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I'm planning to buy a dedicated server. I'd really like to get cPanel running on it, as I really like the way it makes everything easy :D. However, the main reason I'm getting the server is for a Minecraft server. The question is, will they run together without any kind of conflicts?

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If you want a server to run Minecraft a sit's primary function, I'd strongly advise AGAINST running cPanel on it. Minecraft eats all the memory it can get it's hands on, as does cPanel and Apache.

As cPanel will be no help whatsoever in getting Minecraft running you're better off taking a vanilla installed OS on your server and then putting Minecraft on it.

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I'd echo what Simon has said. Really, when running a Minecraft Server, you want as much resources dedicated to running Minecraft as possible. You could run a lightweight webserver as well for a map viewable in a browser as well, but for things like CPanel it's best to avoid them. Of course, if you have 8GB of RAM in your server, 4GB used for Minecraft to handle only a couple of players then it should be fine. – tombull89 Jan 7 '12 at 17:06
A couple of players? I'm running 8 slots on 512MB of RAM without any problem :P – Bogdacutu Jan 7 '12 at 17:12

I agree with everyone above, you might want to look for a hosting company that runs minecraft and you just pay for the slots.

More RAM the better

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I already got one. :D – Bogdacutu Jan 9 '12 at 19:13

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