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Can you play Minecraft on a VPS?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 3:04 pm

Minecraft players have long been asking if they can play the game on a virtual private server (VPS). The answer is yes, depending on the specific VPS provider and their configuration.

Minecraft runs best on servers with very low latency. In order to achieve low latency, Minecraft servers typically use a clustered architecture with a high number of servers.

This allows the game to communicate with each other quickly, minimizing the lag experienced by players.

PRO TIP: No, you cannot play Minecraft on a VPS. A VPS is not a gaming platform and does not have the necessary capabilities to run Minecraft. If you try to play Minecraft on a VPS, you will likely experience significant lag and performance issues.

A VPS provider can also tailor their server to run Minecraft in a way that achieves low latency. For example, certain providers may use dedicated servers with low-latency network connections.

In other cases, the provider may use a cloud-based solution that allows the game to run on multiple servers across the globe with low latency.

Overall, it is possible to play Minecraft on a VPS. However, it may require some tweaking of the server settings to achieve the best performance.

Madison Geldart

Madison Geldart

Cloud infrastructure engineer and tech mess solver.