Glowstone Alternatives

    Glowstone is described as 'Glowstone is a lightweight, from scratch, open source Minecraft server written in Java that supports plugins written for the Spigot (and Bukkit) API'. There are nine alternatives to Glowstone for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Minecraft Server and Minecraft. The best alternative is PaperMC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Glowstone are Spigot (Free, Open Source), Sponge (Free, Open Source), Purpur (Free, Open Source) and Cuberite (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Minecraft Server
      Paper is a fork of the Spigot server implementation (which is itself a fork of CraftBukkit). Paper strives to bring improved performance, more features, and more APIs for developers to build awesome plugins with.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Minecraft Server
      • Minecraft
      Simply put, Spigot is it. Spigot is the most widely-used modded Minecraft server software in the world. It powers many of the top Minecraft server networks around to ensure they can cope with their huge player base and ensure the satisfaction of their players.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Minecraft Server
      • Minecraft
      The purpose of the Sponge project is to create a plugin development framework for Minecraft. Sponge is being created by a global community, and its open-source nature means anyone can participate.
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      juls07 it is open source it runs on Linux you host it can run on windows mac it has a bunch of plugins and it has a great community
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Purpur is a drop-in replacement for Paper designed for configurability, new fun & exciting gameplay features, and high performance built on top of Tuinity.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      • Minecraft Server
      • Minecraft
      A custom Minecraft compatible game server written in C++.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Minecraft Server
      • Minecraft
      Very flexible and efficient server software for Minecraft server hosting.

      Discontinued

      Website doesn't work anymore.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Cloudron
      Minecraft Server is the official Minecraft server software made by Mojang.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Minecraft Server
      • CentOS
      • Minecraft
      • Debian
      • Fink
      • MacPorts
      • Homebrew
      • Red Hat
      Custom Minecraft Beta server software

      Discontinued

      Binaries are not updated since 2013

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