Minecraft is a game where players can interact with a fully modifiable three-dimensional environment made of blocks and entities. The gameplay lets players choose how they want to play the game.
A Minecraft Server is a service run by individuals to allow people to play together on Minecraft, the massively popular block-building game. To play on a Minecraft Server you will need 2 things; a copy of Minecraft and the IP address of the server you wish to play.
Players can start their own server either by setting one up on a computer using software provided by Mojang, or by using a hosting provider so they can have their server run on dedicated machines with guaranteed uptime.
Multiplayer was first added to Minecraft on May 31, 2009, during the Classic phase of the game. In 2013, Mojang announced Minecraft Realms, a server hosting service intended to enable players to run server multiplayer games easily and safely without having to set up their own.