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Developing a Minecraft Server is definitely one of the most challenging tasks when becoming a server owner. You may have joined other servers and have seen many cool features such as NPC’s, Factions, minigames, and more. However, the question is how can you set that up on your own personal server? There are many steps involved in creating a server including knowing what plugins you will need, knowing how to install the plugins, and knowing how to configure/use the plugins. As we know how difficult this can be, our Apex Hosting staff have developed a variety of different premade servers. These servers can be installed with one easy click and will be set up instantly and ready to play. They also do have many customization options that will allow you to configure it to fit your specific needs. Knowing how you can configure each of these and what features each of them have can be a bit difficult. This is why we have a full knowledgebase of useful information on our 20+ gametypes.

How To Start a Quake Server – Blog

How To Start a Quake Server

Setup Time: 5 – 10 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 2 – 30 Playing minigames is one of the most exciting parts of Minecraft. It’s likely that you have played on a server such as Hypixel where you have experienced a variety of these...
Minecraft Plugins Quickstart Server – Blog

Minecraft Plugins Quickstart Server

When deciding to host a server, selecting plugins is often time-consuming and can be difficult to configure. When this situation arises, the desire for having an easy installation for basic plugins may occur. Introducing the Plugins Quickstart gametype,...
Minecraft Quickstart – Blog

Minecraft Quickstart

The new Minecraft update brings so many different pieces of content to explore in the game. This includes new mobs, new ores, and even new biomes! With so many new additions to the game you may want to start a new survival world. Starting a new survival...
Start a Build Battle Server – Blog

Start a Build Battle Server

Despite the name focusing on mining and crafting, building is a massive part of the Minecraft gameplay loop. Whether you’re building houses, scaffolding, or even decorating a cave, focusing on builds is vital to a subset of players. With so much interest a...
Start a Capture The Flag Server – Blog

Start a Capture The Flag Server

Setup Time: 5 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 2+ It is likely if you play on some of the biggest Minecraft Servers, you have had a chance to check out the Capture the Flag minigame. This traditional outdoor game is a fierce battle where two teams...
Start a Caveblock Minecraft Server – Blog

Start a Caveblock Minecraft Server

As you play vanilla Minecraft, mining is a massive part of the experience to obtain necessary ores and advance your arsenal of tools. Over time, players may desire more of a challenge revolving around caves, such as trying to survive entirely underground....
Start a Creative Server – Blog

Start a Creative Server

Setup Time: 5 – 10 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 1 – ∞ The creative game mode has obviously been around for ages, since Beta 1.8 when Mojang FINALLY gave in and gave Minecraft players a way to infinitely create without mods or hacks o...
Start a Hunger Games Minecraft Server – Blog

Start a Hunger Games Minecraft Server

Setup Time: 5 – 10 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 2 – 30   Playing minigames is just one of the great ways to enjoy Minecraft. Many Minecraft players have played on popular servers such as Hypixel & experienced a variety of minigames. As ...
Start A Kit PvP Server – Blog

Start A Kit PvP Server

Setup Time: 10 – 15 Mins Setup Difficulty: Intermediate Players: 2+   Kit PVP is a server variation that specializes in PVP (Player vs Player). The players must choose from a pre-set category of kits, each with their own unique items. They use t...
Start a Minecraft Bedwars Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft Bedwars Server

As you play on a Minecraft server, beds can be a saving grace, allowing you to respawn at a familiar location instead of somewhere unknown. With this in mind, the concept of Player vs Player and beds were combined into the Bedwars Gametype. This twist...
Start a Minecraft Boost Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft Boost Server

When playing vanilla Minecraft, maneuvering around the world and PvP is a large part of the experience. After some time though, players may want to expand their gameplay into different game modes. Introducing the Apex Boost Premade server, an indirect...
Start A Minecraft Factions Server – Blog

Start A Minecraft Factions Server

Factions. One of the first and most popular gamemodes seen in Minecraft Servers. With this awesome gametype, you can join friends, build a powerful base, raid your enemies, and strive to become the most powerful faction in the server. Have you ever wanted...
Start a Minecraft Hardcore Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft Hardcore Server

Setup Time: 5 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 1+ Normal Minecraft survival has been around since day one, so we have decided its time to make it harder and more interesting. This pack has everything from Custom textures to Custom crafting. There...
Start a Minecraft Parkour Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft Parkour Server

Setup Time: 5 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 2+ When playing Vanilla Minecraft, maneuvering across the world is essential for survival. In order to further advance the concept of maneuvering in difficult spaces, players created the parkour minigame....
Start a Minecraft Prison Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft Prison Server

Setup Time: 10 – 15 Mins Setup Difficulty: Intermediate Players: 1+ The Prison Game type is meant to emulate the popular prison servers that thousands of players play on each day in Minecraft. Essentially, when you begin you will spawn into the...
Start A Minecraft Skyblock Server – Blog

Start A Minecraft Skyblock Server

This mode is the classic fan favorite Skyblock, but with an optional twist. Acid Island is an addon that brings a new way to play and a new kind of challenge. Play in an ocean of acid with occasional acid rain. Many options and settings are configurable...
Start a Minecraft SkyGrid Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft SkyGrid Server

Setup Time: 5 – 10 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 1+ Everybody gets sick and tired of vanilla Minecraft eventually. What is there to do after you’ve beaten the ender dragon a thousand times? Well, Skygrid is certainly an option! Skygrid i...
Start a Minecraft TNT Run Server – Blog

Start a Minecraft TNT Run Server

Minigames are a beautiful thing. If you’re part of a group that isn’t too interested in spending dozens of hours working on yet another survival world, you should consider playing minigames. Bite-sized gametypes offer tons of fun in the form of smaller, les...
Start a Murder Mystery Minecraft Server – Blog

Start a Murder Mystery Minecraft Server

Whether you play on a Minecraft server or simply have some sneaky friends, being weary of others can be beneficial for your base and items. With this concept in mind, the Murder Mystery minigame was created, which has players fight for survival with distrust...
Start a Paintball Server – Blog

Start a Paintball Server

  Setup Time: 5 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 1+   Sometimes, survival is just too time consuming to fully enjoy, or you might not have a ton of time on your hands. Minigames are a great, fast paced way to have fun with your friends....
Start a Preset Minecraft Lobby Server – Blog

Start a Preset Minecraft Lobby Server

When playing on any large Minecraft server, the lobby is often an integral part of the experience. Depending on the aesthetics, functionality, and possible rewards within a lobby, it can make or break your choice to remain on a server and play it. With...
Start A Skywars Server – Blog

Start A Skywars Server

When playing vanilla Minecraft, players need to hone their skills with the blade in order to take on the dangers that lurk around every corner. In order to develop these skills further, PvP game modes became popular, each with a different twist. Introducing...
Start a UHC Server – Blog

Start a UHC Server

Setup Time: 10 – 15 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Players: 2 – 200   UHC is a gamemode where you and your team are teleported randomly into the map. With all other players. You are given a set time to prepare (usually 10 –...
Start an MCMMO Server – Blog

Start an MCMMO Server

Setup Time: 5 – 10 Mins Setup Difficulty: Easy Players: 1+ MCMMO is a plugin that has been around for ages. It’s common on many survival type server as a sort of enhancement for the base game of Minecraft. It adds in a ton of new skills that players c...
Start Minecraft 'The Walls' Server – Blog

Start Minecraft 'The Walls' Server

When playing vanilla Minecraft, collecting resources is an integral part of gameplay, especially when first participating in a world. After some time, players may wish to expand these skills even further to challenge other players. Introducing The Walls,...
Start The Bridge Server in Minecraft – Blog

Start The Bridge Server in Minecraft

As you play vanilla Minecraft, learning to maneuver and fight in tight spaces is a skill that any survival player will need to learn. Over time, players desired a way to further hone these skills and participate in a player vs player battle. Introducing...