Easy Game Server Hosting

We have made it simple to create your Game Server by providing the best hosting experience with industry leading customer service. Our dedicated hardware features high performance CPUs and enterprise Solid State Drives (SSDs) providing a lag free experience for you!

DDoS Protection

Our networks are fully secured and protected from small to large DDoS attacks to keep your server online with 24/7 uptime.

Super Web Panel

Monitor, manage and control your game server with our custom web based PufferPanel V2 from anywhere!

Automatic Snapshots

Automatic snapshots guarantee your data won't be lost to any bad configurations or server errors.

Instant Setup

Servers are provisioned upon purchase and ready to play within moments.

Owned Hardware

We own and deploy our own servers giving you the fastest possible hosting.

Full SFTP Access

Full SFTP lets you upload, download files safely and efficiently.
PixelPond 5 Servers

More Reasons To Join

  • Premium Hardware
  • Low Latency Network
  • Free Server Transfers
  • Minecraft Server Hosting
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  • Auckland, New Zealand Data Center
  • Intel DC Series SSDs
  • Instant Setup
  • AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (Vermeer) CPUs

Featured Games

Minecraft: Java Edition

Minecraft: Java Edition Server Hosting

Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved Server Hosting

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Server Hosting

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 Server Hosting

ARMA3

Arma3 Server Hosting

Factorio

Factorio Server Hosting

Garry's Mod

Garry'S Mod Server Hosting

Terraria

Terraria Server Hosting

Starbound

Starbound Server Hosting

Valheim

Valheim Server Hosting

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Minecraft Hosting cost?

The price of hosting a Minecraft server depends on the amount of RAM and CPU allocated. Some providers will charge based on the available resources, storage or features. Make sure to calculate the entire cost of the service before deciding what is the best for you. PixelPonds premium plans provide dedicated CPU threads and RAM. Giving you the best value for your money!

What is the best Minecraft server hosting?

The best Minecraft Hosting service provides wicked fast performance, 24/7 uptime with helpful support at a good price. For hosting Minecraft you want to have at least 2 GB of RAM available as well as a fast CPU to maintain performance as players join. It is important that the host has redundant connections and live support, to answer any questions and keep your server running 24/7.

Is hosting a Minecraft server free?

Server hosting needs fast hardware and a reliable network to provide a good product. Staff maintain servers and support customers. Some competitors offer "free" plans but pay for their servers with support, ads or other limits. Operating reliable servers always carries a cost.

How do I host a Minecraft server?

You can make your own Minecraft server by choosing a host and determining what resources you need. Most packages are set up immediately after you check out and ready within minutes. All you need to do is share the IP address with everyone you want to play with.

How do I play Minecraft with friends?

There are several ways to play Minecraft with friends including: Realms, Local Server or a Private Server. Realms is the hosting solution built into Minecraft, it is the easiest solution to work with but is the slowest and least flexible. Local Servers, are the most difficult to work with but may be the most flexible way to play Minecraft. But, Local Servers are not the safest way to play as you need to open up the server to the internet. Private Servers are a safe and fast way to host a Minecraft server, because hosting providers handle network security for you.

How do I add mods to Forge for Minecraft?

To add mods to your server first you will need to install Minecraft Forge or Fabric server. Then you can download the mods you want to play with, then log into your server panel (or SFTP). From there upload your mods into the 'mod' folder. After restarting the server the mods will be running.

How do I add plugins to Minecraft?

To add plugins first you will need to install Bukkit. We recommend that you install PaperMC because, it is much faster and it supports all bukkit plugins. Then you can download the plugins you want to play with, log into your server panel (or SFTP). From there you can upload your plugins to the 'plugin' folder. After restarting the server the plugins will be running.

How do I setup a custom IP (domain name) for my server?

To join a Minecraft Server a player needs to know the address of the server and enter it into their Minecraft client. These addresses will look like 192.168.0.1:25567 but this can be confusing. An easy way to have a memorable address is to use a domain name like pixelpond.io or play.pixelpond.io. Once you have a domain name you will need to set up an "SRV" and a "A" record in your DNS manager. With a dedicated IP address you don't need to type the port (:25565) and can instead type only the IP address 192.168.0.1