Unraid + Minecraft

Host your own private servers, load custom maps, and mods, and limit who can and cannot connect.

Unraid takes your Minecraft experience to a whole new level!

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Benefits of Minecraft on Unraid

Host Your Own Minecraft Servers

Why pay a monthly fee to a hosting provider when you can host your own server for free on Unraid? As a server admin, you control the game rules, can install any mods you want, import other pre-created worlds, and limit who can join your games.

Host Your Own Community and VOIP Servers

Sure Discord is great. We use it ourselves! But what if you want a private place for just you and your buds where everything you discuss isn’t being stored on some server in a cloud somewhere far, far away? With solutions like TeamSpeak and Mumble, you can host your own community where you set the rules and decide who can participate.


Give each user a VM with their own GPU, monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Host the games and your voice communications in containers or VMs as well. Unraid can literally enable a LAN party out of a single rig.

In-Home Game Streaming

With solutions like NVIDIA Shield and Steam In-Home Streaming, you can easily place your loud server and GPU somewhere out of sight, out of mind, and use the power of wireless game streaming to beam the experience to a variety of devices in your home.

Privacy and Control

By hosting your own game and community/voice servers, you decide who can participate and what level of access they have. This is ideal for parents that want to create safe and isolated play spaces for their kids or adult gamers that want to host private gaming events just for friends and family.

Get Started with Unraid Today

To start your free 30-day trial of Unraid OS, you'll need a high-quality USB flash drive and an internet connection to your server.

Your USB drive must contain a unique GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) and be between 1GB and 32GB in size.

Next, install the OS on your USB drive by downloading our USB Creator app, an open-source program digitally signed by Lime Technology, Inc.

Visit our Getting Started article for details on how to set up Unraid OS.

Unraid + Minecraft Tutorial

This video by SpaceInvaderOne walks you through how to set up a Minecraft server and even connect it to a domain for easy access.

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