Minecraft is a very popular online game where players create buildings, caves, and much more while defending their creations from enemies and other players. It is an online multiplayer game meaning you can play with friends or random people online. When you decide you want to play with friends, one of you will need to create and host the game. With minecraft hosting you have certain powers over the other players, mainly the power to kick unruly or disruptive players from the game, send messages over the entire game and other tools to make the game play experience better.If you decide to be the host of the game, you should have a good internet connection, as it could create lag for other players which could ruin the game for them, it could also crash the game entirely for others. If your connection drops completely, it will kill the game lobby and kick all players from the game.
There is also another type of host when it comes to Minecraft, and that is the server host. The server host has made the server so many games of Minecraft can be played, these games may allow custom mods or custom rules to be used. The server host can modify the rules, or give the power to create modified lobbies. Server host can also send server messages which will be seen on all players screens in every game on that server.
When hosting a server a good internet connection is a must, as many players and many games depend on your server being online, so if the server crashes or goes offline then all games on the server will end. Most server host set a specific time to reset the servers, either daily or weekly, to help prevent server issues or bugs, or other issues that may slow down the game during play. Some server hosts will hold donation drives or sell perks for players to use to help offset the costs of running the servers.
Hosting either a server or a game are vastly different in the way things are ran or what all control over the game and experience for other players. It’s not hard work to host a game or server, though it takes a bit more dedication and time to host a server, as you have multiple games running at once that relies entirely on you, your connection, and how well maintained your server is.