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
329 Players Online
48 Votes
Java
Online
2 CraftYourTown Towny
CraftYourTown Towny Minecraft Server
buzzad.craftyourtown.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
111 Players Online
26 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
3 ManaCube
ManaCube Minecraft Server
hub.manacube.com
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Survival Server
2848 Players Online
9 Votes
Java
Online
4 MOX MC
MOX MC Minecraft Server
MOXMC.NET
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
420 Players Online
8088 Votes
Java
Online
5 SurvivalAdventures
SurvivalAdventures Minecraft Server
buzz.survivaladventures.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
167 Players Online
4325 Votes
Java
Online
6 TulipSurvival
TulipSurvival Minecraft Server
tulipsurvival.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
108 Players Online
3225 Votes
Java
Online
7 Dogecraft
Dogecraft Minecraft Server
mc.dogecraft.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
44 Players Online
2137 Votes
Java
Online
8 Melon Realms
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
play.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
61 Players Online
1229 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
9 Lush Survival
Lush Survival Minecraft Server
mc.lushsurvival.net
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
47 Players Online
1066 Votes
Java
Online
10 StickyMC
StickyMC Minecraft Server
play.stickymc.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
28 Players Online
947 Votes
Java
Online
11 Cwoare Network
Cwoare Network Minecraft Server
play.cwoare.nl
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
21 Players Online
706 Votes
Java
Online
12 ComfyMC
ComfyMC Minecraft Server
play.comfymc.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
25 Players Online
689 Votes
Java
Online
13 Golden Realms
Golden Realms Minecraft Server
play.goldenrealms.net
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
20 Players Online
548 Votes
Java
Online
14 PROJECTS
PROJECTS Minecraft Server
mc.projects.gg
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Survival Server
93 Players Online
466 Votes
Java
Online
15 Gearblock Survival
Gearblock Survival Minecraft Server
play.gearblock.net
Version 1.15
Survival Server
13 Players Online
374 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 CraftYourTown
CraftYourTown Minecraft Server
buzz.craftyourtown.com
Version 1.17
Towny Server
112 Players Online
2454 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
2 ExtremeMC
ExtremeMC Minecraft Server
play.extrememc.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Factions Server
237 Players Online
1352 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
3 Melon Realms
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
play.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
61 Players Online
1229 Votes
Cross Platform
Online
4 Advancius Network
Advancius Network Minecraft Server
mc.advancius.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
100 Players Online
502 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 Minefun
Minefun Minecraft Server
mc.minefun.com
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
750 Players Online
80 Votes
Java
Online
2 MOX MC
MOX MC Minecraft Server
MOXMC.NET
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
420 Players Online
8088 Votes
Java
Online
3 PURPLE PRISON
PURPLE PRISON Minecraft Server
PurplePrison.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
406 Players Online
34 Votes
Java
Online
4 ExtremeMC
ExtremeMC Minecraft Server
play.extrememc.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Factions Server
237 Players Online
1352 Votes
Cross Platform
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.