Alternatives to Minecraft Server for all platforms with any license




Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Spigot icon


    Simply put, Spigot is it. Spigot is the most widely-used modded Minecraft server software in the world. It powers many of the top...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Minecraft

  •  Glowstone icon


    Glowstone is a lightweight, from scratch, open source Minecraft server written in Java that supports plugins written for the Spigot...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Sponge icon


    The purpose of the Sponge project is to create a plugin development framework for Minecraft. Sponge is being created by a global...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Cuberite icon


    A custom Minecraft compatible game server written in C++. It's a fast, lightweight, and awesome replacement for Vanilla.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • Mineserver icon

    Mineserver Discontinued

    Custom Minecraft Beta server software

    Open Source Windows

Minecraft Server Comments

EULA enforcement killing modified Minecraft servers..

Comment by neosentry
about Minecraft Server Sep 2014

Most of the alternate minecraft server projects are shutting down. The most successful modified minecraft server was Bukkit, and they're done. Mojang is sending cease and desist orders and having all the project teams dump their download links and halt all development using minecraft software. It's a shame.. as most of these projects solved serious problems with Minecraft's solution model and made keeping a minecraft server far easier that was possible with the generic server. ;-(


More servers

Comment by phi1010
about Minecraft Server Jun 2011

A list with more servers is available at

[Edited by Venom88, October 14]