#1 Most Reliable Minecraft Server Hosting

Scalacube offers the fastest, most reliable, and cheap Minecraft server hosting available.
With one-click installation, you can load 1,000+ unique modpacks.
If you buy a server now, we’ll give you 50% off your first invoice. Here’s our full list of available servers:

Our Best Minecraft Server Hosting - How to Get Started

  1. Navigate to our homepage. Click “Sign Up.”
  2. Go to your account dashboard. Click “Servers.”
  3. Click on “Get Server.”
  4. You’ll arrive on our Minecraft servers hosting landing page. Click on “Get Server.”
  5. Select “Minecraft Java server hosting” > Choose your location.
  6. Choose the Minecraft version you want to host (you can change this later). If you want modded Minecraft server hosting, select one of our pre-installed packs here.
  7. Click “Next.”
  8. Select your payment plan. We suggest the recommended plan, since it’ll give you the best performance for your needs.
  9. Select your server address. Here you can create your free subdomain—something most online Minecraft server hosting providers charge for.
  10. Select the applications you need for your server. You can add these at any time later, but we recommend starting with automated backups to keep your data safe.
  11. Confirm your selections.
  12. Select your payment method (first invoice 50% off).
  13. Connect to your Minecraft server! To find your server, click on the “Servers” tab and select “Manage Server” on your rented Minecraft server. Then, copy the IP address and add it to your servers within Minecraft.
  14. Click on the server and connect to your world!
That’s how easy it is to host Minecraft servers with ScalaCube. Looking for more information on how to build your Minecraft server? Simply check out our more detailed guide. Here you’ll see screenshots and a step by step explanation of the entire process for your convenience.
What Our Customers Say
4.6 out of 5 based on 3,018 reviews
  • minecraft Review Christopher Murray
    Christopher Murray
    This site's maneuverability and user friendly platform makes it easily good choice for someone who doesn't want to waste their time running a server on their own PC. The prices, compared to value of other Minecraft hostings is outstanding, no other site I visited could come close to what's found here on ScalaCube. I was recommended ScalaCube by my brother who also bought a server from them, and now I will be recommending it to my friends as well.
  • minecraft Review Chris Williams
    Chris Williams
    I'm actually the developer for this server and I have used ScalaCube before on my own and others servers. I have always been able to run servers successfully and lag free with your service. I kept trying to convince the people I am currently developing for to switch from another Minecraft hosting to this but they finally did after the server was getting DDOSed.
  • minecraft Review Iris Brkovic
    Iris Brkovic
    Haven't had any issues with the server crashing or stuttering like other hosting sites experience! Great customer service too when there are issues!
  • minecraft Review Peter Yesayan
    Peter Yesayan
    Great customer service response time, easy to setup, VERY easy. Decent connections and configurable options, as my first Minecraft host I'm not disappointed at all.
  • minecraft Review Joseph Hosten
    Joseph Hosten
    Scalacube’s support team is amazing. They take around 3-4 hours to respond to tickets and can find solutions to nearly everything. I love the fact you can run multiple servers off one Minecraft server hosting machine for such an amazing deal. This will always be my go to host for servers!
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Multiple Servers
Multiple Servers / Unlimited Slots

We provide cheap Minecraft Server Hosting services. Through our Control Panel you can set up an unlimited number of game servers with an unlimited number of slots on one VPS server. We offer VPS servers with a restricted amount of resources: memory, CPU, disk space. Servers seamlessly support a large number of players, as long as there is enough RAM and CPU power. Plan descriptions only give an approximate number of players the server can accommodate. In reality, this number can be more or less, depending on the plugins and mods installed on your server.

Why Rent a Minecraft Server From ScalaCube?

Here’s what makes ScalaCube the best Minecraft server hosting provider around:

Unlimited Slots

Unlimited Slots

ScalaCube doesn’t limit player slots. Instead, we let our clients choose the number of players they want based on their server hardware. If a high number of players causes their server to lag, they can instantly upgrade RAM at any time.

Full FTP Access

Full FTP Access

We host our Minecraft servers with Linux Ubuntu 18.04, providing unparalleled stability and customizability. Our clients can edit all server files with FTP, including plugins, mods, world settings, and more with full control.

Extensive Applications

Extensive Applications

Our Minecraft server hosting control panel gives you access to a full LAMP stack, including Apache, MySQL, and PHP, as well as an FTP server and RCON. You can also manage content and applications using PHPMyAdmin.

Full Mod & Plugin Support

Full Mod & Plugin Support

ScalaCube is the most complete modded Minecraft server hosting on the market. We offer Paper, Sponge, Spigot, and Bukkit, plus popular modpacks, like SkyFactor, StoneBlock, and many others—all with one-click installation.

And if that’s not enough, we also offer full Forge support so you can create your own modpacks easily.

DDoS Protection

DDoS Protection

Trolls, hackers, and other bad actors have no chance of hurting your ScalaCube server with a DDoS attack. We actively monitor each threat—even small ones—and instantly take steps to counter any attacks.

24/7 Customer Support

24/7 Customer Support

Our customer support team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We promise to always be available to our clients with attentive and knowledgeable support.

Ultra-Low Minecraft Online Server Latency

Ultra-Low Minecraft Online Server Latency

Nothing kills gaming fun like bad internet latency. But that’s not an issue for ScalaCube clients — our servers are located all over the world. This means no matter where you are, fast lag-free gameplay is within reach.

Free Subdomain

Free Subdomain

Most providers charge for subdomains, but ScalaCube issues them for free. Ditch the long, random IP and give your friends a custom address to find you with.

Automated Backups

Automated Backups

Losing a world you've spent months (if not years) building is every Minecrafter's worst nightmare. But with our automated backups, it’s nothing someone renting Minecraft servers from ScalaCube needs to worry about.

Game server locations
Test Our Server Locations

Our servers around the world provide the lowest ping for your players. Test our Minecraft 1.15 servers.

North America

Test Server IP: us.scalacube.net:25565


Test Server IP: eu.scalacube.net:25565

United Kingdom

Test Server IP: uk.scalacube.net:25565


Test Server IP: au.scalacube.net:25565

Frequently Asked Questions

How to add plugins

You can only install plugins on a Minecraft server that has Spigot or Bikkit. First, download the .JAR file for the plugin. Upload the .JAR file using file manager in the control panel to the plugins folder. Now reboot your Minecraft server. The plugin should be activated. You can check to see if the new plugin is working by using the command plugins at a command prompt. This will list all installed plugins.

How to add mods

You can only install mods on a Forge enabled Minecraft server. First, download the .JAR file for the mod that you want to install. Upload the .JAR file using file manager in the control panel to the mods folder, ensuring that the .JAR file is in the root of the folder. Now reboot your Minecraft server. The mod should be activated and available to use in either a new or a reloaded saved Minecraft game.

How to upload your own world

First, stop your Minecraft game server. Download or get the world files ready that you want to add. You may now use either an FTP client to transfer the files, by connecting the yoursubdomain.ourdomain.com and using your user and password. Or you can use the file manager in the control panel to do the upload, which is the simpler option. You will need to place the files into the directory named world.

How to become an admin on your server

When you first set up your Minecraft server, your user for the game, not for the hosting control panel, will need to be added to the game server as an admin. You can do this very easily via the control panel. All you need to do is click game server and the become admin. Be careful not to add the wrong username to the admin list and clean up admin users who no longer play your server from time to time.

How To Change Your Server Seed

Firstly, stop your Minecraft server. Now log in to your control panel, and look under the main game server options for wipe map/players. Then just click confirm. Next. Go back to the main game server options and look for settings, and the server properties. Local level-seed and change it. You can provide your own seed, or you can leave it blank and a random value will be generated and used.

How To Change Level Type On Your Server

Firstly, stop your Minecraft server. Log in to the control panel and under the game server options, you will find the wipe map/players page, select this and click confirm. Next, go back to game server and find the server properties page, and then change level-type. The options here are default, flat (no features), largebiomes (default but with bigger biomes), amplified (increased height limit) and buffet (same as default).

How To Change Difficulty On Your Server

Firstly, stop your Minecraft server. Log in to the control panel and under the game server options, you will find the server properties page. Now change the difficulty value. There are only four possible settings for the difficulty of a Minecraft server as standard. These are peaceful, easy, normal and hard. Modpacks or mods may add additional difficulty levels. Finally, restart our Minecraft server and the new difficulty level you have set will be applied.

How To Enable And Configure Whitelist On Your Server

Log in to the control panel and look for the game server settings, and then the console page. You can then use the whitelist commands: whitelist on (enables whitelist), whitelist add username (whitelist a user), whitelist list (show whitelist), whitelist remove username (remove a user from whitelist), whitelist reload (reinitialises the whitelist), whitelist off (turns off the whitelist). Once you have made all the changes you need to you can then restart your server.

How To Delete Player On Your Server

Firstly, stop your game server. You may now use either an FTP client to connect to yoursubdomain.ourdomain.com and using your user and password. Or you can use the file manager in the control panel, which is the simpler option. Now, look for the folder named world/playerdata. Encode the username into a UUID using an online tool for this. Then delete the file that matches the UUID you encoded. Then restart your Minecraft server.

How To Wipe World On Your Server

If you want to wipe your Minecraft server, make sure that you have saved or backed up anything you may want to keep or restore at some stage. Now, stop your Minecraft server. Log in to the control panel and look under the game server settings for the wipe map/players page, and then click confirm to do this. Your Minecraft server has now been completely wiped. You can now restart your server as a completely fresh game.

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The Premiere Minecraft Server Hosting Experience

If you want to play Minecraft with your friends and family across the web, Minecraft Java server hosting is easy and provides full control over your gameplay experience. But not all hosting exists equally. When we saw players suffering from low-quality service, we stepped in with the highest-quality cheap Minecraft server hosting available.

We offer a massive library of one-click installation mods and plugs that makes us the best Minecraft server hosting provider too. Popular modpacks? Check. Preconfigured plugins? Of course. And minigames like Skywars and McMMO? We’ve got you covered.

And if you need additional customization, our server hosting control panel gives you full control over Minecraft. With FTP, MySQL, Forge integration and more, you have the full power to forge a truly unique experience with no restrictions. We support PaperMC, Bukkit, every new snapshot, and much, much more.

ScalaCube was everything Minecraft was meant to be: limitless creativity held back only by your imagination. Whether it’s a casual experience or a massive modded server you’re building, ScalaCube’s the only solution worth considering. Nobody takes customization, customer support, ease of use, and high performance as seriously as we do.

Top-Quality Server Performance

Bad latency ruins Minecraft by delaying each action you take into the server. This lag turns the fun experience of Minecraft into a frustrating and slow chore.That’s why we made fast server speeds a priority when building ScalaCube. We want to be famous for lightning-fast performance, something we’ve fulfilled with our global network of dedicated servers.

Of course, latency is often caused by the player's local internet connection or the hardware they are using. Minecraft is quite lightweight in its hardware requirements, and ping times should not be affected by CPU bottlenecks. If your PC or laptop seems to be causing high latency to your Minecraft server, our customer service team might be able to give you some help and advice on how to solve this problem.

We are experienced in provisioning Minecraft servers of all sizes. We can provide you with a fairly small server now, then scale it up as your needs expand. Every Minecraft server, no matter the size, benefits from being on our robust, high-performance data backbone. We have used a modified control panel, which has advanced functionality yet is very user-friendly. From this control panel, you can access the “Server Configuration,” “Perform Maintenance,” and “Server Administration” functions. All of this happens in your web browser, with plenty of online help and tutorials to get you started.

Overall, each of the Minecraft servers we provide has been set up and optimized to run Minecraft smoothly, at low latency, with no lag spikes. However, as the number of players using your server grows, you may need to upgrade your server to provide additional hardware resources. Once again, our customer service team can give you advice about this.