Minecraft Server List

Best Minecraft Survival Servers List of 2021

Arguably the most popular type of Minecraft servers - Also often called SMP (Survival Multi Player), these Minecraft servers stay true to many aspects of the original game's survival single player mode - you can loose health & die by receiving fall damage, being attacked (by players & mobs) or drowning. In a survival Minecraft server you need to make sure you protect yourself from the elements and hostile mobs (especially Creepers), before darkness falls. Craft gear and build houses, explore the nether and kill the ender dragon! Here a list with some really top-notch Minecraft game servers to play on, big, small, PvP or No-PvP! Be sure to check out other popular and similar game modes such as Vanilla, Creative and Towny. Find a great free Minecraft survival server's IP address for Minecraft Java Edition now!


1 Mineville
Mineville Minecraft Server
mc.mineville.net
Version 1.7 to 1.16
Skyblock Server
390 Players Online
4953 Votes
Java
Online
2 ManaCube
ManaCube Minecraft Server
hub.manacube.com
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Survival Server
1630 Players Online
4 Votes
Java
Online
3 CraftYourTown Towny
CraftYourTown Towny Minecraft Server
buzzad.craftyourtown.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Towny Server
49 Players Online
1 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
4 SurvivalAdventures
SurvivalAdventures Minecraft Server
buzz.survivaladventures.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
230 Players Online
6772 Votes
Java
Online
5 MoxMC
MoxMC Minecraft Server
moxmc.net
Version 1.7 to 1.16
Survival Server
262 Players Online
2891 Votes
Java
Online
6 Dogecraft
Dogecraft Minecraft Server
mc.dogecraft.net
Version 1.16
Survival Server
49 Players Online
2223 Votes
Java
Online
7 Lush Survival
Lush Survival Minecraft Server
mc.lushsurvival.net
Version 1.9 to 1.16
Survival Server
51 Players Online
1543 Votes
Java
Online
8 CraftYourTown
CraftYourTown Minecraft Server
buzz.craftyourtown.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
48 Players Online
1280 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
9 Complex
Complex Minecraft Server
complexmc.org
Version 1.7 to 1.16
Survival Server
48 Players Online
668 Votes
Java
Online
10 Gearblock Survival
Gearblock Survival Minecraft Server
play.gearblock.net
Version 1.15
Survival Server
16 Players Online
487 Votes
Java
Online
11 GenCraft
GenCraft Minecraft Server
play.gencraft.xyz
Version 1.15 to 1.16
Survival Server
15 Players Online
457 Votes
Java
Online
12 Terragora
Terragora Minecraft Server
mc.terragora.us
Version 1.16
Survival Server
24 Players Online
425 Votes
Java
Online
13 SMP Unlimited
SMP Unlimited Minecraft Server
smpultd.com
Version 1.16
Survival Server
25 Players Online
415 Votes
Java
Online
14 Golden Realms
Golden Realms Minecraft Server
play.goldenrealms.net
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
19 Players Online
414 Votes
Java
Online
15 CalamityMC
CalamityMC Minecraft Server
lobby.calamitymc.org
Version 1.8 to 1.16
Survival Server
22 Players Online
408 Votes
Java
Online

Survival Minecraft Bedrock Server List

Find a survival mode Minecraft multiplayer server for Minecraft Bedrock edition! Every server in the Minecraft Server List below has the very best gameplay, Minecraft community, Spawn and Minecraft map you can find in a multiplayer mode server joinable with a Bedrock Minecraft client (PS, Xbox, PC, Windows 10, Android & iOS).

1 ExtremeMC
ExtremeMC Minecraft Server
play.extrememc.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Factions Server
172 Players Online
1610 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
2 CraftYourTown
CraftYourTown Minecraft Server
buzz.craftyourtown.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
48 Players Online
1280 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
3 The Bonfire
The Bonfire Minecraft Server
mc.the-bonfire.net
Version 1.8 to 1.16
Towny Server
16 Players Online
408 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
4 HuabaCraft
HuabaCraft Minecraft Server
play.huabacraft.com:19132
Version 1.16
Survival Server
9 Players Online
323 Votes
Cross Platform
Online

1.16 Minecraft Survival Servers

Play on a survival mode server with the latest Minecraft version - 1.16! Whether you're looking for a "normal survival" server type or a large game server network, this list will definitely satisfy you! Most servers also feature a discord server where you can chat with the server owner, staff and other players.

1 Wynncraft
Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16
RPG Server
2476 Players Online
0 Votes
Java
Online
2 Mineplex
Mineplex Minecraft Server
us.mineplex.com
Version 1.15 to 1.16
Minigames Server
990 Players Online
1 Votes
Java
Online
3 MoxMC
MoxMC Minecraft Server
moxmc.net
Version 1.7 to 1.16
Survival Server
262 Players Online
2891 Votes
Java
Online
4 SurvivalAdventures
SurvivalAdventures Minecraft Server
buzz.survivaladventures.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
230 Players Online
6772 Votes
Java
Online

What's the best Survival Server for Minecraft?

The short answer - It depends. The long answer - Minecraft servers can vary greatly from one another even when they're classified as the same game mode. Survival servers in particular will frequently "borrow" various elements from other game modes. They range from pure SMP to Towny, Vanilla Minecraft and PvP or PvE servers, and even combinations of those. Some may feature an economy plugin and others won't.

So which is the best? We list servers based not only on user votes, but also relevancy to the selected game mode. Nowadays most servers feature more than one game mode - Unlike other server list sites, we list servers which specialize in a Survival game play first, and servers in which Survival is complementary second. This means the best server will always be one among the top few on our list! You'll probably have to go through a couple to find one with your favorite configuration (PvP, no-PvP, PvE, towny features, etc) but they will all be relevant and high-quality. Be sure to also lookout for the correct MC version for your client, otherwise you won't be able to connect to it! You can use the filters at the top.

Answering this would be easier in the case of a Creative mode server for example, but when it comes to Survival, things are slightly different.

Are Survival Servers and Survival Games Servers the same?

No! Survival Games is pretty much the same minigame as Hunger Games. While Minigames (such us Hunger Games) are some of the most fun server modes to play on, they are not to be confused with Survival (SMP) servers or their variations. If you're looking for a Minecraft server to play HG on, you can find IPs for some great ones on the Hunger Games list.

What makes a SMP Minecraft server great?

Survival servers are all about forming a great Minecraft player community. It doesn't matter if diamonds, emeralds or coins are being used for the economy and whether the server is using the best Minecraft plugins available out there. Having great people to play with will make your experience much, much better. Like all the best Minecraft servers, a quick lag-free connection, an easy-to-remember IP and friendly staff members are a must.