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Types of Lag

Lag can have many different causes. Understanding the type of lag can help in finding a solution.

🌲 Delayed Block Breaking 🌲

This means:

Delayed block-breaking
Movement lag,
Damage delay

This type of lag usually happens due to network lag. This can also mean that your server is running out of RAM. You might want to consider adding more RAM to your server (This requires a plan upgrade!).


One way to determine what kind of lag it is to use a plugin such as ClearLagg and check your server’s TPS or ping.
If your TPS is near 20, and you’re experiencing lag, then it is a network issue.
If your ping is relatively low (less than 140ms), but you’re experiencing lag, it might be a server resource issue.

You can also read our article on how to Improve Your Server Performance

Also, here is our guide for upgrading your service.

🤖 Lag Where You Cannot Look Around 🤖

This means:

You cannot look around
It is unbearably choppy: framerate issue on the client-side


This type of lag may be caused by a problem with the server's chunk generation.
It can also be caused by TNT/creeper explosions and damage to chunks (or block updates within nearby chunks)
This type of lag also may be caused by using ore-obfuscation or anti-X-ray plugins. If that is the issue, you can try updating the plugin or remove it.
This type of lag may mean there are too many entities near you (mobs, dropped items, moving blocks, etc). Try clearing them using plugins, light up your caves, etc.
Or it may be that your computer is old.
A world reset can sometimes fix these issues.

If you find any lag related issues on your server please feel free to contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- Improve Your Server Performance
- Improve Your Forge Modded Server Performance
- Troubleshooting Minecraft Server Errors

Updated on: 08/26/2022

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