Me and my girlfriend our looking to set up our own public minecraft server. I plan on putting a large amount of work into this, not something that pops up for a few weeks and dies out a few weeks later. Unfortunately, I do not have the internet capabilities to host my own server so I'm looking to purchase server hosting and I'm looking for some expert opinions. I have a few main questions:
What kind of price range am I looking at for a server that can hold 50 people?
What kind of customization options are available to use? Can I write my own mods or am I restricted to a list of them?
What is the most reliable server host to use? Does anybody have recommendations?
Thanks for any and all help, I appreciate it!