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    posted a message on Will hosting a server cause my ISP to charge me more money?

    Uhh, no. Port forwarding is 100% free, the only thing I can say they would charge you for is bandwidth fees but most ISPs don't charge you for how much bandwidth you use a month. A Minecraft server doesn't use much bandwidth anyways. If you do have a bandwidth cap, they should charge you for going over that limit, but if not then I don't see they would charge you for that. You could read their policies to see what they say about bandwidth usages etc. Like I said, Minecraft isn't bandwidth heavy, so I wouldn't worry about it even if you had a small limit.

    If your ISP ever charges you money to port forward, I'd recommend switching to another ISP for sure.

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    posted a message on Minecraft server

    Yes... No matter where he lives he can connect to your server. Just forward the port 25565, then find your ip by Googling "what is my IP". Start the server client, then give him your IP. If you're not sure how to port forward, you do it in your router's web page. For example 192.168.1.1 leads to my routers web page. You just need to look for where you can port forward at. You can lookup a tutorial on how to do so as well, of course.

    You should already know the rest.

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    posted a message on Windows Server or Linux Server?

    Of course, Linux. Not sure why you would use Windows, it's completely unnecessary for a Minecraft server.

    I use CentOS and recommed it. Also tried and had good luck with Ubuntu, too.

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