What is the best hosting plan for Minecraft? Let’s take a look
Option #1 – Best for Price + Features
Gameservers offers its customers instant activation, dedicated IP, a control panel, FTP access, optional FREE website and a 100% 5-day Refund guarantee if you are not satisfied! Servers range from 1-4 players, 256 MB RAM for $4.95/ mo, to 1-48 players 3072 MB RAM for $59.95/ mo. All instances come with Minecraft My Admin (McMyAdmin) installed and configurable daily backups.
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Here’s what is also included with each plan:
- MCMyAdmin – control panel
- Bukkit (pre-installed)
- one-click Plugin installation (Tekkit, ChestShop, Factions, and more)
- Daily backups
- plus… a Free Website with every account
So, you can see why we like Gameservers so much, great features, great price. :)
Locations for the Gameservers.com Minecraft servers are spread out across the world, so you are sure to find one close to you.
- USA (8 locations – L.A, San Jose, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, St.Louis, Atlanta, New York/New Jersey)
- Europe (Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands)
- South Africa.
Beastnode offers premium server hosting with plans ranging from the entry-level Chicken Plan $4.95/mo (256MB RAM) to the Ghast plan for $59.95 4096 RAM. Notable features include; instant setup, complete access to your own control panel to manage and monitor. Assuring users a 99.9% uptime, Beastnode provides its customers with MySQL support for pluggins, free web, voice and dedicated IP and solid state drives.
Available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, Orlando, FL, Phoenix, Arizona, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA and Paris, FR. Beastnode also offers a free premium copy of Buycraft to all server customers
Option #3 – Large Disk space
An EA Ranked Service provider,FragNET offers unlimited slots (players), world size, unrestricted pluggins, a disk space of 50Gb, as well as the option to upload your own world. FragNET also offers an Offline-mode option. Pricing is dependent upon your choice of RAM and ranges from 536Mb (1-12 Slots) $13.12 to 8Gb (1-150 Slots) for $157.39. FragNET machines use high end enterprise components. The Control panel feature allows you to install hmod/craftbukkit and additional pluggins with a simple mouse click. You also get free Mumble (voice server) up to 10 players.
Networks; Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cheltenham, UK, Frankfurt, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Ashburn US, Atlanta US, Buffalo US, Chicago US, Dallas US, New York City US, San Jose US, Seattle US.
Please note all prices are in Euros on their website, however we have converted it into US Dollars here for you. (1 EUR = 1.3 USD)
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*note, pricing discount available for Quarterly and Annual payments.
For example, if you paid for the Level 1 plan for a full year, it would only cost you $124.8 instead of $156! (Works out to $10.40 a month)
Option #4 – Value for Money option: Extra RAM and More Player Slots
The new kid on the block, CraftNode has been around for around 8 months but has raised the bar in terms of value for money. Take a look at their plans and prices, for example a a Premium Dirt Plan 18 player 512 MB RAM plan with Free Subdomain & Web hosting and Free Teamspeak Server, with their standard 24/7 support on all plans.
CraftNode offers unparalleled levels of support and customer satisfaction, as well as customisable servers and fully dedicated servers available on request.With very impressive hardware including:
- Special bandwidth and RAM upgrades
- Robust CPU performance
- Apache, PHP, Perl and MySQL pre-installed
- Unmetered 100mb/s Connections
Check them out you won’t be disappointed!
CraftNode hosting are best if you live in the US or Canada. Servers are based in Central US ensuring that people from all over the US as well as Canada get good pings.All with 10 GB Disk Space, here are some of the very affordable options;
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What we do
The main purpose of our site is to help our members find the right server plan that’s going to meet their specific needs, won’t cost them more than they need to pay, and also to guide you through from purchase, to set up of your hosting. It’s really a lot easier than you think!
Have a read of my article Hosting for My Minecraft Game – Easy Steps
After trying out many shared servers and dedicated server plans, we found these top ranking servers to be the very best of the best. They lived up to everything they promised and provided awesome support to our guys with no delays. Our team have done all the leg work for you, so all you have to do is decide which plan is right for you
We’ve also had an extensive look at the Dedicated server plans available right now and only included those that provided great service, and administrative features. Check out top picks available in The Best Dedicated Servers below.
Remaining Options… here is a variety of other shared hosting plans with smaller providers
If you can’t find what you’re looking for above then the following hosts also offer plans for Minecraft at good prices too, that might suit you better.
Redstone Host provides premium Minecraft server hosting at a budget price. Offering Full Root/FTP Access, a Dedicated IP – no typing ports, and RAMDisk Powered, Redstone Host offers a 48 hour money back guarantee to its customers. All servers run on custom-built Linux systems designed by Redstone Host.
Packages include Instant setup, Mc My Admin Enterprise Panel and 100Mbit/s Connection. Some most popular packages are;
- Redstone Tier package; recommended for 1-16 players, 840MB Dedicated RAM, 1460MB Burst, $12.95/month
- Redstone Gold Tier; recommended for 1-32 players, 1480MB Dedicated RAM, 2248MB Burst RAM,$18.95/month
- Redstone Diamond Tier; recommended for 1-64 players, 2248MB Dedicated RAM, 3572MB Burst RAM, $26.95/month.
Multi-Gigabit backbone co-location network guarantees consistent, high-end performance for even the highest of servers!
MossyCobble provides powerful hardware and high speed connections and supports all the well known mods and 100′s of pluggins. Customers have the ability to host multiple Minecraft servers with ultimate control and full access to overview and manage the servers.
All plans include regular backups, unlimited FTP access, 100mbps dedicated connection, database support and phpmyadmin, and offers low latency with a local server. Hard ware is based on high end Intel and AMD Dual Opterons all in RAID 10 Array.
Suggested hosting options include Shared Minecraft hosting for a small community from $14.99 or Power Minecraft Hosting suited for pro users and larger communities from $34.99. MossyCobble pricing generally ranges from $189.99 USD Monthly for 20GB to the Zombie, 750MB RAM for $14.99 USD Monthly.
Offering a 7-day money back guarantee, and a 99.9% uptime!Ask Chris. Got a question about a particular server on this site, how to set up your server or still have no idea which plan is best for you? We’re more than happy to help you! email us, click on ‘comments’ below.
- Learn more about Minecraft by visiting the Minecraft Wikipedia page
- We show you how to purchase and set up server hosting in 5 easy steps: Hosting for My Minecraft Game – Easy Steps
- If the price of server hosting is holding you back from making that final step to purchasing server hosting, then take a look at some of the cheaper options in our article Cheap Minecraft Server Hosting