When starting a server one of the first things you need to do is deciding what plugins you are going to use. This could be intimidating since there are over 47 thousand plugins on spigot alone. Plugins make up a big part of how your server works and performs. Plugins can make or break the enjoyment of your server.
We here at Pandora Hosting have put a small list of our favorite plugins. All of the plugins in this list are updated to the newest version of Minecraft and are completely free.
All the plugins below can be installed from within our plugin manager.
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This our favorite on the list. EssentialsX is one of the most widely used plugins across Minecraft servers. And for a reason! The plugin comes included with over 130 commands. This plugin is something you do not want to miss.
Multiverse is a plugin you can’t go wrong with if you want to run multiple worlds within your server.
Keep in mind that each added world will use up your servers recourses.
LuckPerms is a permissions plugin for Minecraft servers (Bukkit/Spigot, BungeeCord & more). It allows server admins to control what features players can use by creating groups and assigning permissions.
Viaversion is a plugin that lets your players connect to your server from newer Minecraft versions. This helps you get more players that do not need to change their Minecraft version. There is a couple of reasons why you would like to run older server versions.
Reasons to use an old server version
- Better performance
- Access to removed features, such as the old combat system in 1.8.8
- Older game versions can connect
WorldGuard is a very powerfull plugin for your minecraft server. It allows you to have full controll over your worlds.
There is alot of options within WorldGuard such as:
- Controlling who can build within sertain zones
- Set rules on your server (deny wither block damage, falling damage, etc.)
- Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can’t be used
- Add useful commands like an immediate “STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD” command.
WorldEdit is a handy plugin for any builder. It lets you do much more than traditional building will. You can copy and paste buildings, generate structures and much more. Worldedit has been around for over 10 years.
Holographic Displays is used on over 20 000 servers as we speak. It is very handy to display information in your server spawn or throughout the world. We strongly recommend this plugin to make your server more eye appealing.
Ever wanted to roam around the world as a mob? Well, now you can! This plugin isn’t as essential to the server experience as the other entries on this list. But fun nonetheless.
None breaks rules around an admin. But have anyone stopped griefing because a cow is watching? We don’t think so.
Well, that was it for our list of the best free Minecraft plugins for 2021. If you believe that we missed anything on this list feel free to reach out to us!