Minestatus is a server list that keeps track of the overall uptime percentage of all Minecraft servers that are added to the list. The uptime is determined by making periodic connections to the server to test if it is online. Players can vote on each of the servers on the list for the ones they like to play on best. The score is then determined by the uptime percentage, how many votes a server has, and the age of the server being listed. The servers with the highest scores appear on the top of the list.
In addition to this, for servers that have hMod and the Minequery plugin, Minestatus can pull the players online and the max players the server can hold. It will even list the players name on the server’s page.
Each server also has it’s own dynamically updating image for placing on websites and forums.
Minequery is a hMod server plugin for Minecraft. It creates a small server that listens for requests and responds with the port of the Minecraft server, the current amount of players online, the max players cap, and the entire player list.
It works by when sending:
It will respond with:
SERVERPORT 25565 PLAYERCOUNT 1 MAXPLAYERS 20 PLAYERLIST [KramerC]