Minecraft servers hosting – hardware specs

Written by Traci Robinson. Posted in Tech

Minecraft is currently one of the most popular games in the world with millions of people playing it every day. What is more amazing, we talk about an indie game that was created by a passionate Swedish developer Markus Persson. Minecraft rapidly gained popularity after its release, because of its uniqueness. Gameplay revolves around player-world interaction, while the three dimensional environment allows players to use their creativity and build various structures. Minecraft is available in single player and multiplayer for a meager sum of money. However, the bestselling computer game of all times cannot be played in multilayer without a server. This means that players either have to own a server or join a server in order to play with others and create their own world. The popularity of the game has determined many players transform their own PCs in servers and invite their friends to create together. Despite the fact that Minecraft does not boast extraordinary graphics, the game was intentionally created this way, the hardware specs and especially the Internet connection needed in order to create a suitable server cannot be met by the usual user. Fortunately, players interested in owning their own servers can find cheap Minecraft hosting online. Resorting to specialized services has many advantages. First of all, users do not have to worry about upgrading their computers or their internet packages. [Not a valid template] Minecraft uses Java, which means that this game is not multithreaded and it only requires two cores to function properly in multiplayer. However, the cores need to be fast in order to be able to track all the players building in different areas on the map. When it comes to Minecraft servers, players have three options to choose from: VPS hosting, Dedicated machines, shared servers and managed hardware. If you want to receive the best results, dedicated servers and VPS are the best choices. Pay great attention to the details and make sure that you receive quality services from your provider. Always ask for hardware specs before paying. You should know the CPU and Ram specs before you decide to pay for a VPS or a dedicated server, because the hardware is very important. You can find quality and cheap Minecraft hosting, as long as you know what you are supposed to look for.   The optimal server should use SSD instead of a Hard Drive, but a good HDD should handle twenty players easily, if investing in a SSD is not possible. The number of Rams, their latency and speed are very important for Mincraft player, so pay great attention to the information given by your hosting provider to ensure that you receive at least 5Gig of Ram, 1600Mhz and a LC8 or LC9. The most important hardware spec you have to look after is the CPU, which is the heart of every server. You will not need more than four cores for Minecraft, because as mentioned above the game is not multithreaded, but make sure you purchase a big and speedy CPU. Last but not least, you should know that you require a great Uplink in order to manage a Minecraft server. Not many people can boast with at least 10mbit upload speed all the time and this is the reason why resorting to hosting providers is a great idea.

Traci Robinson

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