Welcome Guest! Please log-in to access all of our functions.

Billing Center

How to Ping a Minecraft Server

How to ping a Minecraft server to check the latency between you and the server.

1. Open up your Minecraft client and navigate to the server list (Multiplayer)
2. Add a server to the list using the "Add Server" button.
3. When the server is added click "Refresh".
4. Wait a couple of seconds for your server list to refresh. 
5a. Hover your mouse over the icon in the top right of the server entry.
5b. The icon will be grey bars or grey bars with an "X" over it prior to the refresh. 
5c. If the bars are scrolling blue, wait a few more seconds or click "Refresh" again.
5d. Once the bars are green the refresh has completed and you can see your ping to the server. 
6. Hover your mouse over the icon and you should see a number e.g. "173ms" this is your ping.

If no number appears then ensure that you are using the right IP address for the server, the server is online and that you and the server are using the same version of Minecraft.

At 190ms+ you may experience latency lag. To get this resolved, we can move your server to a node in a location that is closer to you. Please submit a ticket to our General Support department to get this process started.

Was this answer helpful?

Also Read

Reducing Lag on Minecraft Servers (Views: 142461)
This knowledgebase article will help you learn how to reduce lag on your Minecraft server. Reasons for lag:- Too many players and not enough RAM.- Too many mobs/items and not...
How to Change Your Minecraft World Seed (Views: 68855)
How to change your world seed for your Minecraft server.To change your world seed and start a new world, log into Multicraft, select and stop your server and follow these...
Changing your MOTD/Public Minecraft Server Name (Views: 110248)
To change your MOTD that displays in the Minecraft server screen in your Minecraft client, log into Multicraft, select and stop your Minecraft server and follow these steps:1....
The Minecraft Server Hosting Glossary (Key Terms) (Views: 22400)
Running a Minecraft server can be an exciting but also daunting experience for some. This guide has been created to make that task much easier on you! Please take the time to...
How To Install A Ready Made Map (Views: 21388)
This guide is intended to guide you through the process of installing one of our ready-made maps to your server. As with all of our guides, it is strongly recommended that you...