Minecraft is a game which allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world. Minecraft is so popular, that it is the best-selling PC game of all time with over 29 million copies sold. For those looking to play Minecraft with their friends, a Minecraft Server is required. It allows users to connect to one central computer which will host the game software for all the other players to use.
What are the system requirements for Minecraft server hosting?
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The online multiplayer mode in Minecraft is often considered to be the heart of Minecraft. However, to play together on the Internet, you need a server that acts as the gateway to the Minecraft world. The available servers differ both in terms of their game modes and the number of players.
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In this tutorial, you set up a dedicated Minecraft server on Amazon Lightsail. Minecraft is best experienced with a dedicated server. Dedicated servers have many benefits such as:. Get started with Amzon Lightsail for free. Once you've created a Lightsail account, sign into the Lightsail console. Already have an account? Choose Create instance in the Instances tab of the Lightsail home page. Choose Change Region and Availability Zone to create your instance in another location. Note: If you expect to build a large world with more players, consider choosing a more powerful instance.
Sure, you can just download Minecraft and dive in, buy a subscription to Minecraft Realms Plus , invite ten friends, and have at it. Security is a critical concern, as Minecraft is essentially a community of coders. Setting up the actual server will take a little technical know-how.