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I have a website asifslab.com and I want to set up a minecraft server there so that it is 24/7. Is there any way to do this through FTP or cPanel or will I have to set it up on my PC?

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This will depend on your access level and service agreement with your host... I am not sure this is something we can really answer for you and may be to specific of a question for the sight in general. –  James May 5 '13 at 8:07
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No, there is no way as far as I'm concerned. I'm pretty sure you mite have to invest in a dedicated server (with lots of RAM) as there is generally no way of executing the server through your host.

Or you could just host the server on your own PC

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No. Your web host will likely be what's called "shared hosting". This means the hoster runs a large number on websites on the same host. You'd be able to upload the server .exe or .jar to your server but you couldn't run it. You'd need to run it on your PC or use a proper minecraft server host.

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Your website is located on a web hosting. This means that that machine runs only one program (well, a set of programs) you have access to - a web server, that serves pages for browsers. To set up a Minecraft world, you will need to run a completely different program - a Minecraft server. This requires you to have operating-system-level access to the server, which cheap web hosters do not provide.

You will need either a private server with full access (expensive) or rent a Minecraft server from some specialized service (there are some, just like with web servers).

On the bright side, you'll probably be able to bind that rented Minecraft server to the same domain name, like mc.asifslab.com, though it will be physically in another place.

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