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Old 07-31-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A good machine to run a large minecraft server on?OR Can i buy a minecrat server (not pay monthly)?

Soon, in a few months or so, i will be creating a minecraft server that i know for a fact will ave many players. I was wondering if i can buy a machine/computer tht would run the server efficiently. all the computer has to do is run the server with enough memory for maybe a max of 300 slots. Thats all the computer/machine will be doing, no microsoft word, no nothing. Just the server.


Is it possible for me to BUY, not pay monthly, a minecraft server? I believe it would be called VPS or something? Please answer, and if i worded anything wrong, tell me and ill add additional details.

PS the machine would have to run the server 24/7

Thx in Advance

Also, don't just say that you can just download a server start from the site (minecraft.net) cuz i need something powerful enough to handle 300 player slots (give or take a few)

Heres a little info that i thought might help.

[100mb = 1 player
so, if 1gb (dnt worry about the 24mb left over) holds 10 players
then 30gb would hold 300 players (slots)]

Hope this helps

(ive posted this on yahoo and got idiotic responses. I hope tech forums isnt the same)


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Default Re: A good machine to run a large minecraft server on?OR Can i buy a minecrat server (not pay monthly)?

First question... What kind of internet connection will you be working with? Upstream bandwidth matters just as much as the computer it's running on.

As a comparison, I host a ~6 player server on Mint Linux command line only, 1GB RAM, 3Ghz Core 2 Duo and an old hard drive I had laying around. I notice lag, which I'm assuming is because of the hard drive.

So I'd recommend nothing less than a higher end Core i7 and at least 24GB RAM and if possible.. a large solid state drive.

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