Old Minecraft Servers and a Player Server List Guide

What is Minecraft and why choose Minecraft Servers over singleplayer?

Minecraft remains a highly popular computer video game combining many features including survival horror, resource collecting, and construction. All of these actions occur in a virtual world. Minecraft servers allows access to the game for players on a remote server with additional choices affecting which servers remain accessible to players. Minecraft was only released in June 2010 yet the graphics remain extremely basic. However what sets Minecraft apart from other lack-lustre games is the highly interesting game play and customization. Choosing the correct server from the server list guide will ensure your playing time equals the attention this game truly deserves.

The virtual world featured in Minecraft consists of a world of basic cubes depicting a landscape presenting mountains, trees, rivers, lakes and land. These cubes offer the player a chance to mine for different materials. However the player must create items from wood as a resource to enable him or her to mine.

Breaking away from the single player mode involves playing Minecraft on a choice of Minecraft Servers enabling you to play with other players through the wonder of the Internet.

Minecraft Servers Uptime, Popularity, Players the ultimate choice

Choosing a server based on its Uptime remains important. This indicates how long the server runs for (excluding downtime such as server resets, upgrades and even faults). The higher the number or percentage the longer you can play Minecraft. Popularity indicates how many people play on the server. Again the higher number the more interactivity occurs with greater paling experiences for new players. A figure against Players indicates the number of active players. Choosing Minecraft servers with few players (a dead server) offers a dull playing experience as well as a lonely time. Selecting a Minecraft server nearly full of players offers an increased game play experience.

Geographical location considerations for Minecraft Servers

Minecraft Servers also exist throughout the world so choosing a popular server from the server list guide, should focus on geographical area to an extent. Not only will you find no language barriers, you’ll also have less broadband issues to cope with. This is often referred to as “lag” a simple delay between the host server and your computer. The greater the lag the harder it is to play Minecraft.

Mincecraft hosting allows users to play the game as a multi-player experience. Such servers offer survival servers as well as other types of other Minecraft online servers to enhance gameplay.


[Uptime: 94.0% - Buxville (buxville.net:25565)
A substantial number of players on line makes this the number 1 Minecraft server in current operation.



[Uptime: 100.0% - Aurora (
A private server so you ned to register as a member before you can play on this server. Ranked as the 2nd best Minecraft server available. Has a low lag and a very high number of players.



[Uptime: 92.0% - Orcworm (orcworm.co.uk:25565)
A dedicated server with lots of additional RAM for smoother gameplay. Large number of players and on-line since Dec 2010 makes this an established choice when considering which Minecraft servers to join.

Location: GERMANY

Minecraft Addicts

[Uptime: 100.0% - Minecraft Addicts (server.minecraftaddicts.com)

An event packed website with full community support make tis a great choice from the myriad of Minecraft servers.

Location: CANADA

Other notable choices from other Minecraft Servers

Art of War
Haven Gaming

To Mod or not to Mod?

Choosing Minecraft servers that have not been “modded” (modified with additional expansion packs such as textures and Minecraft skins) allows for a greater vanilla experience when playing the game. However as you progress in the game you probably consider additional mods to increase your playing experience. Ensuring your server remains capable of running your installed mods means you be allowed to continue using the Minecraft servers you’ve already joined.

Community Spirit when playing Minecraft

As the game involves interaction with other players a sensible mature community helps support both new and old players alike. Playing the game in a friendly environment adds to the pleasure from spending time increasing your virtual world. The servers mentioned in this server list guide offer a mature audience for sensible players.

The Minecraft server list guide helps give you options when it comes to choosing the optimum game playing experience beyond the single player limitations of this fantastic game. Having over 800,000 downloads the community surrounding this game looks set to stay for many years. As “mods” help lift the game up the key game play aspect will help draw in new players. Choosing from the list of potential Minecraft severs remains an easy choice when looking at the available server mentioned in this Hub

Minecraft offers a host of servers to play the game in multiplayer mode.
Minecraft offers a host of servers to play the game in multiplayer mode.

Minecraft Servers List an afterthought for Survival Gaming

One of the best sites for Minecraft Servers I have found recently is:


This brilliant Minecraft site allows players to see which server ranks top, as well as giving specific locations which can help reduce lag whilst playing Minecraft. The servers are linked by what specific type of gameplay they offer whether Survival, Creative, or Classic.

Each Minecraft Server link offers a comprehensive list of the serves requirements as well as limitations making it easy to avoid Whitelisting if you so require. Server IP/Port addresses as well as an indication of server uptime give the Minecraft player a wealth of information to choose from.

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GoingOnline 5 years ago

I discovered the game about 2 days ago, and it's really awesome. Using our own server to play though, but may take a look at the ones on your list since they seem nice.

Thanks for writing!

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks for the feedback!

I am considering playing Minecraft as the aspects of game play sounds really amazing. I will try the single player first and then go from there. Once I have got a taste I will try the Minecraft servers I mentioned

Thanks again


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GoingOnline 5 years ago

Beware. It's addictive. Addictive as a bad thing. Though I think it's nicer with nicer textures than the default ones :)

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks I will look at doing a hub on Minecraft texture packs at a later point. If the game's addictive I may well not try it as I will lose too much writing time :)

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Web World Watcher 5 years ago

wow. i'd never heard of minecraft until I stumbled upon your hub. Very interesting looking. Like a less diluted final fantasy

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks Web World Watcher, the game play is suppose to be amazing in Minecraft so its worth a try, I heard it's very addictive too! Thanks for commenting on my Hub all the best John

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rorshak sobchak 5 years ago

Great hub! I am a video game fanatic and you have created a very exciting hub! Keep up the great work!

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thank you Rorshak Sobchak! I am pleased you liked the Hub about Minecraft Hosting - I am running some more hubs now primarily on mods and skins for his highly addictive yet amazing video game! thanks for reading and your comment - John

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scottie g 5 years ago

My son really loves minecraft. I showed him your hub and he enjoyed it. Thanks

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CapitolLights 5 years ago

I found that setting up your own secure LAN serve or a secure server and playing with friends is better since you can talk to them in real life, and can communicate ideas better, and you wont have to worry about "trolls" or "griefers"

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The Ghostwriter 5 years ago from UK

Great Hub, Well done; I've just discovered Terraria and understand that is was inspired by Minecraft

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks Capitol, LAN's always a good choice for the serious gamer - I rememeber LAN parties around Counterstrike the lack of lag and the fun was amazing

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks Ghostwriter - I will look at Terraria as it sounds very interesting

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cokenut 5 years ago from Westerlo

thanks for the info!

dedicated servers 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing detail information about minecraft server.

its adictive i got a server 5 years ago

i got a server it is so adictive feel free

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drspaniel 5 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

I have known about mine-craft for a while now, and I really want to play it with some of my mates, but I haven't quite got round to buying it yet... This list of severs will come in handy once I get bored of the original play, and as for modding in this game I think I'll leave it a couple of days then start experimenting.

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johndwilliams 5 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks for all the Minecraft server details! Learning where to play this game really adds to the overall community spirit.

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neonlatias 5 years ago from Fremont,CA

I prefer Tangled craft

1.It's on 24/7

2.I am not afraid to speak (total opposite of Imaginary craft :P)

FIGHT 5 years ago

very nice server with PVP, Economy and many other features. PVP starts immediately so be ready. With your help this can become a great server. Comment with you favorite plugin and i will try my best to get it. Paintball mod, iconomy, shops, factions, and much much more. comment with a good plugin and ill do my best to get them

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johndwilliams 4 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks all for the wonderful information in regards to Minecraft Servers - its great to see such an amazing video game attract a strong sense of Minecraft Community - lets all hope we hit Diamond lodes in Minecraft!

Minecraft-MP Admin 4 years ago

Find or register a server on http://minecraft-mp.com/ : The new Minecraft servers list!!

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johndwilliams 4 years ago from Essex England Author

Thanks Minecraft-MP Admin - I am sure you Minecraft server is very good, I know because I just logged on to play Minecrat there :) cheers

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