Configuring and managing your server

Idenfity Types of Lag in Minecraft

Lag can be a frustrating issue that can significantly affect the player experience. Lag refers to delays or slow response times between a player's action and the game's reaction. 

Minecraft is a game that runs on servers, which can experience various types of lag. Here are three types of lag that Minecraft players should be aware of.

In this article, we'll take a closer look at the three types of lag and explore how you can diagnose and address each one.

Server Lag (TPS)

Server lag is a type of lag that affects the overall performance of the server. The server's TPS (Ticks Per Second) represents its performance, which is like a heartbeat. A server beats at a fixed rate of 20 ticks per second, so one tick every 0.05 seconds. On each tick, various aspects of the server advance a little bit. If the server's TPS drops, players will experience lag while playing. The primary cause of TPS drops is a result of what is happening in the world at a given time, such as redstone machines, mob farms, and mods/plugins.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to generate a timing rapport
And how to fix the lag on your server

Client Lag (FPS)

Client lag is a type of lag that affects the player's device. Having low FPS (Frames Per Second) means that the game will behave slowly, and if the frame rate is low enough, playing the game may feel like watching a slideshow. Having a low frame rate on the player's device does not mean that the server is lagging, but that the device is failing to keep up with the game. To fix low FPS, players can adjust their game settings, update their drivers, or upgrade their graphics card, RAM, or CPU.

Connection Lag (Ping)

Connection lag is a type of lag that correlates with the player's ping. Ping refers to the network latency between the player's game and the server. If the player has high ping, their connection to the server may timeout, which can cause lag or crash the game due to instability. To minimize connection lag, players should move their server to the location closest to them and their players. Factors that might affect ping include internet connection speed, the quality of a user's internet service provider, issues with the Minecraft servers network, and the configuration of firewalls.

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Follow this tutorial to learn how to troubleshoot network lag


It's important to know the difference between server lag and client lag, as well as how to fix them. Players can test their ping by "pinging" the server using the command prompt. Overall, understanding the different types of lag in Minecraft can help players improve their gameplay experience.