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The best place to play Real Vanilla Minecraft

Hydro Vanilla SMP was originally founded by Tehlo in mid 2018. He got tired of searching for servers, because none would fit his needs. So he launched his own, and that’s where it all started..

Hydro Vanilla SMP has been steadily growing and has become one of the most recognised Vanilla SMP’s out there while expanding it’s borders. All so you can get the best Minecraft experience there is!

What do we offer?

With over 5 years of combined server running experience, Hydro Vanilla SMP is on top of the Minecraft Vanilla Server list. We bring new, fresh and enhanced gameplay to the players that seek the best experience there is. Right in front of you on your monitor!

What can you expect on Hydro?

Tight Community

We have over 400 Members on our Discord Server, but I can tell you one thing, it never feels like that! We have an amazing tight knit and close community where you will feel at home instantly!

Amazing Performance

Because Hydro Vanilla SMP has so many players we needed a way to suit them all in their needs. Because of this we are currently hosting on a Dedicated Server with an i9 9900k @ 3.6Ghz and 64GB of DDR4 RAM!

Great Staff Support

To make sure you never have any problems, we have over 10 active Staff Members that can help you out whenever you need them! They are always on the lookout for your calls and will gladly assist you!

Did we get your attention?

Good! If you think you’ll fit right in at Hydro Vanilla SMP just hit the button below to join our Discord!
We are a Whitelisted Server so you will have to apply, but that’s more than worth it!



Playing since 05/15/2019
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I'm really enjoying Hydro Vanilla SMP and would recommend it to people who are trying to get back into Minecraft after taking a break. There's a really good community and they come together to play more than just Minecraft!
Playing since 6/09/2018
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I know some people reading this may see this as a "fraud review" because I am a Staff Member on the server. But I assure you that this is genuinely the BEST Survival server that I have ever been apart of. Even before I became a member of Staff the team was really helpful and super friendly to everyone! I am very much a "Pure Vanilla Lover" so this server is perfect for me...(there are some plugins installed but they just enhance the Vanilla aspect instead of take away from it). I discovered this server on Reddit...(as well as all of the past servers I have played on) and I am very happy to have found this server because of the friendly community, Vanilla aspect, and just the fact that it is still around more than 9 months later, and will continue to be around for long into the future!
Playing since 29/09/2018
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Words cannot express how much I really love this server! Great community, late-night games, fun voice chat and the occasional memes. I honestly could not ask for a better server to play on!
Playing since 16/11/2018
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If you are looking for a chilled, mature Vanilla SMP server, Hydro is simply one of the best ones out there! Overall, they got the essentials of what makes for a great SMP: A lovable and overworked Staff Team, a map that continues to grow with the help of the players, and finally a community that are good-natured and, like you, are just as passionate in video games.

Plugins are a secondary feature, and are used only to enhance the quality of life and aesthetics (such as SinglePlayerSleep and PlayerHeads), rather than straying too far from the original vanilla experience. Do expect the typical survival minecraft grind (and perhaps a few snapshot crashes until 1.14 releases), but ultimately, you won't regret applying at Hydro!
Playing since 10/10/2018
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An above average server with almost zero issues (without snapshot issues). A very nice community with a nice founder ( Tehlo ). People ask for tips about building and trades all the time! You will fit right in from the first time joining! We also have some datapacks which will not ruin any of the Vanilla gameplay . Overall a nice server you can play for a while as long as you don't break the rules !
Playing since 31/03/19
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An amazing server full of amazing people with amazing builds! A server that develops the latest in building and redstone techniques! A really caring community both mature and fun!
Playing since 29/09/2018
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HydroSMP is Vanilla based Survival Minecraft server. The largest role on the server plays the community. Both the staff and players alike are super friendly and the majority are just generally fun to be around. Time you spend on this server is really enjoyable especially if you play with friends or if you join a guild and play with other guild members. Server doesn’t have any major plugins except some data packs (e.g. OnePlayerSleep and Player Graves) which make the experience even better. The level of thought that lovely staff team puts into design, events and new features decisions really shines through. That being said, the server with its strict 18+ community allows to accommodate almost every user and cater to different players specific tastes.


Donation Information

As stated above, Hydro Vanilla SMP was started by Tehlo, but he was as broke as could be when he did. Because of this, Hydro Vanilla SMP is 100% community funded by donations from our Members!

The money that we receive from Members on our PayPal account is 100% used to fund the server. Nobody ever keeps any money for him or herself, and we believe that transparancy in this subject is really important. Never has any money been turned out to a Private Bank account from a Staff member, and earning something from Hydro was never the case. All the money that we receive is used to grow, maintain and keep on running our amazing Server!

Donation Perks:
– Custom Discord Role
– Custom name color on the Minecraft Server
– A colored Elytra trail that shows when you fly!


Monthly Costs

80 /a Month
  • Specs:
  • i9 9900k @ 3.6Ghz
  • 64 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 2TB NVMe SSD

SMP Dynmap

Not available on Mobile!


Most frequent questions and answers about Hydro Vanilla SMP!

You can join using this Discord link. In order to get into the server itself you have to write an application and be atleast 18 years of age! If we think you would fit in, you will get accepted and get to play along with us!

We are currently using the latest 1.14 release of Minecraft on the Java edition of the Game. Once 1.14.x updates are released we will update to those as soon as stable PaperMC builds are released!

We currently have over 400 Members on our Discord server and easily peak at 120+ active members on a daily basis! We strive to get the best playing experience there is for the Members, and what more fun can you have with tons of others!

We have a specific set of rules customized to our Members’ needs which you can find here or on Discord under #rules-and-info! If you ever have any questions about the rules just make a Ticket or ask around on the Discord.

Ofcourse you can! We encourage people to play here with their friends because it makes the experience tons better, and who wouldn’t want to mess around with their friends on a Minecraft Server! You can invite them using this link.