How to Troubleshoot Lag on a Forge Server

This guide will show you how to troubleshoot lag on your Minecraft Forge Server, including multiple methods for troubleshooting and reducing lag.

Vanilla Lag Reduction

Types of Lag

After you have successfully identified the type of lag your server is dealing with, you can pin down the best solutions which can be used to solve the problem. To find what kind of lag your server may be dealing with, we recommend you to check out our guide on different types of server lag.

Reducing Server View Distance

One of the simplest ways to reduce lag is by changing your server’s view distance. To do so, please check our tutorial on reducing your view distance.

Reducing Entity Lag

Amongst the most common types of lag is Entity Lag. This can be caused by a large number of entities on your server. Thankfully we have a helpful guide that provides some tips on reducing Entity Lag.

 

Profiler Mods and How to Install Them

LagGoggles

LagGoggles is a profiler mod which you can add to your server. After installation, you will be able to visually see the causes of lag in your world while playing. It’s also compatible with SpongeForge and Mixin servers. You can download LagGoggles on CurseForge.

LagGoggles on Forge

Opis

This mod is only available on servers which are running Minecraft version 1.7.10 or below. Opis is a server profiler for Forge Servers, which provides you with commands to capture timings for entities and tile entities. It also gives you the ability to track and teleport to reports of lag which might be useful to see where and what the issue may be. You can download Opis on CurseForge.

Opis on Forge

Installation Steps

  1. Download desired Profiler mod and their dependencies from their link.
  2. Once downloaded, connect to your server via FTP. We recommend using FileZilla.
  3. Upload the mod and dependencies into the mods folder.

Once the upload is complete, Start your server.

Lag-reducing Mods and How to Install Them

FastWorkbench, FastFurnace and AI Improvements are just a few great mods that aim to reduce lag on your server. Installing these mods is a simple process and can be beneficial to your server’s performance.

Installation Steps

  1. Download desired mod from their link.
  2. Once downloaded, connect to your server via FTP. We recommend using FileZilla.
  3. Upload the mod into the /mods/ folder.

Once the upload is complete, Start your server.

 

Timings Report

A timings report is a tool exclusive to Spigot, PaperSpigot and SpongeForge servers. It allows you to capture a detailed breakdown of your server performance and informs you what process exactly is causing lag on your server. We have a more thorough guide about Timings reports here.

Timings Report

Spark

Spark is a performance profiling plugin/mod that grants you access to various tools such as ones for diagnosing performance & memory issues and keeping track of overall server health. Spark is very simple to install, but it provides you with many options and commands, thus we recommend you to check our guide on installing and using Spark.

Spark

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Mitchell Smith

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