How do I find public Minecraft servers? Is there a directory of them?


There is no official directory for Minecraft servers, but the most popular places are:

Minecraft Classic Servers
Minecraft Alpha Servers

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    the last one looks identical to mcserverlist.net – Jader Dias Nov 8 '10 at 22:19
  • Jader Dias: It's the same site. – Kevin Reid Jan 2 '11 at 15:24
  • This answer is out of date. – pppery Jul 9 '19 at 14:43

The official Minecraft forums encourage people to list their SMP servers.

Also, anyone running MCAdmin with the server list option turned on will appear in this list. if it's in there it's almost certainly public.

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  • You now have enough rep :) – badp Dec 8 '10 at 14:06

There is also Abyssal-Legion Minecraft Server Status Page.

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I'm trying to start one myself. Sorry for the shameless plug, if it's not allowed please remove :)


No servers yet, but it's going to be the most fully featured.

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  • great initiative, I hope you can gather the best list. please comment here when you have it ready. – Jader Dias Dec 8 '10 at 15:01
  • I see that you added some servers: minepal.com/servers – Jader Dias Jan 2 '11 at 19:15
  • Those are sketchy, to say the least. I've still got loads of work to do on the site! – Chuck Callebs Jan 3 '11 at 14:23

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