Overview
In this article, we will explain the differences between Minecraft Hosting and VPS Hosting. Each topic will be covered in depth to help you decide what the best solution is for your next server.

Comparison



Full Control

Minecraft Hosting
Minecraft Hosting comes pre-packaged and does not give you any real control over the environment of the server. In some circumstances, customers require specific requirements which we cannot provide them due to their server being on a 'shared' environment, and if we make the change to one server - It will alter all servers hosted with us.

Nevertheless, you can still do pretty much everything needed on shared Minecraft hosting. For example if you want to host a modpack, it's made easy using our Jar/Modpack menu on your server dashboard.

VPS Hosting
VPS Hosting gives you full control over your server, as you have root access via SSH. If you need to make any alterations to your environment, it's as easy as logging in, making the changes and you're good to go. It's worth mentioning that the majority of the time, you will need someone experienced with SSH to make such changes.

Environment Setup

Minecraft Hosting
As Minecraft Hosting is pre-packaged, all of the difficult work is handled by our software which automatically configures your server and gives you access via our Game Panel.

VPS Hosting
VPS Hosting gives you the resources that you pay for, then you're left to configure it all. Whilst this seems ideal, in most cases it will require an additional expense as you will need a System Admin to set the environment up.

Extra Administration

Minecraft Hosting
Minecraft Hosting does not require any real system administration on your side. Everything is made simple using our Game Panel. If there is any major issues with your server, as it's hosting managed by Slashy Hosting, we can usually diagnose the issue rapidly and implement a fix.

VPS Hosting
When you receive your VPS, it's essentially just a virtual Linux Server with nothing on there. A system administrator is required to install the essential tools required to run a server. Also, if you run into any issues with your VPS going offline and not restarting, usually you will need to wait for a System Admin to become available to assist you - which can take a while in some cases.

Pricing

Minecraft Hosting
Our Minecraft Hosting plans start at just $1.50/GB for our budget plans, or just $2.25/GB for our premium plans. In comparison to other hosts, this is very affordable.

VPS Hosting
Our VPS Hosting is just $2.00/GB, which is one of the most affordable VPS hosting services in the gaming industry. Both Minecraft and VPS hosting are very easy to scale-up to extra resources on request.

Server Count

Minecraft Hosting
For each plan that you purchase with Slashy Hosting, it only gives you 1 Minecraft Server. For example if you would like to create a BungeeCord network, you would need at least 3 plans with us to link up with each other.

VPS Hosting
VPS Hosting gives you complete control over how many servers you have. For example, if you purchased a 16GB VPS, you could choose how you allocate that memory. This solution is better for larger networks that need to constantly alter allocations based on player usage. Providing that you are within your purchased resources, you can create as many Minecraft Servers as you wish on a single VPS.

Flexibility

Minecraft Hosting
With Minecraft Hosting, you are restricted to just a single Minecraft Server and a single Database hosted with us.

VPS Hosting
With VPS Hosting, you can host a large array of other services on the same VPS such as Discord Bots, a website or even another game server. You have a lot more control over a VPS compared to Minecraft Hosting

Order & Go

Minecraft Hosting
When you order a Minecraft Server, it's as simple as selecting a version and clicking start.

VPS Hosting
When you order a VPS, you need to ensure that your environment is setup beforehand which will not be instant. It's worth scheduling a System Admin to start as soon as you place the order, so that you can get to work building your network.

Disaster Recovery

Minecraft Hosting
We offer 6 days worth of manual backups included in the price for Minecraft Hosting. You can easily restore or download these backups from your Game Panel.

As well as automated backups, you can also take 1 manual backup on your panel, which can also be downloaded or restored.

VPS Hosting
VPS Hosting comes with 4 days worth of backups. You have less control over these backups as they cannot be downloaded. To restore a VPS Backup, it will restore the whole system and revert everything back to when the backup was taken.

Final Verdict
If you are looking for an affordable and quick way to run a Minecraft Server, then Minecraft Hosting is the best option for you. However, if you have the resources available to setup and configure your VPS, then this is more than likely the best option for your server. Additionally, if you're looking to also host other services with us, such as a Website or Discord Bot - It would probably work out cheaper putting it all on a VPS, as opposed to multiple individual servers.

Would you like to hear more about our VPS/Minecraft Hosting? Open a ticket on our Discord Server, and we will be happy to help! https://discord.slashy.host
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