How important is SSD storage for a Minecraft hosting node?

Started by Allen, Jun 28, 2022, 04:48 AM

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I've been thinking of expanding my hosting company into Minecraft hosting and I've been looking specifically at US OVH servers to select as my node.

Issue is, once you jump up to NVMe or even just normal SSD storage the price immediately jumps by sometimes upwards of $30 per month for only 2TB of storage, which would make me have to sell for a higher price and thus less clients. I can get 4TB of HDD storage with them for no extra cost.

My question is, how important is SSD storage for Minecraft hosting? If anyone has first-hand knowledge of running a Minecraft hosting node on HDD's or even better, OVH HDD's it would be most appreciated for any sort of answer.


For shared hosting with dozen(s) of Minecraft servers? The most important thing.
Tons of iowait due to servers running backups, generating live maps, constant data changes in MySQL for block logging plugins and other things would cause every client to have noticeable performance issues in-game. Never use a HDDs for Minecraft, essentially every hosting provider uses SSD or NVMe so you'd be behind everyone at the start.


You will want to have SSD's 100% for this.

We even noticed issues with around 16gb worth of MC servers back in 2010 with 8x 15k rpm drives. A pair of 128gb SSD's in raid 1 at that time had far more performance.
For our minecraft hosting we have used SSD's and NVMe's in everything since 2010 and would never go back.


You can try test periods on the servers, though not all of them have it. They have such services, so that later it would be clear what hostings represent. And the description on which server will minecraft is there, ssd or not.

Alan Fleming

Unfortunately, even now, in 2022, the price of SSD drives is still high, so expecting SSD hosting to be cheap is naive. Anyone who has run game servers, I'm not just talking about Minecraft now, knows that any 3-d dependent accelerator greatly affects response, and for a client, response = life. My advice to you is to use regular hosting with hdd for DB storage and only SSD for providing game servers.


Free Minecraft web hosting list.

Freemc Hosting

Pros of free hosting:
 — Maximum 3 servers for free

 - Bungeecord support

 — Convenient panel

 - Any number of slots and plugins


 - Advertising and you can not turn it off (asks to turn off ad blockers, because of it the panel is not available)

 - Sometimes there are bugs

 - You definitely need Discord for authorization, just to create your own server you need to subscribe to their discord server

 — That host is English and not everyone will understand what and how


Why is he:
 — Maximum 1 server for free
 — Convenient panel

 - Easy installation of plugins

 - Easy registration

 - Need a license to register

 - You can not turn off the license in the settings

 — This host is English and not everyone will understand what and how

 - Every 30 seconds hibernation (even if there are players)

Official website :

Hosting Aternos
 Why is it:

- Any number of slots and plugins

- Plugin Library


 — Maximum 1 server for free

 - A lot of ads

 - If there are no players, it turns off after 30 seconds if you do not have time to press the resume button

 - Long queue to turn on the server

 - There is only access to the plugins folder

 - No FTP


Why is he:

 - Very comfortable panel

 - 1 server for free, buy the rest

 - Inexpensive paid tariffs
 - Bungeecord support

 - Plugin Library

 - Full access to files

 - There are bypasses of restrictions

 - No ads


 - Turns off every 60 minutes

 - Sends ads to chat

Official website:

Hosting SkyNode

Why is he:

 - 1 server for free
 - Not very convenient panel


 - Your server gets deleted every hour if you don't hit the resume button

 - In English

Official site:

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