Setting up a Minecraft Server on Google Compute Engine
To run a dedicated Minecraft server, you need a dedicated server machine, plenty of RAM, and plenty of bandwidth. Why not let Google handle these requirements for you? In this lab, you'll learn how to install, configure, and run a standard Minecraft server on Google Compute Engine.
Your Minecraft server software will run on a Compute Engine instance, which is a virtual machine that runs on Google's infrastructure. This lab uses the default machine type for Compute Engine instances, n1-standard-1. The n1-standard-1 machine type includes a 10 GB boot disk, 1 virtual CPU (vCPU), and 3.75 GB of RAM. This machine type runs Debian Linux by default.
To make sure there's plenty of room for your Minecraft server's world data, you'll also attach a high performance 50 GB persistent solid-state drive (SSD) to your instance. With the addition of this persistent SSD, your instance will satisfy the system requirements for a dedicated Minecraft server and support up to 50 players comfortably.
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