Krazy Realm - A Minecraft Experience I'm going to be creating a semi cheap server. There's going to be slight generic items on the server, for I am creating a challenge for myself. To sum it up, there's an eBook that I bought a while back. In it, it gives a general outline of how you can run a successful Minecraft server with little money. It also gives steps on how to advertise, run forums, and how to achieve decent numbers. My ultimate goal with this project is to follow this eBook 99% of the way. In it, it suggests using forum software from Enjin. However, I've decided to go cheap and use myBB on a DO (Digital Ocean) droplet. This is running me $10.00 a month, but I didn't have to pay for software and have full control over it. I could even drop it down to $5.00 a month in all honesty. Goal: Create a generic and cheap Minecraft server and make it successful. My terms of successful are 10 or more dedicated players, daily votes, registered members on the website with active comments, and frequent donations. The donations only need to cover server costs. Anything more will be donated. Plan: - Use myBB for forum software - Create a realm/survival type server - Not Pay-2-win - Cheap as possible but also not laggy or terrible - No premium plugins (even though I own them already) - No advertisement payouts Monthly Costs: - Web hosting: $10/month (Digital Ocean droplet; can make it $5/month) - Server hosting: $10/month (SYS server from OVH sharing a dedicated server with my other networks; got the figure as a rough estimate) - Donations: $?? (unsure of what to go with; thinking of free alternatives) If you have suggestions for what to do, I'd be happy to hear. I posted this here to spark some interest. I want to prove that it's possible to run a server cheap but also successful while spending no money on advertisements.