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Minecraft Server question.

  • Posted February 9, 2015

I am currently looking to run a Minecraft server, and I am sure many people have asked about this before, but I will be very specific as to what I need:

I want a server that can hold ~15 (10-20, not sure) mods, with a peak of 10-20 (average 5-10) players at a time. I am curious which droplet would best suit my needs? I do know how to setup the server and run it through here, but my main concern is getting the right plan from the get-go.

Off the top of my head I would assume the $10 plan would be sufficient, but I want to make sure that I wouldn’t need the $20 one.

Additionally, I would want to host a TS server (again just for 5-10 people) + possibly a small website in the future.

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For this size server I would recommend the 2GB droplet. While it may be possible to run this on a 1GB droplet you would see the best performance on the larger size and doing some searching online shows that many places recommend 2GB of RAM for 20-40 players.

Whichever you select I would also recommend enabling swap on your droplet to prevent the server from crashing should your available memory be used up.

It’s hard to say precisely, having said that looking at the following page in the Minecraft fandom wiki - https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Server/Requirements/Dedicated

It suggests 4GB of RAM for about 15 people on the server. This does seem a little bit extreme. With that said, I’ll recommend getting a droplet with about 2 to 3 GB of RAM and upgrading it afterward if needed.

Additionally, don’t forget to add SWAP to your Droplet as well.

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