Host Minecraft on Host Factor for free


In Minecraft, players explore a blocky, procedurally-generated 3D world with virtually infinite terrain, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools and items, and build structures or earthworks. Depending on game mode, players can fight computer-controlled "mobs", as well as cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world. Game modes include a survival mode, in which players must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, and a creative mode, where players have unlimited resources. Players can modify the game to create new gameplay mechanics, items, and assets.

Available regions

Host Minecraft in any of the following regions. You generally want to pick a region closest to you so you can reduce latency.
United States
South Carolina
United States


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  1. After your server starts, open Minecraft
  2. Click "Multiplayer"
  3. Click "Direct Connection"
  4. Enter [your server host]:[your server port] and click "Join Server"
  5. Done!


Host Factor allows you to upload whatever mods you want to your server. There are several sites hosting Minecraft mods but a popular one would be Curse Forge. To install any mod on your server:

  1. Download the mod
  2. Select your server in Host Factor
  3. Click the "App Settings" button
  4. Under the "Disk" section where it says "Select your mods", upload the mod you just downloaded
  5. Click "Confirm"


Host Factor will automatically back up your Minecraft saves every ~10 minutes. You can download/upload saves whenever you want with no limit on size.

Uploading a save

  1. Click on your server in Host Factor
  2. In the sidebar that appears, click the "App Settings" button
  3. Under the "Select a save file" section under "Disk", click the upload button.
  4. Locate your save file. Depending on your OS your saves files could be located in different folders. Typically, they can be found in:

    Windows: Enter %appdata%\.minecraft\saves into the address bar in File Explorer
    Mac: Go to Finder, press cmd+shift+g and enter ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves
    Linux: Navigate to ~/.minecraft/saves
  5. Zip the folder containing your world. This is available via right-clicking the world folder.
  6. Select the "*.zip" file you just made
  7. Click the "Confirm" button in Host Factor.

Downloading a save

Since we back up all of your save files, you can access them at any time in Host Factor:

  1. Click on your server in Host Factor
  2. In the sidebar that appears, click the "Files" button
  3. Navigate to the "saves" directory
  4. Select your save and click the "Download" button.

Sign up now to start your free Minecraft server!

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