In this tutorial, you set up a dedicated Minecraft server on Amazon Lightsail. Minecraft is best experienced with a dedicated server. Dedicated servers have many benefits such as:. Get started with Amzon Lightsail for free. Once you've created a Lightsail account, sign into the Lightsail console. Already have an account? Choose Create instance in the Instances tab of the Lightsail home page. Choose Change Region and Availability Zone to create your instance in another location. Note: If you expect to build a large world with more players, consider choosing a more powerful instance.
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Learn how to host a dedicated Valheim server in the cloud with this tutorial. Follow this tutorial to get your dedicated Valheim server up and running in the cloud. Valheim is a popular game, and is best experienced on a dedicated server. Dedicated servers have many advantages, for example:. Already have an account?
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For information about the configurations supported on Dedicated Hosts, see Dedicated Hosts Configuration. Dedicated Hosts and Dedicated Instances can both be used to launch Amazon EC2 instances onto physical servers that are dedicated for your use. There are no performance, security, or physical differences between Dedicated Instances and instances on Dedicated Hosts. However, there are some differences between the two. The following table highlights some of the key differences between Dedicated Hosts and Dedicated Instances:. Allows you to consistently deploy your instances to the same physical server over time. Provides additional visibility and control over how instances are placed on a physical server. For more information, see Host recovery. Dedicated Hosts allow you to use your existing per-socket, per-core, or per-VM software licenses. When you bring your own license, you are responsible for managing your own licenses.