How Many Players Can I Host with My Plan?

We allow unlimited slots on all plans, however, the actual amount of players your server can run is dependant on the amount of RAM your server has.

As Minecraft updates, the RAM requirements for servers increase with it. We are currently in the process of updating this page to fit today's RAM requirements. Thank you for your understanding.

On average, most servers will be able to host roughly 20 players for every 1GB of RAM. However, the actual amount of players your server can run will depend on the number of plugins you're using, the size and amount of worlds, as well as any other modifications you have made.

We do allow unlimited player slots on all servers, so you can set your player slots beyond this. However, we don't suggest raising the limit beyond our recommendations as it could cause your server to crash if too many players are on the it at once. However, it can be useful if you are very experienced and understand how to optimize your server for your specific use case.

Server Type Suggested Players Per 1GB RAM
Vanilla 18
CraftBukkit 18
Spigot 20
Forge & Mod Packs 10-15 (Depending heavily on the number of mods)
Minecraft: Pocket Edition 20


As the amount of players that can fit on a server directly correlates to memory - these recommendations apply regardless of which host you're using. 1GB of RAM is still 1GB of RAM wherever you go.

However, our servers are very powerful and can run hundreds of players in a single plan if you have sufficient memory. Many other hosts will reach other bottlenecks such as lack of CPU or disk speed - this means that even if you purchase a large enough plan with one of our competitors, their servers won't be able to handle a large player count. With Shockbyte, your server will always be able to grow and support the number of players you need. Our performance in these areas is significantly more powerful than our competitors. For example, we're the only host than runs NVMe SSDs, which are 6x faster than regular SATA SSDs and over 25x faster than HDDs. This means the disk speed of our servers is at least 6x faster than all of our competitors - that really is an incredible difference.


It is generally recommended to allocate 1GB of RAM, plus an additional 1GB of RAM for every 500 players. Please keep in mind that additional plugins may impact the amount needed in your case.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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