Minecraft.cm has been in the works since November with a small rollout to test the waters and get our products done right. Our current customers have been with us for at least a month now and with their continued satisfaction we've decided we're ready to roll out some real advertising and offer our services to the wonderful Minecraft community!
We provide quality unmanaged Xen VPS systems at reasonable prices. We're a team located on the US East Coast with near 20 years of experience in the hosting industry, with our focus over the last few months being on the rapidly changing Minecraft community. We don't believe in overselling our servers and trying to cram as many customers as possible onto each one and overloading the available resources.
We're currently in partnership with Atlantic.net, a world renowned data center located in Orlando, Florida to provide our customers with a top of the line connection, extreme power backup systems and a secure facility in the heart of Central Florida. We'll also be adding a location in the Netherlands very soon, for our EU customers.
All packages come with Free daily backups of your entire system, a custom sub-domain (you.minecraft.cm) and your choice of Linux Distro (CentOS 5.3, CentOS 5.5, CentOS 5.5 x64, Debian 5.0, Fedora 12 or Slackware 13.1, Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10). All servers will have Java and Minecraft installed and can be configured to host your own website for your server if needed!
Full root access for SSH/SFTP as well as 24/7 support through our phone and ticketing system is also available on all packages. Custom backup configurations are also available depending on your frequency requirements.
Test Server US-East: play.minecraft.cm
*NEW* Affiliate System!
We've recently enabled our affiliate system for all current and new customers to take advantage of! Earn a commission for every user you refer which you can either use as a credit towards payment of your server or request a payout for! If you have any questions or need help getting started, please open up a support ticket with us. All current customers should now see an "Affiliate Area" link when logged into the client area, with your affiliate link and banners already made to help with advertising. :smile.gif:
Custom Sub-Domains! (you.minecraft.cm) - We're now happy to announce we're offering non-hosting customers the ability to grab their own sub-domain on a per month basis! Get a nice, simple and easy to remember URL for your server instead of an IP.
Dedicated server options are also available for large Minecraft communities or users who want to host multiple games! Please contact [email protected] with your server needs and we'll get you a quote ASAP.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at [email protected] or use our contact page! We are currently working on making a test server available to the public and we hope to have this done within the coming week.
We look forward to gaining your business and continuing to provide excellent support and quality products for our customers!
A quick blurb from our first customer, who is in the UK!:
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I've been with minecraft.cm since the start of their business, and have followed them through until launch. The servers themselfs are more than capable of a lag-free game, and there are soon to be world-wide locations. The customer service is at its best, and improving with more features being added to the minecraft.cm website. The admins are helpful, and friendly. They offer honest opinions and sometimes chat, giving a sense of community to the whole thing. The prices are fair compared to the other sites, however some big-company names are able to offer dirt cheap servers which i strongly recomend you stay away from. If you are looking to host a server, I would certainly reccomend using minecraft.cm. They offer FULL sftp and SSH access, unlike the big-name servers which dont give you complete freedom.
Currently talking to "rch", really really easy going guy and relaxing to talk with. While I am still considering whether to purchase a server from them or not, they insisted in teaching me how there servers worked and even gave me and my server a run for a day to test the speed out. "rch" guided me through SSH and stuck around for at least 2 hours teaching and setting stuff up for me JUST to test his servers out. (Keeping in mind I am not even a client yet) The point I am making is that he is willing to sacrifice his precious time for a person that is not even sure of purchasing there server yet! This is a major plus for me.
You would wonder why choose this host? Why not another host with most "View" and "Reply" base threads? Well I do research on forum OPs (Original Poster) First, take a look at "rch"'s post count and where he likes to post. Yup that is right, he spends hes time helping others as much as possible in
Find information on how to effectively administrate a server, discuss and download new administration tools and help others with their server problems.
This is another huge plus from me for having a good reputation from the community of Minecraft.
Well this is my opinions from them so far so my point is to do research before you dump your cash on a cheap host and end up losing your server's player base because of lag and crash problems.
I'm shopping for a server hosting service with Minecraft.cm as my primary option, and I've been immensely satisfied with my experience so far. rch has been responsive and helpful, and it's apparent that he's dedicated to his customers. He offered to set me up with a trial server on Friday, after which I'll make my decision, so I hope to come back with a positive buyer's review in a couple of days!
Strupan, I'm happy we gained you as a customer and extremely glad we found that issue with the CraftBukkit plugin that had a memory leak. We were in quite a panic to get your server running smoothly and I'm super relieved that it has finally been sorted out.
Maulrus, I hope you're enjoying your Mardi Gras party and I'm looking forward to speaking with you tomorrow and getting you set up. Please contact me as soon as you and your friend are ready to run the tests and we'll do everything we can to get you set up and running smoothly. :smile.gif:
Also bump for a UK server coming online this month.. so keep an eye out for that! The 15% discount is still available by using the promo code: MCFORUM during checkout. If anyone has any questions regarding our services please feel free to contactus! :smile.gif:
This is the fourth host I been with and I am glad to say it should be the last host I will be hosting with. Rch, your one of the nicest, kindest, chillest guy I have ever met and talked with online. Rch is the person you can rely and put your head to his shoulder man. I have literally left my server to him to take care of for 2 days because of real life things to take care of and I can say. . . Wow . . . Just wow, not only did you help me fix errors and plugins by yourself while I was away, you treated my players on the server like its your own. I can say Rch is now like a brother to me and can easily be called as my family into server hosting. If anything, I can entrust him with ANYTHING with server related problems and he WILL get it done. The support is the help that you WILL get and will not be forgotten until they are satisfied with double the performance of your problem. They are the kind of person that will not sleep or eat until everything is in customer's need.
The Host Performance
After a couple hours of transferring my server onto there servers, we encountered some problems, and many errors with my plugins and configurations. The support team got onto the problem and went ahead working on the problem straight away. Soon after couple hours, my server was up and running. Of course I am one of the many that causes issues with plugins and cause errors within the console causing memory leaks (MCMMO Plugin). I contacted them and within minutes, I received an respond and we talked through the whole situation and how we can find the issue. I got tired and lazy like always, while I left the work to the support. When I woke up, not only did they fixed the issues, but even started the server up and explained to my players on whats going on. After the situation cleared, I am running 20 Slots no problem on the server I am hosted on. Much more smooth than any other hosts I been with and even installed a auto re starter plugin for my server!
* Great, fast support team. (Will solve your issues no matter what.)
* Great lag free servers
* Recommends the best for your server (Plugin or configuration wise)
* Very knowledgeable about computer and minecraft servers (Especially with Craftbukkit)
* Very affordable for this kind of server/host and especially the support.
* Supports willing to guide you.
* FTP Access or let support transfer within minutes!
* 100% Full control of server. (No Lock Ups)
* Uses Putty (Personally I prefer Putty but new comers will have to learn. of course Rch will guide you through!)
All I can say is, I am so glad to be apart of your company. Rch, keep doing what your doing, and that is being awesome. Also to your business partner for testing out my server and resolving issues. Please say thanks all of your company and I wish many years in business with you guys.
Long time lurker but registered just to post an attaboy. Server is rock solid, Support is very attentive via AIM and tickets and willing to help with any questions. Support even checked back in the day after setup as a courtesy! SSH comes in REAL handy for server trouble diagnostics and general administration.
This is a case of you get what you pay for :smile.gif: I'm running a small 1gb craftbukkit server for myself and a few friends and we have not had a single problem! Highly recommended!
I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words, our goal from the start has been to offer quality minecraft server hosting to the community! We hope you are all around for many, many updates :wink.gif:
Just had a few slots open up! Get em while they last...
If I bought a 1GB plan tonight, would I be able to use it tonight? Or are you guys completely filled up for the time being?
Yep, we absolutely have room for that. We can have you up and running usually within 5-10 minutes of payment completion. :smile.gif:
Please shoot me a PM or email [email protected] if you have any questions prior to ordering.
And to everyone else who has posted such kind words about our services, thank you very much. We're glad that our hard work is paying off with a great service to you and letting you enjoy Minecraft with all of your friends.
Another new node is online and ready for customers! Our 15% off first month discount is ending on 3/20/11 so get 'em while they last! :smile.gif:
We're also now offering custom sub-domains on our minecraft.cm URL for non-customers! Get a good looking URL to give to your players to connect to your server instead of a bunch of numbers! This is just a test roll out to see if there's any interest, we also may be buying some more, shorter domains to offer as options, again if there is enough interest.
I also wanted to say thanks to all of our great customers for the reviews! We're extremely happy with the great response we've gotten and it's nice to see the hard work we've put into making a solid, stable hosting solution for all. :smile.gif: