How To Make a Minecraft Server

Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to create a Minecraft Server. Having your own minecraft server allows you to set the rules, and play with all of your friends. There are many different types of minecraft servers, including hamachi servers, port forwarded servers, and hosted servers. This guide will help you choose which option is best for your needs and will teach you how to make your minecraft server through a step by step easy to follow process. Whether you intend to just play a custom map on a private server with your friends or be the next minecraft server giant, this guide will help you.

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1. Local or Hosted?

The first step in making a minecraft server is deciding whether your server will be local or hosted on a paid server. "Local" means that the server is ran on your own computer. "Hosted" means that the server is hosted with a hosting company, usually with a monthly charge.

Why Choose Local?
The best thing about a local server is that it is completely free! They are perfect for playing vanilla minecraft or custom maps with friends. Depending on your computer's power, a local server can hold about 2-8 players before crashing or hitting some major lag. Choose a local server if you are looking for a casual server to play with your friends on occasion and do not need your server to be 24/7.

Why Choose Hosted?
Paying for a hosted minecraft server allows you to have a 24/7 server that can hold any number of players (depending on how much you pay). Choose a hosted server if you want to install complex plugins, hold a large number of players, or potentially make some money from your server!