Do You Need a Dedicate IP Address for Your Minecraft Server?

1 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

In short, no, you do not need a dedicated IP address for your Minecraft server. 

🔗 The best way to create a memorable IP address for your server is to use a domain name. 

The main difference between a dedicated IP and a shared IP is that with a dedicated IP, you won't need to add a port after your server's IP address. Here is an example of a shared IP and dedicated IP. 

Shared IP:


Dedicated IP:


As you can see in the example above, the dedicated IP no longer has a port. However, it is still harder to memorize than "". Thus, domains should be used if you want a memorable IP. 


📝 Another difference between dedicated and shared IPs for Minecraft servers is that dedicated IP, in some cases, can make setting up voting and other plugins easier. These cases are very limited, though, and in all cases we have seen, shared IPs can be used as well. 

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