Quite a while ago (over a year) I wanted to setup my own server, just for me and maybe have 1 or 2 of my friends join when they come over to my place but no matter what hardware I use I can't seem to get a server running well.
I recently upgraded the CPU in my PC to a 4770K from a 870s which is what I'm using for the server now. I also have my ssd in there as well and its running windows server 2012 atm but I've tried CentOS 7, various Ubuntu distros including server 12.04 and 14.04. I've tried MC version 1.5-7 all with mods.
The only time I can get a server running well is with vanilla but that doesn't last very long as eventually the TPS just goes through the roof.
I haven't tried bukkit/cauldron for a while, the last I heard was that it didn't work very well.
Btw I've always had at least 8gb of ram and latest java, drivers, always run 64bit.
In single played everything runs perfect but as soon as I try the server, it acts like I'm forcing it to run on a Pent4 with 0.5gb of ram.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.