What is Minecraft?
6 cores / 12 threads - 3.8 GHz
8 cores / 16 threads - 3.9 GHz
Since its launch in 2011, Minecraft has become a true global phenomenon, and the bestselling PC game of all time, with editions for almost all major platforms (even a pocket edition!), and more than 100 million registered users all over the world. With a vibrant online community, and a wide range of unique add-ons and mini games – such as Pixelmon and Skywars – there are more ways to play Minecraft than ever before. Seamless, responsive gameplay is now the industry standard, which all hosting providers offering private servers for Minecraft players (be they physical or virtual) are expected to deliver
Fully dedicated resources for maximum control
Your own bare-metal sandbox
With your own Minecraft server, 100% of the server’s resources and disk space is available to you, to allocate and rent out as game servers, with no need for a virtualisation layer.
You can optimise all elements of the games you host – such as Teamspeak, Livechat, Mumble and other popular VOIP systems – ensuring your end users enjoy the best experience possible, 24/7, wherever they are located.
With root access to your OVHcloud game server, you are free to configure your hosting environment in the way that best suits you and your customers and implement your favoured tools, including your choice of control panel (Multicraft, etc.). This provides you with the opportunity to build and develop professional-quality gaming environments from the ground up (just as your players build their unique Minecraft realms!), with new servers ready to deploy in our datacentres in as little as 120 seconds.
Online games, including Minecraft, are common targets for DDoS attacks, which is why all OVHcloud Game servers are equipped with our anti-DDoS GAME protection to ensure your server is automatically protected in the event of any attack, so your end users don’t experience any interruptions to their gameplay.
OVHcloud anti-DDoS protection set the standard for our industry in 2016, when it withstood the largest DDoS attack on record, and is effective against all current types of volume-based, protocol, and application layer attacks.
Tip 1. Deliver a consistent service for Minecraft players around the world
OVHcloud's well-established global network means you can deploy your new Minecraft servers at any of our 30 datacentres. Let your customers know that you can offer server locations spanning four continents, to deliver first-class game hosting.
Tip 2. Only consider the best hardware
Our game servers feature the latest Intel hardware, a choice of SATA or NVMe discs at no additional cost, consumer-grade CPUs with excellent clock speed. They also come with 500GB of dedicated storage space as standard, for complete peace of mind. OVHcloud technical and commercial experts are on hand to guide you through the full range of server models, so you can make a fully informed decision about which one is best suited to helping you run a profitable reseller business.
Tip 3. Achieve the best possible price/performance ratio
Our game servers come with 1Gbps bandwidth as standard, and unlimited data volumes (except for our datacentres located in Asia Pacific), allowing you to offer fully consistent pricing to your customers, and effortlessly accommodate any peaks in traffic. With the highest level of performance for an affordable price, you will be perfectly placed to deliver the best Minecraft server hosting experience for your customers.
Using a multisite setup with OVHcloud dedicated servers
The right website and domain name, hosted on the right platform, is vital for any organisation – from startups to global leaders. However, things become more complicated if you’re looking to manage multiple websites (if you’re looking to create a site for each brand within your corporate umbrella, for example), but a multisite solution eliminates many of these concerns.
Server monitoring with dedicated servers
Monitoring is the practice of gathering metrics – such as latency, traffic and data – in order to understand the state of the individual servers, server clusters, applications and networks that make up your IT infrastructure. This involves both real-time server monitoring of any potential incidents, and analysing both short and long-term performance.