This tutorial takes you through the steps of setting up your own server using the default server software that Mojang Studios distributes free of charge. For more tutorials, see the bottom of this page or the Tutorials page. For more information on Minecraft servers, see the Server page. Note: There is also custom server software available, which most large servers use, but these applications are not supported by Mojang Studios.
Why run the server on your LAN instead of remote hosting (rental server)?
Set up a dedicated gaming server for the most popular games
Half of the top-ten most-played games on Steam come with the option to customize your entire gameplay, right up through running your own dedicated server. Are you going to sit back and play the game how somebody else envisioned it, or are you going to grab the goat by the horns, run your own server, and make it personal? There are many reasons why people rent a server from a remote provider; ranging from bandwidth availability, dedicated support, or even to eliminate any latency advantages between player and host.
The ultimate goal of this project is to allow Minecraft: Bedrock Edition users to join Minecraft: Java Edition servers as seamlessly as possible to allow for true cross-platform. Currently, Geyser only supports the latest version of Minecraft Java Edition, so please make sure that you are running the latest version. If you don't know how to install plugins you should read this article first: Install plugins. We currently only allow downloading the latest Geyser version.
Managing your own Minecraft server is a wonderful experience, whether you want to play with your friends or wish to build your own community of creative enthusiasts. In order to run a larger server smoothly, you need the resources to do it. In general, the more RAM you have for your server, the more people will be able to play at the same time. If there are too many people for a server to handle, you can begin to experience lagging issues that can affect playing the game. Furthermore, more RAM allows you to install more plugins on your server, which also takes a toll on your server speed.