Minecraft Server Question

Posted August 5, 2015 5.6k views
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I am thinking about buying one of the digitalocean plans solely to host a Minecraft server.
I was just wondering which plan would be best for a server that has about 5-10 people online at once.
While I was doing research on this topic, I noticed that some people were experiencing crashes, lag spikes etc. If I were to purchase one of these plans, which one would be able to hold said amount of people without any of the problems listed above.

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I have set up several MC servers on droplets. This guide is great for getting a vanilla server up and running.

While it maybe possible to run a server for 5-10 users on a 512MB droplet I would recommend the 1GB droplet or larger for the best experience. You will likely want to set up a swap file and be sure to set the memory limits in the command you use to launch the server to a value that leaves enough remaining RAM for the OS.

by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers setting up a minecraft server on linux. In order to ensure exiting out of the droplet does not impact your server, this tutorial also provides instructions on how to go through the installation and start your server within screen. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu.