Honestly, you're really going to struggle to run anything for more than a couple of people, and once you've done a decent bit of exploring and building it's going to become unplayable unless you've really opted for a reasonably huge amount of RAM - and then you're looking at quite an expensive VPS for the purposes of running one game.  I ran a server for a handful of people for quite some time on a Bitfolk VPS, and it was painful enough to convince us to fork out a little bit for a Multiplay server instead.  The game is just far too resource-hungry to warrant running on the sort of VPS setup that's likely to be affordable - you're much better off getting something that's far less flexible but far more geared towards the purpose.

That's not to belittle Andy's VPS options - it's just the wrong hardware for the job.  A decent Minecraft server has very specific hardware requirements, whereas with a VPS you're paying for flexibility rather than power, and paying for both quickly becomes prohibitive.

Hope that helps a bit,


On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Matt Molyneaux <moggers87@googlemail.com> wrote:
On Sat, 2011-09-03 at 23:51 +0100, Daniel Case wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Does anyone have a Minecraft server running on there VPS? I am
> thinking about running one on a Bitfolk VPS but I am not sure how
> successful it will be, also let me know how much memory you have if
> you can :)
> Thank you,
> Daniel
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Really, unless it's just you and a friend with only a handful of chunks
loaded you'll probably want 1GB of RAM and no other services running on
the server.

I ran a server just to test it out, and it was eating up ~300MB in
memory. That was just me, a house, a cow and two creepers :P

Hope that's helpful,

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