How much memory for server?

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How much memory for server?

Post by kjdiehl » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:17 pm

Those of you who run Millenaire in a server, how much memory do you allocate to Minecraft? I just started renting a server and their RAM tiers were 384MB, 512MB, 1024, 1536, 2048, etc. They recommended 512MB for a server with minimal mods. I only have a few players, and Millenaire is the only resource intensive mod I'm running, the others are mostly just for maintenance, so I started at 512. My console always shows 100% RAM usage, so I upped it to 768MB. Still showing 100% usage, but it is running better. Though I could definitely see it running better still as it does still crash occasionally, especially if we're doing heavy exploring for instance.

Now I've done more research and find that other hosting sites recommend more like 1 or 2 GB, or even as much as 4 GB of RAM for a server like mine. (One site phrased it simply as, "plan 1 GB for your first 20 players, and 1 GB for your first 20 mods.") The site I'm on, (which my initial research seemed to indicate as one of the best,) charges a lot more for those tiers of RAM than many other sites.

How much RAM do you have for your Millenaire server? Did I screw up royally in my choice of hosts?

Thanks for your input!

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Re: How much memory for server?

Post by Kavat » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:39 pm


I suggest for you to play local with your friends. Just play on LAN using hamachi, and you won't be bothering with paying for servers. However, you must make sure that you using same clients with same mods.

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Re: How much memory for server?

Post by Teethdude » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:40 am

The usual recommended works most the time. If you have the extra money to spend without worry, go ahead. If not though, I do highly recommend doing what the guy above said.

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Re: How much memory for server?

Post by Avchong » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:26 am

Hello there,

I run a little 20 player server on a Mac mini, these are the settings and the server run smooth

-- System Details --
Minecraft Version: 1.12.2
Operating System: Mac OS X (x86_64) version 10.12.6
Java Version: 1.8.0_161, Oracle Corporation
Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
Memory: 1643005064 bytes (1566 MB) / 2112618496 bytes (2014 MB) up to 4260102144 bytes (4062 MB)
JVM Flags: 7 total; -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalPacing -XX:ParallelGCThreads=4 -XX:+AggressiveOpts -Xms2G -Xmx4G
IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
FML: MCP 9.42 Powered by Forge 41 mods loaded, 41 mods active

Hope this could help you

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