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I want to figure out where lost lag is coming from on my public server. What Plugins are causeing this lag? What Settings Can I Change To Reduce Lag?

  • My Processor is a old Intel Pentium 1 Core 2.2GHz

  • Ram is 2GB DDR3

  • Plugins

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asked Nov 17 '12 at 17:36

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How fast is your internet? How many people are on the server when it lags?

Also, it is kinda a slow computer... Try running it on a better computer and seeing if the speed improves.

answered Nov 18 '12 at 00:52

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CPU is a little meh to be running a server off of. Granted I don't know how many people you're trying to run at once.

Otherwise look through plugins, remove those that do the same thing as one another, for example, you have NoRain & WorldGuard. WorldGuard can block rain globally (on all worlds) or on just the ones you specify by switching a "false" to a "true" in its config.yml file.

Also remove those which aren't absolutely necessary to the type of server you're running. The specs you list don't have a lot of power to spare.

Otherwise, maybe lower the player count a little.

answered Nov 18 '12 at 01:38

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Because is a bad computer, I run with 10 people max, it lags at about 6 people

answered Nov 18 '12 at 07:52

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Delete any plugins that you do not need. Also try running only one world, multiple worlds can really lag a computer.

(Nov 18 '12 at 17:59) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

I used to run my own server on my old pc. It was ok but i felt that i spent more time looking after it and fixing problems than actually having fun!

I ended up paying for a server. They're cheap, if you have the money try Multiplay servers. It's something like £6 a month and there's not much looking after that you need to do. That's what i'd do anyway. You can still have your plugins and stuff.

answered Nov 19 '12 at 12:50

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I think you listed the CPU model wrong.

If it is a P4 2.2GHz (cant be a P1), then you need to significantly reduce the view distance (server side so that it does not process AI info fur the default 10 blocks (which is pretty far)

Keep in mind that reducing the server view distance will cause problems with certain bukkit mods such as tekkit which adds electronics and power grids.

PS on pentium 4, 3GHz is the minimum before you start getting lag to a point where the cant keep up errors just stream nonstop.

A 2.6GHz core 2 duo can handle 30-40 person server if no mods are used, and a sandy bridge core i5 can handle a 200+ person server (if you allocate at least 3.5GB of RAM to the server)

You can slightly reduce lag by putting the server in offline mode (where it wont do account checks, but then it also means that anyone with the server IP can join and they can access anyone elses inventory if they use someone elses name)

If possible reduce the view distance of the server, then see if you can overclock the CPU.

answered Nov 20 '12 at 16:12

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