While some people just want to play Minecraft with their friends, some people have bigger things in mind. If you have aspirations of earning a side income from a heavily modded Minecraft server, you’re going to need to take some extra steps to make your server as legitimate as possible.
Minecraft servers are often hosted through third-party server hosting companies. These companies maintain all of the high-tech equipment needed to support hundreds or thousands of servers. This means you can expect your server to run flawlessly at all times of the day and night, which is essential if you want to charge players fees for access to mods or items.
Once your server is fully online and secure, you need to consider how people will interact with your business. You need a dedicated IP Minecraft address to make sure everything you do is secure and professional. The video on this page explains what a dedicated IP address is and how you can use it to support an online business.
Some Minecraft hosting companies offer dedicated IP addresses as part of their high-level service packages, so you don’t have to set this up on your own.