I am trying to determine whether I can use (server-side) mods on Realms for Minecraft Java Edition, and have found several conflicting opinions. For example, this article from Beebom says I can:
While Bedrock realms are only limited to the add-ons that the Minecraft developers provide, you are free to fully mod Minecraft Realms in the Java edition.
But the official Realms FAQ says not, although the wording is not entirely clear, and appears to be partially discussing Realms for Bedrock:
The Realms: Java Edition has support for a growing number of minigames and custom maps made by the community. Realms servers on mobile, console, and Windows 10 (and above) support Add-Ons and Marketplace maps, textures, and skins, however, full modding support is not available.
And this article from Apex hosting services doesn't really seem to answer the question I'm asking (and anyway they have good reason to advertise their own product).
Can anyone give me a definitive answer on this before I purchase a Realms subscriptions?
Edit: I went ahead and subscribed to Apex Hosting, because it gives you more control over the server; but an answer to the above may still help other gamers.