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

Since Minecraft rarely uses more than one thread, consider possible waste when buying more than 2 cores. However this does not apply to mods and plugins which utilize their own threads - buy accordingly. Assume that most of the server's load will be on a single core. The main performance factor is without a doubt CPU clock speed. CPU cache sizes and RAM latency are also factors. There does not appear to be a disadvantage to using high-end desktop processors.(verify?) It should be noted that these suggestion presume default settings in server.conf - i.e., a Draw Distance no higher than 10, and is also based on a new world; the bigger the world gets, especially if there's advanced redstone circuitry at work, the requirements - especially the RAM, or in the case of lots of redstone or mobs (in e.g. grinders), the CPU - increase significantly (to the point where a major world with several camps, redstone machinery, grinders, etcetera can easily more than double the requirements).

Used Plugins[edit | edit source]

Win 7[edit | edit source]

  • *When tests plugins were used
Requirements Players CPU RAM SSD HDD Backup WAN Up WAN Down Notes
Minimum 10+ 3.0+ GHz 8 GB+ 120 GB empty space 500 GB backup space 10 Mbit/s 10 Mbit/s
Recommended 50+ 4.0+ GHz 20 GB+ 240 GB empty space 1 TB backup space 100 Mbit/s 100 Mbit/s
Optimal 100+ 4.5+ GHz 30 GB+ 400 GB empty space 2 TB backup space 1 Gbit/s 1 Gbit/s RAMDisks can considerably accelerate world saving/loading in a very populated server.

Used mods only[edit | edit source]

Win 7[edit | edit source]

  • *During tests plugins were not used!
Requirements Players CPU RAM SSD HDD Backup WAN Up WAN Down Notes
Minimum 10+ 3.0+ GHz 4 GB+ 120 GB empty space 1 TB backup space 150 Mbit/s 150 Mbit/s
Recommended 50+ 3.5+ GHz 8 GB+ 320 GB empty space 2 TB backup space 200 Mbit/s 200 Mbit/s
Optimal 100+ 4.0+ GHz 16 GB+ 560 GB empty space 10 TB backup space 1 Gbit/s 1 Gbit/s RAMDisks can considerably accelerate world saving/loading in a very populated server.