What do you need to know about Minecraft dedicated server hosting
Have you already played on foreign Minecraft servers. Somewhere servers were better, somewhere worse, somewhere with adequate administrator, somewhere - not. To create your own game server now there are two main ways: rent / buy a dedicated server or use the services of Minecraft dedicated server hosting provider.
Minecraft server rent
First, simple and fast way. In order to create your own game server it is enough to contact the Minecraft dedicated server hosting provider. Advantages of this method are that it allows you to easily, quickly and cheaply get the game server. Minecraft server will cost only 10-15 euro a month. You will be sure that your server was configured by professionals with established common modes. In addition, companies providing lease services of Minecraft servers can give, as a bonus, free 2nd level domain.
easy to pay and to install
It does not require a remote server administration experience
there is no way to install something else for a server
sometimes it is not possible to get unique settings to your server / supply the missing plugins
Rent of dedicated / virtual server
Option is more expensive than previous. You rent either a dedicated or virtual (VDS) server and then download one of the Minecraft server assembly, and install it on the server.
Servers come in 2 types: dedicated servers - physical server all the resources which completely manages by one client, and virtual dedicated servers - one physical server is divided among multiple customers, with it every client is running in your stand-alone environment and does not know about the other users on the same server. Dedicated Server - as a rule, more powerful and more expensive, VDS - tend to be less powerful and less expensive plus you can choose the value of VDS itself choosing how much power you need.
complete freedom to your server management
possibility of installation of additional services (irc, teamspeak, etc.)
generally higher, compared to the game server rental price
require server administration skills
In any case try buy a domain name for your minecraft dedicated server hosting. For example the domain name in the .ru zone is 2 dollars / year. Different resellers can find and cheaper.