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Minecraft does it cost to start a server?

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No, if you go here ( and download one of the files under "Multiplayer Beta Server Software" heading, you can  host a multiplayer server from your PC.

However, it is difficult to maintain a server without investing in a dedicated server. 

Note that the multiplayer server software is still in deveopment, and from personal experience it can be a bit finnikey. I would really only recomend hosting it off of your PC if you're planning on playing with friends only.

answered 12 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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if you have an un-used pc laying around you can set up your own server -

answered 12 years ago by jaykay Master (8,580 points)   5 7 51
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It's free :D but you do need to know how to make one and about port forwarding etc. My mate was able to set one up that me, him and a few mates play on :D There are a lot of youtube videos about it if you wanna have ago yourself :) but yeah, free XD

answered 12 years ago by adamski11 Adept (789 points)   6 22
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No. You can just download the server tools from the site and set up your own server.
answered 12 years ago by Jaws444 Hero (3,876 points)   1 4 39
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No unless you want like a really expensive program but most are free
answered 12 years ago by djs Soldier (2,570 points)   3 10 39
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If you create your own server it can be free. But keep in mind, your computer has to be up and running for the server to be running. Or you can pay to start a server that a 3rd party runs.
answered 12 years ago by SteeZ_StroBeZz Initiate (360 points)   4
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no, you can start a server for free unless if you buy a physical server to host your server
answered 12 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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no you can just download the server from their website
answered 12 years ago by Haloweeboe Champion (5,146 points)   2 8 19

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