This news article was written to help people looking for free Minecraft server hosting and comparing the different choices available and help to make the best choice.
Ever wonder how to get a free Minecraft server or even if such a thing exists without having to hosts the server yourself? Well here’s some good news for you because you have come to the right place to find one. Due to the high popularity of Minecraft and lot of new game server providers or (GSP) for short have started popping up that “specialize” in Minecraft hosting. While their websites may be flashy and appear to be the full package it is often their support that falls short when you decide to sign up for your “Free Trial.” I refer to it as a free trial as 99% of the hosts offering free servers are in fact only offering a limited 1 – 10 day trial that is capped in size and ability.
If you are looking for a Free trial then the best advice is to chat to more well known hosts that have live chat on their pages. If you simply say “I’m interested in buying your service but I would like to trial it first!” 9/10 hosts will happily let you trial their service with all the bells and whistles. And even if they don’t offer a FREE trial they will more than likely give you a 5 – 30 day back money guarantee hassle free.
Many small solo hosts offer a capped Free trial which only consists of Minecraft Vanilla, which you could just be running on your own computer with a little know how and a good Youtube guide. With these free trials you are unable to add any plugins or even trial out the different mods on your service as these are all paid services that you will have to sign up for a monthly subscription. This is usually the case 99% of the time as hosts do need to pay their server bills and also pay their staff if they are larger than a solo project which is very common in the mincraft industry.
A lot of websites are about that dominate the search engine rankings that offer a free Minecraft server but require you to fill out a survey answering questions. Unfortunately if you are lucky enough to actually gain a free server for these questions you are then bombarded with spam based on the questions you answered (doh!).
A way of getting around these surveys and having to be plagued in your inbox is to give something else that won’t get you spammed in order to qualify for a free server. Another scheme available is the Game Tester scheme where in return for your opinion on games that you play for 15 minutes you get a free server for you and your friends to play on.
Solo companies or pop up hosts as the server world call them are usually set up by students or someone with some brief knowledge on how to set up their own server that wants to make a little money on the side. There’s nothing wrong with these individuals trying to make a little money on the side but more often than not their knowledge is very limited and the site is run in their spare time which means that their support will lack and will leave you feeling very frustrated. While the idea of a Free Minecraft server is very appealing it does come with some cons if you are signing up to the solo hosts that only works part time. Because their company is so small the only way they can get people to their site is offering freebies that are often made out to be better than they really are.
It’s also typical for solo hosts to drop off the radar once they are tired of running their own server project due to the number of tickets and support that they have to provide without getting paid. This can often result in paid subscriptions losing both their server and their money when a host’s decides to stop when they are bored.