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Run a Minecraft server for free on Kubernetes

posted Aug 9, 2020, 9:56 AM by Chris G   [ updated Aug 9, 2020, 9:57 AM ]

Simplify deployment for multiplayer Minecraft on a self-hosted Raspberry Pi server using Kubernetes

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Just like Minecraft is more fun when a friend shows you how to make torches and avoid creepers, Kubernetes is also less scary with someone to guide the way.

The Minecraft wiki has lots of pointers for setting up your own server. But it doesn’t say how to do it with Kubernetes. I recently learned how easy it is to deploy an app to a local Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes.

Let’s try it again — this time to run a free Minecraft server on Kubernetes.