Outstanding" So much better then console, I just can't stop playing! 5 months on and I now have my own community of players build and have my own Minecraft server hosting! Play Minecraft!
Brings gamers the true meaning of sandbox! Obviously you have a lot of games out there now that have tried to copy the minecraft infrastruct and even gone all out to create a clone in several different worlds including dinosaurs and space. However none of them have even come close to how great Minecraft is and always be. Minecraft takes all the great expects that makes and sandbox game a sandbox and then gives you the keys to take the open world for a ride! Want to build yourself an underground fortress an underwater city? Well Minecraft will let you do all of that and more! It’s a game in which you can just lose yourself and enjoy every hour that you play without feeling bad about pulling a sick day from college. Big MCLove
I was initially looking for free Minecraft hosting as I didn't want to pay for a server because I was worried about using paypal with a company that I know very little about. Or maybe it’s because I just don’t like spending money to be fair! However i soon realised that “FREE” did not exist in the Minecraft world as everyone offering it for “FREE”, were actually trying to harvest your personal details which is a bit of a scam in my eyes! In the end I realized that I was going to have to pay for this service, so I started to look for “Cheap Minecraft Server Hosting” on the web as I knew I wouldn't be able to get it for free. After about an hour of searching the web it was clear that there were hundreds of companies offering hosting, which were all claiming to offer the “Cheapest Minecraft Server Hosting,” which I found very hard to believe to be fair. After a few more hours of searching I did manage to find a relatively Cheap Minecraft Server Host that even offered me a 24 hour trial without having to give them any of my details which was fantastic. The moral of the story is nothing comes for “FREE” but if you do your research you can find a great deal!
It was pretty important for me the buy Minecraft server hosting as I was unable to host it on my own PC as its pretty terrible :( However was I got a few friends together and we all chipped in for a server we have never looked back. We have been able to mod it and do as we please which has made us all pretty darn happy. The only thing I would like to point out is that trying to find other users is a pain, you should add a server list to this site to help us out.
Now who hasn't in our current generation spent a matter of weeks building a giant fortress in the center of your kingdom on minecraft for one of your less trustworthy mates to blow it up in a matter of seconds? I know I have, and that's what makes minecraft one of the ultimate games you could ever create; what's the greatest version of Lego? Clearly minecraft receives great merit for its originality and simplicity to produce a game that can give yous one of the greatest gaming moments in your life. With the addition of servers minecraft has truly become the game of anything, now you can play anything that can be created. With such a diverse community of players from all ages and backgrounds minecraft has truly become the place to show off creativity, with servers offering almost any game you can picture you will be able to spend enough time playing to become a creeper hater in no time. The downfall of minecraft is plainly its simplistic graphics, one could argue to that you couldn't expect a game that offers such creativity to be so realistic, I personally feel that even though the graphics may not be 2000’s expected level it's doesn't exclude it from the community creating some beautiful landscapes. The survival mode also adds an element of purpose, allowing for you and a group of friends to truly test your survival skills, while another simplistic model this game play has been one of the fundamentals for many of the future games that have been created. Another problem I've found with Minecraft is the servers, while connections can vary i found that a lot of the servers we unwelcoming, this is more of a community problem than anything the game itself is responsible for. Anyway we hope that you can identify the cheap Minecraft hosting that you are searching for.
Minecraft server hosting has been a great way for me to play the game I love and make a little extra money on the side from the donations that I receive from my loyal community. I owe a great deal to Mojang as they have allowed me to play games and make money! (Which is pretty much living the dream.) The Best thing about running my own Minecraft server is the fact that I can create events for my followers in order to keep the game as interesting as possible. We regularly have little competitions on a weekly basis where I give away a few prices to the winners! It really is so much fun playing on your own MC server. Another great thing about having your own Minecraft Server Hosting is the fact that your are able to add as many mods and plugins you want to as we are using Multicraft which makes it so easy! The only thing that I would like to see in Minecraft is the ability for cross Platform play. I think Cross platform would be so good as I have a lot of friends that play on console that really want to join my server. Obviously Minecraft is so much better on PC as there is so much more you can do with your game.
Minecraft has to be one of the best games to have ever been created. I have been playing Minecraft for the last 3 years and have it on PC and tablet which means I can play all the time! It’s so amazing that someone came up with such a simple game that has so much to offer so many people. It’s surprising that it took someone so long to come up with Minecraft. Since Microsoft purchased it, it has sky rocketed in my eyes and continues to get better everyday which is keeping both me and the other millions of fans very happy. The best bit about Minecraft is the ability to use mods and create your own if you are feeling adventurous, there really is no end to just how good this game is. Minecraft brings back so many memories of playing with Lego when I was kid! I was really surprised that they didn't bring out a Lego game before Minecraft was around as that could have easily been a huge hit like this! Anyway I have been playing for 3 years now and I will continue to play as I have just bought into the Minecraft server hosting hype! Happy Playing everyone.
I actually Believe that Minecraft has the power to change the world as we know it. No Joke! I was reading the other day that a lot of Scandinavian countries are now using Minecraft in schools in order to teach kids. They want on to say that a lot of the schools had pre-built locations from around the world that they could walk around and help teach the kids. For example they were talking about showing them the pyramids and teaching them in game in order for the kids to soak up the knowledge better and it was actually working. Minecraft is slowly becoming so much more than a game and it’s clear to see why. Im sure that this will spark off a lot more educational games that I hope to see in schools. I would have probably learnt a lot more in school If i was taught about it while playing Minecraft. I missed out :(
Minecraft + Pokemon!!! Pixelmon if your a minecraft noob and haven't already bought in to the mod you are missing out.
I bought MC back in early access for about $5 if i remember correctly and I’m still playing on the same account I bought all those years ago now. So I would say not only do I love MC but i guess i'm addicted to it. There are worse addictions out there so im not really to bothered LOL.
For a game that has sold millions of copies it's not to be right? Put a few blocks here and there, build yourself a fancy house and dig a couple of mines when you need resources.. It’s alright! LOL. Who am I kidding? Minecraft is one of the best games I have ever played and I just can’t stop playing i'm so addicted. I started playing Minecraft in the Beta days with my buddy and we were automatically hooked! I remember getting home from college and login straight on to continue building our flying castle in the sky! Now this was before all the kids had even heard of Minecraft and it was at it’s most simple, but the game was still truly amazing for such an early release. I remember saying to my friend, “Why didn't anyone think of this sooner? It’s so simple and fun.” Of course the game has changed in a lot of ways and of course they are all amazing changes and the community are great. I would always go back to my routes though and play on a Vanilla server though as it truly is the best experience.
Well I had been looking for Cheap Minecraft Server Hosting and I finally found this site which has been a great help! I had been looking all over the internet and Minecraft forums for a decent list that would just tell me what hosts were around and the prices that I was expected to pay for each package. Really like how well documented this list is as it helped me find the Cheapest Minecraft Server Hosting for my budget so I’m very thankful. Please keep up the great work and continue to help out the Minecraft Community with your great site. It’s also really great to see that you let users give reviews on the company to help others out. Thumbs UP
Love minecraft :D :P :3 It's great to see that server hosting prices have dropped since it first came out. So much more affordable to rent a server for me and my friends.
I remember when mincraft first came out years ago picking it up on Beta for like $5! Cant believe how big it has gotten over the years, its weird seeing my litte brother and his mates playing it on their iPads. Nothing beats the PC master race though, they are so far behind on the ipad version.
Who doesn't love mincraft? Its the foundation in which all these sandbox/open world games have been built on and it still remains the biggest seller out of them all. It's nice to see that there are so many new games on the steam store that are pushing the boundaries with graphics and ideas, but there is always going to be one go to game that we can all fall back on.... MINECRAFT.
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I can’t honestly see how so many of these hosts can justify the prices on their websites! For just a few pounds a month it crazy to see how these hosts even manage to cover their server costs? I would imagine a lot of the hosts are cramming everyone on to the same machine and over selling a lot of their products in order to get as much money as they possibly can. Shared hosting is a great idea and can be very cost effective if your Minecraft host is not overcrowding the machine. If you're looking for cheap Minecraft server hosting there is always a chance that you may not get what you pay for, so always make sure you check the company out and find reviews, to avoid being very disappointed! It happened to me when I first set up a server and the lag was terrible due to server stuffing! Don't let your Minecraft experience be ruined by rubbish hosts!