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.
Step 1: Create a Linux Instance
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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.
The price for a Dedicated Host varies by instance family, region, and payment option. Regardless of the quantity or the size of instances that you choose to launch on a particular Dedicated Host you only pay for each active Dedicated Host. When you allocate a Dedicated Host for use, you pick an instance family such as R5 or M5 for the host. Savings Plans offer significant savings over On Demand, just like Reservations, but automatically reduce your bills on compute usage across any AWS region, even as usage changes. The table below lists the instance family and instance size configurations supported on Dedicated Hosts. The table also includes information on the number of instances you can run for a specific instance size and family based on the physical core capacity associated with the Dedicated Host. For more information on instances, visit EC2 Instance Types. Dedicated Hosts powered by the AWS Nitro System support multiple instance types within the same instance family on a host. For example, when you allocate a R5 Dedicated Host, you can use a host with 2 sockets and 48 physical cores to run different R5 instance types such as r5.
Yet even with similar computational offerings, there are some major differences between Dedicated Instances and Dedicated Hosts. Here we explore some of the differences in-depth. Dedicated instances offer a few different options for paying for services. Users can pay on-demand for only what they use, without any long-term commitments. With Dedicated Instances you can pay per hour for compute capacity.