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Cost To Run A Server

1 emerald 14 replies 4,105 views | started 08/02/2013 10:46 pm by TheGamesNetwork100
Hi, I have always wanted to run a minecraft server but have never been to good at it, I came across the idea to run a 24/7 server which will obviously attract players worldwide. If someone could tell me how much it would cost to run a 24/7 server with 1-10 slots for 1 month please reply soon and also how many gb of internet usage it would take-up. Please Reply. If someone can help me then I will give free V.I.P rank on my server IF it becomes successful. Thanks
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TheGamesNetwork100
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08/03/2013 1:12 am
Level 4 Apprentice Network
Wilberforce
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First of all, I wouldn't recommend using your PC to host, not if you're planning to promote it publicly or keep it up 24/7. I run my own host and my server machine is an older Dell Dimension desktop. I'll get to the hardware and OS later. First you need to check how well your internet can host. Follow this link to find out:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/before-you-make-server-t6544.html
Your internet bill and power are the ONLY upfront costs. I also have a free Enjin website for my server that serves my needs quite well. See it here:
http://williamwallis.enjin.com
Next check out this link for the BEST Minecraft server private hosting OS that exists:
http://minecraft.codeemo.com/
Setting this all up can be tricky but when you have the OS installed (will also work on a VM), it only runs about 50mb and the rest is for Minecraft! The support and wiki are also very helpful.

My server specs:
Dell Dimension 4600 desktop
Intel P4 3.4Ghz 1024KB L2
2Gb pc3200 400mhz RAM
Pretty slow IDE HDD is annoying XD
I run 10 slots.

BTW check out my server, the post is here:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/idailycraft-com-survival-only-slots-t289211.html
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08/02/2013 11:37 pm
Level 20 Expert Taco
Pease_Xpress
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pytohost.com is really cheap and seems to be good!
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08/02/2013 11:39 pm
Level 15 Journeyman Explorer
ChaosExpert
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He isn't looking for a host...
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08/02/2013 11:26 pm
Level 1 New Warrior
Ultimatum PVP 2013
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If you are really looking for a cheap hosted MC server for you to have on your own computer the price would depend on if you ISP charges you for the amount of bandwidth or amount of GB transfer between each player. So the costs in the long run would be dependent on your Internet Service Provider.
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08/02/2013 11:16 pm
Level 34 Artisan Lava Rider
jman5000555
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it's free if you just want to download it from mojang and run it from your computer.
(does not include stress from having to portforward, and the strain it puts on your computer)
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08/02/2013 11:22 pm
Level 1 New Warrior
Ultimatum PVP 2013
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LOL nothing is free.
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08/02/2013 11:23 pm
Level 15 Journeyman Explorer
ChaosExpert
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Server Download - Free
Start/Stop Server - Free
Everything Else - Not Free
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08/02/2013 11:15 pm
Level 15 Journeyman Explorer
ChaosExpert
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Mmk than

If you do plan on making it 24/7 by keeping your pc on for a month, your usage rates will probably go through the roof. As for the cost. Unknown
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08/02/2013 11:12 pm
Level 2 Apprentice Miner
TheGamesNetwork100
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Someone Please Reply
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08/02/2013 10:58 pm
Level 2 Apprentice Miner
TheGamesNetwork100
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Dude I said run a server on my own computer thats why i asked how much internet usage. And the cost. I want to run it on my OWN computer.
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08/02/2013 10:47 pm
Level 15 Journeyman Explorer
ChaosExpert
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Depends on what host you would like.
Some price by:
-Players
-RAM

Suggested Hosts:
Mcprohosting
Beastnode
Treepuncher

But really I'd just do with McProhosting
http://mcprohosting.com/index.php

For a Dirt Plan its only $6 and includes:
768 MB of RAM
1-18 Players
Bukkit

Edit: Oh and for GB usage, it shouldn't really have any since its on one of their servers (An actual machine type of server), so all data goes through there.

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