How to find a Minecraft server?

You’ve been playing Minecraft for a while in solo mode, but you’re starting to get bored. The prospect of meeting dozens or even hundreds of players on the same map makes you dream. But you encounter an obstacle, how to choose the right Minecraft server in multiplayer to play on? There are many solutions available to you.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the different possibilities available to you and guide you towards the one that suits you.

First, let’s start by looking at the alternatives:

  • Playing with a friend who hosts their own local server
  • Find a server on a specialized website
  • Search by yourself on a forum

Host your own Minecraft server

This solution may seem off-topic, but if you have never tried it, I strongly recommend it. Of course, it is necessary to have at least one friend to play it.


  • Free
  • Not subject to any outside entity
  • Hours of fun!


  • You need to have some technical background to set up the server
  • Unless you have a big machine, you won’t be able to be on the server much
  • You have to keep the hosting PC running so that the server is online

Find a Minecraft server on a specialized site

Here is the solution that combines saving time and not spending money: going through a site that references and ranks servers by the hundred.

Finding a Minecraft server on a specialized site like is simple and convenient.

On this type of website, you will find a ranking of servers of all types (RP, PVE, PVP, Skyblock, Faction, Premium …), working under a voting system. Most of the time, it’s up to the user to vote for a server, and the one who gets the most votes goes to the top of the list.

Whether you think this system is biased or not, it is still a good way to have access to hundreds of servers and all the information about them in a few clicks.


  • The classification of servers allowing to find easily
  • A long list regularly updated


  • The ranking is based on a voting system, the more players a server has, the more chance it has to be on top. Don’t hesitate to look at the end of the list, you might find some good servers.

Find a server on a forum

If you have the soul of an explorer, and you are ready to search for hours on a forum to find the rare pearl, this solution remains the most adapted for you.


  • You can exchange with the admins and the players
  • On an active forum, there are many choices


  • You have to be ready to search for hours to find the right server
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