What are three ways to get a free Minecraft server hosting program? That’s the subject of an essay an information technology professor gave me for one of my classes. I’m taking night and weekend classes trying to get a tech-centered associates degree so I can start working better jobs and make more money. I know technology is the future of the economy and loaded up on as many IT classes as I could, but I wasn’t expecting an essay, much less one about free Minecraft hosting programs.
I’m thinking the professor is testing on us on something. He’s very big on privacy, respect, and ethics in this class, and I’m guessing that’s what he’s looking for in this essay. I wouldn’t be shocked to discover that if it’s the truth. I’ve been chatting with other students, most of who are younger than me, about this essay, and how do you get free server hosting for this game? Most of them immediately deliver the answer of just pirating server software from one of the peer-to-peer or torrent sites. I know what those are, but I don’t believe in using them. I might have to list that as a technical option in my essay but also come out against it to please the professor, quite simply because I really only know of two other ways to possibly do it for free.
Both involve setting up your own personal computer and leaving it running, connected online, 24/7. Of course you still have to have the server software. For that, you can look for public domain, open-source projects. Linux is the operating system example most people have heard of that is like this.
The only other way to do it that I know of is to become a staff member of an existing server, and make notable contributions to that project in the hopes that the administrator eventually rewards you with the source code for their own server for your own personal use. I have heard of this happening, but it also doesn’t usually work out for those that go into it looking for that specific benefit.
I actually admire this professor. Assigning an IT class an essay, and one with a rather difficult question, has thrown the students for a loop. This class won’t be a cakewalk after all, and I like that.