Hi, i need some help and hopefully this is the right place to ask this question. I'm still a beginner in making a server but i know some basics with plugins. However i don't know much about modding...
I want to make a 1.16.3 server that uses both mods and plugins (Bukkit and Spigot plugins)
What exactly would i need to make such a server, step by step? I googled many tutorials but each one is different and uses unique setups, and there are many things being mentioned which i never used: Forge, Sponge, SpongeForge, BukkitForge, Magma, Cauldron, MCPC+, Thermos etc.
If Bukkit/Spigot plugins cannot be used, are Sponge plugins compatible with 1.16.3?
Could someone please simplify all the requirements in one place? What would be the best setup to have a lot of mods and plugins installed, available from as many sources as possible, so i have a wide variety of available mods/plugins to choose from? And of course so everything is compatible with each other? It would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
Some additional info: i can always upgrade RAM if needed, but it would be nice to know the minimum RAM i would need for let's say: 10 mods, 10 plugins, 10 players.
Another question, would the players joining a modded server need to download and install mods manually on their own? Or would the server install all the mods for the client automatically with 1 click? (accept button)