NOTE: remote.it currently only supports games that use TCP connections (e.g. Minecraft, Unturned). Games that require UDP connections are not yet supported (e.g. Minecraft Bedrock Edition, Arma 3, Counterstrike Global Offensive). Efforts to add support for more game types is ongoing, so be sure to check back to see if your game of choice has been added!
Need help getting started? Check out this Minecraft setup guide
Port Forwardless connections, no public IP address required
Keeping your server safe is job #1. Opening a port is a bad idea, and setting up port forwarding is not only a complicated process, but also puts your computer and network at risk. By using remote.it Port Forwardless connections, you will eliminate the most commonly exploited attack surface. remote.it will hide your server from malicious hackers while letting you share it with your friends and family.
Port Forwardless connections do not require:
- Changes to router settings
- Open ports
- A public IP address
Benefits of peer-to-peer connections
The remote.it desktop apps use peer-to-peer (P2P) connections meaning that your devices are directly connecting to one another, rather than connecting through a remote server like a VPN. No lag is introduced, ensuring your gaming experience maintains its peak performance.
Learn more about peer-to-peer connections
Any of your friends can sign in, even if the host is not online.
Selectively share protected ports – exclusively share the port the game server is using without exposing anyone to malicious activity.
remote.it is free for personal use for you and your friends!
Check out this video to learn how to
host a Minecraft server on remote.it
NOTE: Because we are continually updating our applications, the video tutorial may appear to be slightly different from the current version of remote.it desktop apps The overall process is the same, but the buttons in the app have moved around a bit. Updated instructions can be found here.