A Minecraft server is either a player-run or gamer-run server for the popular 2020 multi-player computer game. In that context, the word “server” often refers to a collection of attached servers, instead of a single machine. These servers act as virtual hosts for games or applications which are hosted by their owners on a piece of hardware, such as a personal computer. They may be operated with or without a central server and can span any size geographical area.
There are several distinct types of servers. One of them is the Creative or “admin” servers. In this kind of server, the entire operation is controlled by its owner, who has the ability to create, modify and destroy worlds, edit existing worlds and perform basic functions related to the server’s functionality. However, there is an emphasis on functionality over anything aesthetic in these servers.
There are also Hardcore or “Death” servers, which actively provide griefing activities for other players. The distinction between a Hardcore server and a Hardcore player-managed server is based on the way the server controls griefing attempts. Although players can still use cheat codes, the server administrator has total power over the way that these are used, including who can grief and how.
There are also servers which are categorized according to the availability of content. The best servers are designed so that people can play with different kinds of content provided by the developer, ensuring there is always something for every player. This means that some people enjoy the Creative type of server, while others want to play survival or adventure worlds where they must do a lot of exploring.
Minecraft servers can be divided according to their operating system. Those designed for Windows operating systems are known as “client-server” models. They feature dedicated game servers and clients for processing game data and communicating with other players. A variety of modpacks are supported, allowing users to get involved in crafting, building and more. The best servers are able to provide a good experience whether the user is online or offline.
There are also “official” Mineo servers. These are developed by the game’s developer, not by any of the modders. Official Mineo servers work very well with all versions of the game, but they are not as good in terms of performance and stability as those provided by modders. This is because the official server uses the most recent game version, while most modded servers use older versions.