I've been hosting two Minecraft servers for three years now. I've always kept the community small, up to 20 players, but 8 on average. Recently I started experimenting with modpacks and put one together myself with sponge on top to support some plugins, but since it uses OTG (Biome Bundle) and dungeon generators for terrain generation, the current hosts' 4 core average CPU simply won't do anymore. Minecraft Server Information 1. I run two servers, but I'm getting rid of one to concentrate on the modpack server. 2. Both servers are survival, one has factions 3. On average I have around 8 players, can go up to 20. 4. All servers are in Europe Hardware Information 1. No preference, though I'm not familiar with the advantages. 2. Up to 15€ for now 3. I can setup everything myself. I'd rather avoid setup fees. 4. 4GB, though might upgrade later. 5. i7 or higher. The higher the better, since the biggest problem at the moment is worldgen. 6. SSD preferred, though It's not a requirement. 10GB-50GB 7. low end DDoS protection will do. I looked into Withernode today, the technical stats seem fairly decent (Intel Xeon E5-1650v4 4.0GHz) and the price is good, though some other providers had an option for a dual CPU, so I'd rather look through potential alternatives before making a choice.