Minecraft – that’s all my 7 year old nephew talks about. We purchased him the XBox One version for his birthday, before realizing that we could create our own private Minecraft server using Jelastic, a simple manifest and a Docker Container
So what is Minecraft? Apparently it’s “COOL”, incredibly popular (for all ages) with more than 100 millions user around the world. Minecraft offers a massive variety of maps, mods and extensions in an endless virtual custom world.
In order to set up our own server, we used a pre-configured JPS package, that deploys your private Minecraft server to Jelastic Cloud – in no time. In addition, we will show you how to establish a connection to your private server via a Minecraft game client.
Benefits of Running your own Minecraft Server
By creating your own Minecraft server, you can ensure that you won’t be sharing a JVM, CPU or any other resources. There are no limitations with regard to the disc size, bandwidth and RAM and you can manage the mods and plugins for your server. If you’re sharing resources, as with any shared environment, your Minecraft instance can be crippled, based on load spikes and the number of users online. By creating your own server, it allows for an increased number of player slots, which means that you can grow and promote a larger community – which you have full control over. You are the master architect of your Minecraft server. And you can access it anytime.
And, deployed to Jelastic – it’s blazingly FAST and you only pay for the resources consumed.
So let’s get started. This should take less than 10 minutes. Read More