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. We have hosted Minecraft & other Game Servers for users all throughout Australia & New Zealand. 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.

24/7 Servers & Incredible Support

The best customer service in the industry, featuring support from experienced server administrators for your always online server.

Ultra Low Latency

Our Auckland, New Zealand Data Center provides a low latency connection for every customer, player within Australia & New Zealand

Port Control 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.

Test Our Server Location

Low Latency to Australia & New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

More Than Minecraft

Minecraft: Java Edition
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
ARMA3
Garry's Mod
Starbound
Satisfactory
Ark: Survival Evolved
Team Fortress 2
Factorio
Terraria
Valheim

Services

μVM (Coming Soon)
Wicked Fast Ryzen 5000, SSD powered virtual servers for the most complex and demanding workloads.
Premium Cloud VPS (Coming Soon)
Premium KVM servers configured with Linux or Windows!
Docker Hosting
Container hosting for general purpose applications, Docker lets you host everything from an Minecraft Server to a Database and everything in between!
Dedicated Server (Contact Us)
Unlimited Power ™ Bespoke virtual machines hosted in our data center.

Addons

Dedicated IP
Server Migration
Transferring over from another host? Well migrate your server for you, for free!
Free Subdomain
Free "*.srv.pixelpond.io" subdomain!
Server Setup
Mod-pack & Plugin installation optionally available with Permissions Setup for a nominal fee, available now (Minecraft only)!
Semi-Manged Server
Take the hassle out of running your own server, for a nominal monthly fee we'll take care of your server for you!

Countless Server Versions

The most common Minecraft server versions are included in our control panel. After you've decided whether to use Java Edition or Bedrock, you may fine-tune the software that will power your server. You will select the initial version after checkout, but you can change it as many times as you want.

There are many more options to explore if you choose a Java Edition server, which is favoured by PC-based users. If you want to personalise your own server on Spigot, Bukkit, or Paper, plugins are an excellent method to do it. If you like to play with mods, you can use Forge as the server version and choose which modules to utilise.

Low Latency Connections

We've hosted hundreds of thousands of game servers of various sizes over the previous seven years. We've got you covered, whether it's a little vanilla server or a huge bungee network. The video integrations and clean style of our highly tailored control panel make administering your server a pleasure. Our one-of-a-kind user interface offers the best functionality of any panel, with all the dependability and capability you'll need for adding plugins, accessing the console, and making other file modifications. Our web browser access and smartphone friendly designs make the panel a favourite among server admins.

With hosting available in Auckland, New Zealand we provide great connections throughout New Zealand and anywhere from Sydney, Australia to Perth, Australia.

Industry Leading Support across Australia & New Zealand

In the minecraft server hosting industry, we have the most knowledgeable support staff. You can start a live chat or send a ticket if you run across any problems while running your server. These are dealt with by live, knowledgeable personnel. With years of experience, our support team can resolve the majority of outage and slowness issues by correcting setup and other common errors.

After a few years in this industry, you begin to understand how your competitors operate. In comparison to other providers, we have the best hardware. Our AMD Ryzen CPUs, DDR4 RAM, and Solid State Drives are never oversold, so don't limit your CPU and threads. Our powerful 1Gbps connection provides 99.9% uptime and is the best there is.

How Do We Stack Up?

Features
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Pricing (AUD)$5/GB$7.5/GB$6.5
ProcessorRyzen 9 5950xi7-7700KEPYC 7443P
Drive TypeSSDSSDSSD
Instant Setup
DDoS Protection
Java Selection
Public Node Stats
Free Discord Support
Unlimited Player Slots
FTP Access
Automatic Snapshot
Trial4 Days5 Days

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