Alternatives to Minecraft Server for all platforms with any license


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  • 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 Minecraft server networks around to...

    Free 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 (and Bukkit) API. The main goals...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Sponge icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cuberite icon


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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • Mineserver icon


    Custom Minecraft Beta server software

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Binaries are not updated since 2013
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Minecraft Server Comments

EULA enforcement killing modified Minecraft servers..

Comment by neosentry
about Minecraft Server · Sep 2014 · Helpful Not helpful

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. ;-(


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Comment by phi1010
about Minecraft Server · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

A list with more servers is available at

[Edited by Venom88, October 14]