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Last modified on Jan 19, 2020 in general
So you’ve decided to set up a Minecraft server, but how much ram does a Minecraft server need? 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!
|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+|
*We do not restrict Player Slots, World Size, or Plugins/Mods. The chart above is only what we recommend.
How to upgrade/downgrade RAM
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.