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This article does not apply to Classic server software.
This article only describes technical information for SMP Server Hosting.

Contents

[edit] Server installation and configuration

For a full tutorial on setting up a Minecraft server, please read the installation and configuration guide.

[edit] Server requirements

  • Note that these requirements only apply to the Survival version of Minecraft, and not to the Classic version.
  • Requirements may change depending on the server software, such as using Bukkit and/or mods.


  • Java 6 JRE or newer is required for Minecraft Servers!
* Note: linux users should avoid using OpenJDK 6 for server hosting, as it has been know to cause issues
  • Only the JRE version is required, however, Java JDK will still work.
  • The more memory that your server has, the better. It is recommended to have at least 3 GB. That way, plenty of RAM is left over for the operating system, and you have the possibility of allocating more to the Minecraft server.
  • Minecraft servers, as of 1.1.0, can use multiple cores, so now they will not sit idle.
  • You can use CanIHostAMinecraftServer to get a rough idea how many players you can host.

Here is a simple recommendation to help you get started and/or help decide which hosting option is best for you:

[edit] Running a LAN Party type Server (since 1.3.2)

  • Note that these requirements are for the server only you will need to allocate more resources to the OS!
Requirements Players CPU RAM HDD Notes
Minimum 2-4 Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 x2 2GB At least 150MB for world saves Be sure to have at least a low-ping internet connection.
(Such as DSL or Cable)
Recommended 2-6 Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 x2 3GB At least 200MB for world saves Be sure to have at least a low-ping internet connection.
(Such as DSL or Cable)

[edit] Running a Dedicated type Server

Please see Dedicated Server Requirements for more information.

[edit] Running a Server-grade Server

Please see Server-Grade Server Requirements for more information.

[edit] References