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Minecraft Server RAM Calculator

Last modified on Nov 26, 2019 in general

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Overview

When you are trying to determine which Minecraft server hosting package to purchase, you may not know which package is right for you. The only difference between the packages is the amount of RAM available. Ram 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. The world size, player amount, type of plugins or mods will affect the amount of ram you will need on your server.

If you choose a plan that does not have enough ram or has too much allocated, you can upgrade or downgrade your plan at anytime!

Plans Description

  • 1GB – This is the recommended plan for basic small vanilla servers. The best choice for a small group of friends or family.
  • 2GB – A fantastic plan if you are also planning to add some base plugins or mods and increase your player base on your server.
  • 3GB – Use this plan if you are planning to install medium-sized modpacks or plugin packs. This is suggested for up to 25 mods or plugins.
  • 4GB – This plan includes all of the most known modpacks available. For modpacks up to 35-40 mods or plugins, this is the best choice for you.
  • 5-12GB – These packs are able to support over 40 mods or plugins. These are only suggested if you are planning to start a big community. The bigger it is, the more RAM you should get.
  • 16GB – For very large communities and extreme modpacks or plugins, this is the plan you are looking for. Make sure you know what you are doing before picking this plan.

Ram Player Slots* World Size* Plugin/Mods*
1GB Up to 5 Up to 5GB 0
2GB Up to 10 Up to 8GB Up to 10
3GB Up to 15 Up to 10GB Up to 25
4GB Up to 25 Up to 15GB Up to 40
5GB Up to 30 Up to 20GB Up to 45
6GB Up to 40 Up to 30GB Up to 50
7GB Up to 60 Up to 40GB 50+
8GB Up to 90 Up to 60GB 50+
9GB Up to 150 Up to 70GB 50+
10GB 150+ Up to 100GB 50+
12GB 150+ Up to 150GB 50+
16GB 150+ 150+ GB 50+

*We do not restrict Player Slots, World Size, or Plugins/Mods. The chart above is only what we recommend.

How to upgrade/downgrade RAM

  1. Towards the top of the site, click the billing area and log in.
  2. In the top menu select services and click on the server you would like to upgrade.
  3. To the left of the page, click on Upgrade/Downgrade
  4. You are going to see a list of all of the available.
  5. Locate the one plan that you would like to upgrade/downgrade and press Choose Product.

Conclusion

Knowing what server plan to choose is the first step in creating a server. You may want to open a server for family and friends or create a public server with dreams of growing famous. Ram is one of the key aspects of running a server. If you don’t have enough ram, you won’t be able to run the server without lag. Luckily with Apex, you can downgrade and upgrade your ram at any time to ensure you get the correct balance.