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. Good news: Some plugins may legitimately help reduce lag on your server or improve its performance.

Avoid any plugins that claim to be “antilag” 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 to reduce lag and improve your server’s performance. Check back in the future as we may add more to this list later on.

  • LimitPillagers: A plugin that limits pillager spawns or stops them altogether.
  • Villager Optimiser: A plugin that limits villager search operations. Note that this plugin has less effect in versions 1.14.4+, so if you’re running the latest version, you may not need this plugin.
  • EntityTrackerFixer: A plugin that untracks entities that your server isn’t using.
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Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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