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Minecraft Server Alternatives

Minecraft Server is described as 'is the official Minecraft server software made by Mojang' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Minecraft Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Minecraft Server. The best alternative is Pterodactyl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Minecraft Server are PaperMC, Pufferpanel, Spigot and Crafty Controller.

Minecraft Server alternatives are mainly Minecraft Servers but may also be Server Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Minecraft Server.
This page was last updated Jun 12, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Cloudron

Minecraft Server is the official Minecraft server software made by Mojang.

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  1. Pterodactyl is the free game server management panel designed by users, for users. Featuring support for Vanilla Minecraft, Spigot, Source Dedicated Servers, BungeeCord, and many more.

  2. PaperMC

    • 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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  3. Pufferpanel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    PufferPanel is an open source game server management panel designed for both small networks and game server providers. PufferPanel supports Minecraft, Spigot, Sponge, Source Dedicated Servers, BungeeCord, PocketMine and much more.

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  4. Spigot

    • 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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  5. Crafty is a wrapper for a Minecraft server which runs in the background. It has tons of features, including a slick AdminLTE-based GUI, auto-backups and console commands.



  6. MineOS CRUX

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Linux

    MineOS CRUX is a specialized distribution with a specific goal: To provide the ultimate server solution for Minecraft and to provide a robust and extendible platform for server mods and related value-added functionality.

  7. Purpur

    • 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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  8. Multicraft

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Multicraft is a Minecraft multi-server management solution running thousands of servers.

  9. Sponge

    • 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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  10. McMyAdmin

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    McMyAdmin is a web interface and administration utility for Minecraft Survival Multiplayer (SMP) servers. It lets you monitor the servers status, chat with users, manage groups and permissions, schedule events, perform updates and more.

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