What if I told you there’s a hassle-free way of setting up your own Minecraft server along with minecraft alt in 3 minutes that requires no technical knowledge whatsoever?

A while back my friend Dave and I tried to set up our own Minecraft server and it was one of the most frustrating experiences of the year. I want you to take a second and put yourself in my shoes so you have an idea of what I was feeling.

Imagine purchasing Minecraft for the first time, remember that? Try to relive that initial excitement about the game and all the possibilities it gave to you. Envision the list of buildings, statues, and monuments you wanted to build in your world.

A week-long college break was coming up and we wanted to play Minecraft online together all week. We planned to start playing on day one and play for hours every day together.

We were tech-savvy people; both Dave and I had PCs we built ourselves, we were the ‘go-to’ people when our families needed tech stuff set up. Surely we can figure out how to set up a Minecraft server, we thought. Boy was we wrong.

We set off to do it and met problem after problem. He got the world working, but I couldn’t connect; I got the world set up and he couldn’t connect. We tried other computers, other configurations, but there are just so many factors we didn’t know what combination of things we needed to change to start playing.

The model of the router we were using, our ISP, our settings, our OS, our firewalls, and anti-virus programs were all potential factors and we were fed up. Imagine the frustration of “Is it working now? No? ok try now. No? Let me reboot. Now you try to reboot” for hours on end for days. What was supposed to be a weeklong college vacation filled with multiplayer Minecraft turned into a weeklong troubleshooting session. I wish I had that week back.

Then I discovered Jest Servers and kicked myself for not looking into it earlier. They’re a company that will set up and hosts your server for you, so you don’t have to feel that frustration of setting it up for yourself. You just go to their website, sign up, and in somewhere around 3 minutes you’ll receive information on how to start playing.

Is it free? No, it’s not, but that’s ok and there are two major reasons why:

Additional BenefitsThe ease and speed of setup are just the beginning. There are tons of benefits you get when ordering from Jest. You get quick and easy access to mods and Plugins. You don’t have to keep your computer on 24/7 to run the server. You get crash recovery, a daily updated cartography map, and much much more.

Sometimes it’s better to hand the work off.

You always have the option of buying cheese, sauce, dough, and pepperoni to make your own pizza. It will probably be cheaper than delivery. But when you order pizza you’ll get your money back if it’s coming out wrong, you don’t need to spend the time making it or read up on how to. In the same way, sometimes when setting something up it’s worth paying to make sure it’s easy and problem-free on your end, so you can concentrate on having fun.


Chris Harrison is a content writer and editor from New Caledonia. He is currently managing Oneunionone which is based in North Carolino. Before founding the website, he was a full time editor in New York USA.