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How I minecraft server?

JebusUDJebusUD Adventure!Candy IslandRegistered User regular
edited June 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm looking for the best place to rent a mincraft server for about 10 slots. Recommendations are appreciated.

and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
but they're listening to every word I say
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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    @ultimakay and @Nuka should be able to lend some advice (I believe)

    Just tagging them so they might notice in case they don't come in here :P

  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Thanks!

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    Thanks godmode for the tag!

    Jebus, are you looking for a vanilla server or one that runs server mods like bukkit? Also how familiar are you with hosting and running an smp server?

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    I think we would like some server side nods eventually but we are pretty new to this. Also not at all familiar. But im sure I could figure it out.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    There are a ton of mc hosters out there but I have heard good things about Beastnode and they appear to have a 7 day refund period if it ends up not being your cup of tea. I would probably go for the wolf tier so you have some room to play around with plugins when you decide to.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Should I get dedicated IP? Will I have to remake the world if I up the slot count later?

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Should I get dedicated IP? Will I have to remake the world if I up the slot count later?

    A dedicated IP isn't necessary, all it means is that instead of typing something like 123.45.6.789:55555 to connect to the server you would just need the 123.45.6.789

    If you want to up the slot count then your entire server setup including map, files, plugins ect will be retained.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    If one of my friends wanted to put in a server off his pretty nice computer how well would that work as an alternative.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
  • IntetIntet Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    It should work fairly well if it's a relatively new computer. Just make sure it has at least 2 GB of RAM (even more is better), and to allocate as much memory available to Minecraft.

    I'm running a server on a pretty old computer (we're talking Pentium 4 with less than 2 GB RAM) and it lags but is definitely playable for a few people at once. Probably not 10 though.

    Couple of things you will need to do:
    • Forward TCP port 25565 on your router.
    • Unless you have a static IP, you will need a service like no-ip (it's free) to basically give you a static URL.

    The Minecraft wiki should tell you pretty much everything about setting up a server.

    Edit: This is assuming it's a dedicated server. If it's also his PC, you have other issues to deal with.

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  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    Beyond what intet said, you also have to have sufficient bandwidth to run a home server. If the pretty nice computer is just being used for a server it would work for 10 people, but if their is anything else running on it or if its his day to day computer you could run into issues depending on the number of players on at once. Also running minecraft on a computer that is running the server can be very resource intensive too.

    All that said there really isn't any reason not to try it.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    I run a MC server on my machine with up to 4 people at once and haven't had any issues. I find the MC client is way more resource intensive than the server is. I use dyndns as an IP pointer.

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