Minecraft Server RAM Calculator

Last modified on Aug 13, 2021 in General

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Overview

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 within reason. The player amount, type of plugins or mods, the version 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!

Plans Description

  • 2GB – A fantastic plan if you are looking to run a server for a group of friends or family with around 5-7 players while also planning to add some base plugins or mods and increase your player base on your server.
  • 3GB – Use this plan if you are planning to install medium-sized modpacks or plugins. It is also perfect for a larger playerbase of 10-12 players on the latest release of the game.
  • 4GB – This plan includes most modpacks. For modpacks up to 35-40 mods or plugins, this is the best choice for you.
  • 5-10GB – These plans are able to support over 40 mods or plugins. Above 6gb of ram includes all one-click install modpacks we offer. These are suggested if you are planning to start a big community. The bigger it is, the more RAM you should get.
  • 15GB EX Series – For very large/advanced communities and extreme modpacks or plugins, this is the plan you are looking for. Make sure you know what you are doing before picking this plan. Get the extreme performance of dedicated processor cores up to 4.5 GHz with our EX Series Minecraft servers featuring 4 exclusive vCores of a Ryzen 3800X CPU to ensure your server is operating at peak performance.
  • Proxy Plan – This plan with 500MB of RAM is only to be used for server proxies such as BungeeCord, Waterfall or Velocity.
  • Minecraft 1.17.1
  • Minecraft 1.16.5
  • Minecraft 1.12.2
  • Minecraft 1.8.8/.9
  • Minecraft 1.7.10

RAM*

Player Slots

Plugins/Mods

2GB

5-7 players

Up to 10 smaller mods

3GB

7-10 players

Up to around 15-10 mods

4GB

12-15 players

ATM1, ATM2, Hexxit

5GB

15-17 players

ATM4, ATM6

6GB

17-25 players

RLCraft

8GB

25-35 players

MCEternal

10GB

35-50 players

CrazyCraft 4

15GB

35-100 players

InsaneCraft

stop using this version pls

RAM*

Player Slots

Plugins/Mods

2GB

5-7 players

Up to 10 smaller mods

3GB

7-10 players

Up to around 15-10 mods

4GB

12-15 players

ATM1, ATM2, Hexxit

5GB

15-17 players

ATM4, ATM6

6GB

17-25 players

RLCraft

8GB

25-35 players

MCEternal

10GB

35-50 players

CrazyCraft 4

15GB

35-100 players

InsaneCraft

stop using this as well

I beg

*We do not restrict Player Slots, World Size, or Plugins/Mods. The chart above is only what we recommend.

How to upgrade/downgrade RAM

  1. Towards the top of the site, click the billing area and log in.
  2. In the top menu select services and click on the server you would like to upgrade.
  3. To the left of the page, click on Upgrade/Downgrade
  4. You are going to see a list of all of the available.
  5. Locate the one plan that you would like to upgrade/downgrade and press Choose Product.



Conclusion

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.