Using Plugins to Reduce Lag on Your Minecraft Server

NOTE: This article is specifically for Minecraft Java Edition servers, and depends on Spigot or Paper plugins to work.

When you want to reduce the lag on your Bukkit, Spigot, or Paper Minecraft server, you naturally want to know if plugins can help. The good news is that some plugins legitimately help reduce lag on your server or improve its performance.

Avoid any plugins that claim to be “Anti-Lag” plugins. These plugins tend to do more harm than good in terms of server performance. Instead, use plugins that directly optimize tasks without compromising gameplay.

Here is a short list of plugins you could consider reducing lag and improving your server’s performance. Check back here regularly, this list will be updated with more lag reduction options in the future.

PLUGIN NAME DESCRIPTION
ClearLagg
This Plugin is an all-in-one lag reducer, with man features to reduce server lag. Whether it be by culling entities, limiting mod-spawning, limiting mob-eggs, setting per-item entity live-time, the list goes on.
Chunk Spawner Limiter This Plugin will limit the number of entities in a chunk, highly configurable.
Chunky This Plugin allows you to pre-generate chunks prior to players joining your server. This will helps reduce lag because chunks will not being loaded in real-time by multiple players at the same time.
StackMob This Plugin allows you to stack entities on your server, without breaking Mob Spawners. Do your players have massive mob farms spawning 100s of mobs a minute? Use this mob to stack them, making them act as only one mob.
EntityTrackerFixer A Plugin that untracks entities that your server isn’t using.
Villager Optimiser A Plugin that limits villager search operations. Note that this Plugin has less effect in version 1.14.4+, so if you’re running the latest version, you may not need this Plugin.
LimitPillagers A Plugin that limits Pillager spawns or stops them altogether.

 

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Mitchell Smith

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