MineCraft is one of the world’s most popular sandbox game wherein you can create your own virtual world and events using three dimensional building blocks, resources earned in the game to exhibit their creativity. It was developed by a Swedish Developer by the name of Markus Persson and was released in 2011 by Mojang.
It can be played in two modes- solo player or multi-player. But to play in a multi-player mode, you need to have a hosting environment.
MineCraft server is a kind of web server that allows multiple players to play together online. The game server is hosted on different platforms and machines that act as a virtual and private server. The server configurations are a bit different and vary from machine to machine.
It is played by millions of people worldwide and has no age limit, thus you need to have powerful, high capacity server to be able to host this game without any failures and glitches and also accept incoming requests from users from all over the world. With very affordable and easily accessible internet, more and more players are switching over to online gaming and thus, are hosting their own game servers.
How can I host the MineCraft Server?
The pre-requisite resources of hosting the server are-
- High performance server
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Huge storage
- High speed processors
You can find many minecraft server hosting sites online. You can either purchase the server online depending upon your requirements of RAM, number of players and price. Another factor to keep in mind is the location of the server, the closer the server to your geographical location, the faster will its output be.
However, if you do not wish to buy a server, then there are multiple sites available online through which you can host the server, though their performance will not be as good as those of the dedicated servers. Many websites do not use required hardware to host the requests and gaming sessions. So it is important to ensure that the site you choose has good reviews. Some of them even have a chat bot so you should ask for the hardware specifications.
After your connections are done and the server is up and running, it is important that there aren’t any network interruptions and delays due to overload. If the server crashes, then all the players will lose their game and points.
I hope this article was insightful. Happy Gaming!