View Distance and Simulation Distance are configuration options for Minecraft servers.
View Distance sets the number of chunks that are visible in all directions around a player.
Simulation Distance sets the number of chunks that will run in-game processes (even if they’re not visible): load entities, grow crops, run automatic contraptions, etc.
These options can be found in the server.properties file located in the main / root directory of your Minecraft server.
Although players can customize their client's render distance, the view distance and the simulation distance options can force a limit to the amount of world data that the server sends to every single computer/player connected to a Minecraft server. Doing so is a great way to reduce lag on your server.
You can manually change your server's view and simulation distance by following the steps below:
- On the server’s control panel, navigate to Files > Config Files.
- Navigate to Server Settings.
- Locate the option called View Distance or Simulation Distance and enter a number from 3 to 32. By default, these are set to 10. If you are experiencing lag on your server, it is recommended to choose a lower value than your current setting.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Save button.
- Restart your server for the changes to apply.
You may learn more about View/Simulation Distance and how they are used to reduce server lag here: Tips: Reducing Server Lag
Learn more about the server.properties file and how to configure it from this article: How to Configure Your Minecraft Server (server.properties)If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at: https://shockbyte.com/billing/submitticket.php