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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' and is a minecraft server in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 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 Purpur, Spigot, Sponge and Cuberite.

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    PaperMC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Minecraft Server
    13 alternatives to PaperMC 

    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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    Purpur

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    10 alternatives to Purpur 

    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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    Spigot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft
    12 alternatives to Spigot 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpigot can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  MultiplayerSpigot offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Sponge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft
    13 alternatives to Sponge 

    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

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    Cuberite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft
    11 alternatives to Cuberite 

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

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    1.  MultiplayerCuberite offers a game mode for more than one player.


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    TridentSDK

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft
    14 alternatives to TridentSDK 

    Very flexible and efficient server software for Minecraft server hosting.

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    Discontinued

    Website doesn't work anymore.

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    Minehut

    • Online
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft
    10 alternatives to Minehut 

    Minehut makes it extremely easy to start up and create your own Minecraft server free of charge! Check out our website and spend just a few minutes to create your very first Minecraft server today.

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    Minecraft Server on Microsoft Azure

    • Online
    • Microsoft Azure
    9 alternatives to Minecraft Server on Microsoft Azure 

    This gallery package will set up a preconfigured Minecraft server running on Ubuntu Server 15.04. You can connect to it using the DNS name (e.g. name.cloudapp.net) of the virtual machine on port 25565.

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  9. PandaSpigot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Java
    10 alternatives to PandaSpigot 

    PandaSpigot is a fork of PaperMC 1.8.8, a Minecraft server jar, that improves on many features, and includes unique customization and patches.

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    1.  Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in PandaSpigot.
  10. WindSpigot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Java
    11 alternatives to WindSpigot 

    WindSpigot is a multi-threaded and performance focused fork of PaperMC for Minecraft that includes a large variety of customization gameplay improvements.

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    1.  Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in WindSpigot.
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