How Long Do Aternos Servers Last?

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When you come to this page, you may want to find out the information about how long you can keep your server running. You have to know that your server stays online as long as someone plays on it. For your information, there is no time limit. However, crashed may occur on every server. In this case, you are able to check the log to get more information regarding possible errors. You will be able to find the log here:

You are able to use to get automatic suggestions for errors in your log. To do that, simply you are able to go to your log in the Aternos panel and then you have to click on the button “Share” in the top right. After that, you are going to get redirected to your log on If there are any suggestions available, you are going to see a button “Show suggestions” in the top left of the page. Please follow those suggestions to fix the problem. In other case, if there are no suggestions or you do not know how to solve the problem, so you are able also to send us the link to your log here.

By the way, is there a way to stop Aternos servers from shutting down when no one is playing? We know it is a bit disappointing, but Aternos reviews all plugins before they get uploaded which is why the plugins like Fake Players Online is not there. Unfortunately, there is no way to keep the server up and running when your offline.

From another source, we get information that there is a way to keep a server. It is by purchasing a dedicated server. They are going to be on for 24/7 until you click on the “STOP” command. For this case, you only need to purchase a server from them to keep it running 24/7 or try to win a giveaway. Usually, they put out on their twitter like in the past time they have a Christmas giveaway. Yeah, there is one free way to leave your server up and running, but other than that, there is nothing else except purchasing a server from them.

In addition, here we will also explain the options of your server. But, we are going to explain some of them.


  • Slots

The slots define how lots of players are able to play on your server at the same time. This setting has no effect on the performance of your server.

  • Gamemode

The gamemode option defines which gamemode is going to be applied to the players which never played on your server before. If you want to switch the gamemode just for you or for a short time, you are able to use the gamemode command instead.

  • Whitelist

If enabled, only players on your whitelist who can join your server. This helps to protect your server from uninvited guests.

  • Cracked

If enabled, people with non premium Minecraft account are allowed to join your server.

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