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:.
Managing Multiplayer Game Servers
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This reference architecture details the steps to setup a basic Azure backend that will host a game server on either Windows or Linux, using Minecraft server as an example. A resource group is a logical collection of Azure resources. All resources are deployed and managed in a resource group. Do the following to create a resource group:. Create a resource and choose a virtual machine with the operating system that the game server will run on.