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Sponge is described as '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' and is a minecraft server in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sponge for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and Minecraft Server. The best alternative is PaperMC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sponge are Bukkit, Purpur, Spigot and Glowstone.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Minecraft Server
  • Minecraft

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    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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    Bukkit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bukkit is a free, open-source, software that provides the means to extend the popular Minecraft multiplayer server.

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    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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    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.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft

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

    ⚫︎ Portable Glowstone can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Cuberite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft

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

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerCuberite offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    TridentSDK

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Minecraft Server
    • Minecraft

    Very flexible and efficient server software for Minecraft server hosting.

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    Discontinued

    Website doesn't work anymore.

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    Minecraft Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cloudron

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

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    Mineserver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Minecraft Server
    • CentOS
    • Minecraft
    • Debian
    • Fink
    • MacPorts
    • Homebrew
    • Red Hat

    Custom Minecraft Beta server software.

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    Discontinued

    Binaries are not updated since 2013

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  10. PandaSpigot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Java

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

    ⚫︎ Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in PandaSpigot.
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