Minecraft might be very different now than it was back in 2010, when Markus "Notch" Persson first released the beta, but it's still wildly popular. The game, now owned by Microsoft, lets players set up their own private servers to play with friends, and a virtual private server (VPS) is a popular way to get started. What should you look for in a VPS Minecraft server host?
No matter whether you’re using SSD Nodes for your personal website hosting, game server, or as the home for your startup’s SaaS application, there will probably be a point where you need to take code from your local machine and send it to your server.
You've probably seen pictures of data centers, those large hallways lined with servers. A virtual private server (VPS) is like buying a piece of one of those servers. The hosting provider (like SSD Nodes) breaks up a server into smaller pieces, called virtual machines, which allow different users to have completely separated installations on the same machine.
For those new to Linux administration, or navigating their very first virtual private server (VPS), Bash typically presents one of the largest learning curves. Oftentimes, it alone is enough to convince would-be Linux users to head back toward Windows or OS X for their personal machines, and back to managed hosting options for their personal website, for example.