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
OPBlocks Minecraft Server
mc.opblocks.com
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
117 Players Online
Java
2
HuabaCraft Minecraft Server
play.huabacraft.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
39 Players Online
Cross Platform
3
MOX MC Minecraft Server
MOXMC.NET
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
210 Players Online
Java
4
TerraTown Minecraft Server
terratown.apexmc.co
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
1000 Players Online
Java
5
ZenithCraft
No Rating
ZenithCraft Minecraft Server
mc.zenithcraft.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
897 Players Online
Java
6
UltimisMC Minecraft Server
buzz.ultimismc.com
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Survival Server
621 Players Online
Java
7
AppleCraft Minecraft Server
play.applecraft.org
Version 1.15
Survival Server
285 Players Online
Java
8
PURPLE PRISON Minecraft Server
PurplePrison.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
205 Players Online
Java
9
Vulengate Minecraft Server
play.vulengate.com
Version 1.15
Survival Server
157 Players Online
Java
10
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
buzz.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
146 Players Online
Cross Platform
11
TulipSurvival Minecraft Server
mc.tulipsurvival.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
144 Players Online
Java
12
The Seed Minecraft Server
theseedmc.com
Version 1.15
Survival Server
124 Players Online
Java
13
Cosmic Survival Minecraft Server
buzz.cosmicsurvival.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
107 Players Online
Cross Platform
14
Minewind Minecraft Server
mc.minewind.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
94 Players Online
Java
15
Vanilla Realms Minecraft Server
vanillarealms.com
Version 1.7 to 1.16
Survival Server
92 Players Online
Java

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
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
buzz.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
146 Players Online
Cross Platform
2
Cosmic Survival Minecraft Server
buzz.cosmicsurvival.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
107 Players Online
Cross Platform
3
KiwiSMP Minecraft Server
kiwismp.fun
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Vanilla Server
172 Players Online
Cross Platform
4
SemiSurvivalCraft Minecraft Server
play.semisurvivalcraft.com
Version 1.9 to 1.17
Survival Server
34 Players Online
Cross Platform

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
Hypixel Minecraft Server
mc.hypixel.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Minigames Server
65930 Players Online
Java
2
Jartex Network Minecraft Server
buzz.jartexnetwork.com
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Minigames Server
3241 Players Online
Java
3
CubeCraft Minecraft Server
play.cubecraft.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Minigames Server
1862 Players Online
Cross Platform
4
Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
1313 Players Online
Java

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.