Published: Monday, 16 August 2021 22:21
Compare Minecraft server hosting vendors' price, features, performance and support to choose the one that's best for your sandbox gaming needs. Hostinger
- Minecraft server hosting starting at $9 a month
One of our top web hosting provider picks, Hostinger offers five different Minecraft server hosting plans. All of its plans include mod support, full root access, DDoS protection, free MySQL, automatic off-site backups and 99.99% uptime. The differences in pricing are due to different RAM and vCPU hardware options, starting at 2 GB RAM and 2 vCPU Hardware for $9 a month and rising to 8 GB RAM and 8 vCPU Hardware for $30 a month.
Hostinger is based in Lithuania, so it does not have a BBB page (that organization only focuses on US-based businesses). However, it does have a TrustPilot rating of 4.4 out of 5 with more than 2,000 reviews.See at Hostinger
- Minecraft server hosting starting at $8 a month
MCProHosting offers nine Minecraft server hosting plans, ranging from $8 a month for 1 GB RAM and 25 player slots to $100 a month for 32 GB RAM and unlimited slots. Every plan includes unlimited storage space, worldwide server locations and DDoS protection. You'll also find six plan options for server hosting for Minecraft: Bedrock edition, running from $1.49 a month for 10 slots to $15 a month for unlimited slots.
A big benefit of MCProHosting: You can try out six of its Java and Bedrock plans free for seven days.
MCProHosting has an A- rating from the BBB, and a TrustPilot rating of 4.8 out of 5 with more than 5,000 reviews.See at MCProHosting
- Minecraft server hosting starting at $2.50 a month
Shockbyte is a game server provider, offering 12 different Minecraft server hosting plan options, along with the ability to design a custom plan. Options range from $2.50 a month for 1 GB RAM and 20 slots (the number of spaces on a game server available to players) to $40 a month for 16 GB RAM and unlimited slots. All plans include 100% uptime, DDoS protection, instant setup and a free subdomain name.
Shockbyte is based in Australia, so it does not have a BBB page. However, it does have a TrustPilot rating of 4.4 out of 5 with more than 3,000 reviews.See at Shockbyte
- Minecraft server hosting starting at $3 a month
GGServers offers eight different Minecraft server hosting plans, each of which come with the option for standard or premium (which doubles the price).
Standard plans offer DDR4 2133 MHz RAM, 3.2-4 GHz CPU, and 400 MB/s r/w SSD. It also costs an extra $2 a month to add on a MySQL database, or unlimited slots. You don't get access to all nine server locations, either. Premium plans offer DDR4 2400 MHz RAM, 4.4-5 GHz CPU, 2500+ MB/s r/w SSD, and include the MySQL database, unlimited slots and all nine server locations worldwide. Both plan types include a free subdomain, DDoS protection and instant activation. Standard plans range from $3 a month for 1024 MB RAM and 12 player slots standard (or $6 a month premium) to $36 a month for 12288 MB RAM standard (or $72 a month premium).
GGServers is based in Canada and does not have a BBB page. However, it does have a TrustPilot rating of 4.5 out of 5 with more than 2,000 reviews.See at GGServers
- Minecraft server hosting starting at $0 a month
There are also nine paid plan options ranging from $2.50 a month for 768 MB RAM, 3.4 GHz CPU, 10 GB SSD storage, 10 player slots and unlimited servers to $96 a month for 32 GB RAM, 8x3.4 GHz CPU, 320 GB SSD storage, 600 player slots and unlimited servers. You'll also find Minecraft Bedrock Edition server hosting options, ranging from $5 a month for 30 players to $96 a month for 300 players. All Minecraft and Minecraft Pocket Edition plans include multiple servers, backup, DDoS support, and free web hosting, domain and MySQL.
ScalaCube is based in Estonia and does not have a BBB page. However, it does have a TrustPilot rating of 4.2 out of 5 with more than 1,000 reviews.See at ScalaCube
Other unofficial Minecraft hosting options to consider
The following Minecraft server hosts have slightly lower or fewer TrustPilot and/or BBB ratings than the ones above.
Another of our top web hosting site picks, Hostwinds also offers Minecraft server hosting starting at $5 a month. It has an A rating from the BBB and is BBB Accredited, and its TrustPilot rating is 4.0 out of 5, though it has fewer than 500 reviews.See all Hostwinds plans
BisectHosting offers 20 different plans, each with an option for a budget or premium package. Budget packages start at $3 a month for 1,024 MB RAM, unlimited NVMe SSD and up to 12 slots, and go up to $95.68 a month for 32,768 MB RAM and 150 slots. Premium plans range from $8 a month to $159.68 a month, with the same amounts of RAM as their budget counterparts but with more locations, and free daily backups, modpack updates, sponge installation, dedicated IP address and unlimited slots. BisectHosting has a C+ rating from the BBB. However, it also has a TrustPilot rating of 4.6 out of 5 with more than 2,000 reviews.See all BisectHosting plans
Apex Hosting offers Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition servers starting at $4.49 a month. It also includes a seven-day money-back guarantee. Apex Hosting has an A+ rating from the BBB, and its TrustPilot Rating is 4.6 out of 5, though it has fewer than 500 reviews.See all Apex Hosting plans
Nodecraft also offers Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition server hosting, starting at $6.49 a month. Nodecraft has a D+ rating from the BBB but a 4.2 out of 5 TrustPilot rating, though it has fewer than 1,000 reviews.See all Nodecraft plans
Sparked Host offers game and cloud hosting, with 13 different Minecraft server hosting plan options, starting at $1.50 a month. Though it's based in the US, Sparked Host does not appear to have a BBB page. It does have a TrustPilot rating of 4.6 out of 5, but with fewer than 1,000 reviews.See all Sparked Host plans
PebbleHost is home to both Minecraft and other gaming and dedicated servers. It offers budget, premium or extreme plans depending on your needs, starting at $4 a month. PebbleHost is based in the UK and does not have a BBB page, but it has a TrustPilot rating of 4.3 out of 5, though with fewer than 1,000 reviews.See all PebbleHost plans
RAMShard offers nine Minecraft server hosting plans, starting at $3 a month. It has an A+ BBB rating and is BBB accredited, and has a TrustPilot rating of 4.7 out of 5, though with fewer than 1,000 reviews.See all RAMShard plans
CNET's Dawnthea Price Lisco contributed to this report.
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