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Is it possible to host a minecraft server on my website's server? If so,could someone explain how to do that?

asked Aug 04 '12 at 13:32

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How much dedicated RAM does your server have and how many players will be on the sever at once?

(Aug 04 '12 at 13:37) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

Currently I'm not sure how much RAM we'd have, or how many people we would be able to support.

(Aug 04 '12 at 14:35) ck263 ck263's gravatar image

See there's a problem. You really need to know how much dedicated RAM you have since minecraft servers need quite a lot of it. I'm using a dedicated Minecraft Server with 1GB of RAM and that's just about enough to support me and my friend playing.

(Aug 04 '12 at 15:08) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

I'm assuming that a Hamachi server wouldn't work?

(Aug 05 '12 at 00:56) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

No, a Hamachi server wouldn't work.

(Aug 05 '12 at 01:49) ck263 ck263's gravatar image

How do people create a server with Hamachi if it doesn't work? I tried it with Terraria, and it worked fine.

(Aug 05 '12 at 01:56) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Hamachi servers do work. But it'd be hosted locally not on his websites server like he wants.

(Aug 07 '12 at 23:02) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

Oh okay. Well, try a gaming server company like this: http://www.hostedgameservers.com/game_server/minecraft, and direct your host to your website.

(Aug 09 '12 at 00:27) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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THere's that like Mattophobis is mentioning. is the server locally to your network as well?? There are some instructions on how to do that from minecraft.net as well to do so if you want to create one either under linux or a windows machine.

answered Aug 04 '12 at 13:55

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I know how to create a locally hosted server on Windows, and I've done it before, but we want to create a Minecraft server along with my website, and I'm not sure how to do that.

(Aug 04 '12 at 14:34) ck263 ck263's gravatar image

This post could potentially be related to your question =)

answered Aug 04 '12 at 14:19

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If your buying the Server from a Company (i.e. Hosting24.com) or using Free Hosting (i.e. 3owl.com) then no. If you are hosting your website from your Computer it is possible.

(Microsoft Windows Directions)

  1. Make a Folder somewhere called "server" or something along those lines
  2. Download the Server Software
  3. Run it in the folder
  4. Edit the "server.properties" file to you liking (It is auto made in the folder when you run the server software)


If your on MacOS X or Linux, go to http://www.minecraft.net/download for instructions.

answered Aug 04 '12 at 21:56

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On a website server? No you are not able to run a Minecraft server. A Minecraft server requires an SSH connection or a Minecraft server control pannel in order to start the server, which no pure website host provides to my knowledge. If you do have SSH acces then you should figgure out how much RAM you can put on your Minecraft server while not affecting your website(s) (note tht the Minecraft server doesn't automatically take up all allocated RAM when it starts but only when it needs when it needs it).

Currently I host two servers for a couple of friends of mine, one isn't used that much anymore and only has 1 gig of RAM, the other has 6gigs (server has 8 gig total) and support 7 players without any problem. This all while hosting my website (10-15 views per week) with no problem (duh..). I am my own host since I've took an old iMac and converted it into a server (not an available option to most people).

answered Aug 04 '12 at 21:57

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There are Websites that provide VPS's for Minecraft Servers and other Gaming Servers. And Most Web Hosts do offer a SSH Console.

(Aug 04 '12 at 22:05) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

if you are using windows, you need to use a batch file to start the server with additional memory.

for my server, the command I use is "C:Program FilesJavajre7binjavaw.exe" -Xmx1024m -Xms1024m -jar "Minecraft_Server.exe"

This sets it to use 1GB of RAM

PS with 1GB of RAM, you can easily run a 200+ person server with no issue.

just make sure you run it in it's own folder as it will create a bunch of files.

PS I recommend increasing the max build height (will make it easier to build tall buildings and a really tall beacon if the main base is lot close to the spawn point)

answered Aug 04 '12 at 23:58

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"PS with 1GB of RAM, you can easily run a 200+ person server with no issue."

And then you woke up. :)

(Aug 05 '12 at 00:50) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

I currently play on a server that is set to 1GB and has a max player limit of 200 and regularly has around 180 players and it has no lag.

minecraft servers are CPU heavy and not memory heavy. All the server has to do is keep track since it is set to have a limited amount of time too track all actions and if it fails to then you get an error message that says the server cant keep up.

most people allocate only 1GB to their minecraft server, and believe me, it is unlikely that you will ever use the full 1GB

(Aug 05 '12 at 04:04) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image
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