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I want to host a minetest server on my computer, but I don't know how.

So basically, I just want to know how to, in layman's terms, how to host a server that would run off of my internet service. That way I can decide what settings and mods are on.

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  • Are you having an issue with something specific? They have an official wiki on server setup.
    – Batophobia
    Apr 12, 2021 at 19:04
  • Basically I wanted layman's terms of how to create a server other people can join using my personal internet service.
    – RBlong2us
    Aug 27, 2021 at 2:46
  • Your best bet is probably to follow a tutorial, like the one in the wiki linked above or try finding a video on YouTube. If you run into a specific problem, feel free to ask a new question, and you can always post an answer to this yourself if you think it'd be helpful for others.
    – Batophobia
    Aug 27, 2021 at 14:22

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The easiest solution I've found is to use Docker.

I hosted a few Minetest servers using LinuxServer.io's Docker image. All the info on how to run them is here: https://hub.docker.com/r/linuxserver/minetest

I've run them without issues for about three years even on really cheap VPS servers with less than 1GB of RAM (but for 2-3 players).

You have the option to simply run using Docker CLI, but I prefer using docker-compose, as I sometimes have more Minetest servers on the same machine.

Recently I noticed that there's an official set of Minetest Docker images that you could try.

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