How much memory do I need for Minecraft Java Edition

The exact amount of memory required to run a Minecraft server varies greatly depending on the version of Minecraft you are running and any plugins you have installed.


Below are some general guidelines on the minimum amount of memory that we suggest for small servers. 

1.14+  We recommend a minimum of 3GB
1.13+ We recommend a minimum of 2 GB
1.12 1-2GB should run a small server fine


Feed the Beast and other Large mod packs

Most FTB packs require 3-4 GB minimum to launch.

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