My kids are asking to rent a Minecraft server and I was thinking it'll be better to have a static IP and use an old ITX PC with a 2GHz quad core CPU and 8GB RAM. Our broadband downstream is ~11k with the upstream at~1k. I'm not sure how many Minecraft users it would service but it's likely to be at least 100 users. Multiplay provide 100 player Minecraft servers with 8GB RAM but it costs almost £200 per month.
I have read BT do not allow home users to order a static IP which to me appears to be behind the times. I could switch to business broadband but the usage has nothing to do with business so I think a simple solution would be to allow home users to upgrade their package to one that allows ordering static IP addresses and they can price the package exactly the same as a similar business broadband package so as to prevent business customers from switching to a cheaper package.
I am not exactly sure about bandwidth usage yet but it could be around 50Mbit/s for 100 users.
Anyone running a Minecraft server at home with a static IP and can give some advice?
Edited by kial (Sun 15-Apr-12 16:06:43)