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When you are trying to determine which Minecraft server hosting package to purchase the largest question will be how much do I need to spend. The only difference between the packages is the amount of RAM available in each which is required by the server to run all of the software and support all of the connected players. The greater the RAM, the more you can do with your server. Each plugin and software package will require RAM to operate and reduce the amount of leftover RAM needed for each player to connect to the server and utilize the software to play your Minecraft game.
If you are just planning to install Vanilla Minecraft with no plugins or modifications to get your feet wet and an introduction to creating your own Minecraft server then the Air package for only $5 a month is a great place to start. This will allow you to build worlds that are only limited by your imagination. This hosting package is good enough for a majority of players who wish to just have a few friends building a world. This Air Package will only support Vanilla Minecraft and will not be able to run any modification packages or heavy plugins.
If you are looking to run a basic Bukkit server the start looking at 1GB of RAM and up depending on the amount of plugins that you will want to customize your server along with how many players you will be looking to have connected to your server simultaneously. If you will have over 20 players you should consider a larger package which is also a better value giving you the most RAM for your dollar for the Minecraft hosting account.
If you need a custom solution with advanced support and installation make sure to simply contact us and we can build anything required.