This should be fun. Feel free to start a war in the comments over this one question: What is the best Minecraft host and plan for a server getting 20-25 people on at once, running 40-50 plugins. I chose this question since it's pretty much the average medium sized server. Things to take into account (not just with this thread but whenever you're doing something hosting related): How serious the host is - Don't say something stupid like "this person (person) let me use their Dell Optiplex 980 with a whole 4 gigs of RAM and a first generation Intel i5-650 for just $10/mo!" Hardware - Self explanatory Support - A lot of hosts provide crappy support DDoS protection - If they love your server, they'll hate downtime and attacks I look forward to seeing what you guys have to say.