This article will help you choose on how much RAM you will need for your Minecraft server.


The amount of RAM you need for your Minecraft server depends on several factors, such as the number of players, the size of the world, and the plugins or mods you are using. In general, the more players you have and the more plugins or mods you use, the more RAM you will need.


Example on how much RAM you need for your Minecraft server:

  1. For a small server with 1-5 players and no plugins or mods, you can run the server with 2-4 GB of RAM.

  2. For a medium-sized server with 10-20 players and a few plugins or mods, you will need 4-8 GB of RAM.

  3. For a large server with 50+ players and many plugins or mods, you will need 8-16 GB of RAM or more.


It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and the actual amount of RAM you need may vary depending on your specific server configuration and gameplay style. You may need to experiment with different RAM settings to find the optimal balance between performance and stability.

Additionally, you can use tools like Spigot or Paper to optimise your server's performance and reduce the amount of RAM it requires. These tools can help you run your server more efficiently and minimise lag or other performance issues.

If you are still not sure, check out our guide on the WiseHosting homepage or just try out our servers, as you can upgrade/downgrade after your decision!


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