Birdflop

The only 501(c)(3) nonprofit server host — dedicated to

Our Nonprofit Mission

At the heart of our mission, we are dedicated to igniting and nurturing a passion for technology and computer science. We uniquely approach our mission by offering affordable and accessible hosting resources, not just as a service, but as a catalyst for technological curiosity. Our belief is rooted in the idea that the hands-on experience of creating and managing a game server can be a gateway to a lifelong interest in technology and computer science. By ensuring this journey is engaging and frustration-free, we significantly enhance the likelihood of sparking a deeper interest in technological fields.

Birdflop goes beyond mere hosting; we actively foster a community of learning and growth, exemplified through the wealth of public resources available on our Resources page. Looking ahead, we are committed to expanding our reach, investing in initiatives that fuel a passion for computer science and technology, and making a lasting impact in shaping future innovators. If you would like to further our mission, please consider making a charitable donation, tax-deductible in the United States.

Where do my payments go?

Plot shows revenue (inner ring) and expenditures (outer ring) for Q4 2023. Some numbers may be approximations.

Birdflop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with no paid employees or directors. As such, all profit generated is reinvested into improving our services and accomplishing our mission. Your service fees are used for covering our server costs, including building new servers, colocation fees, server rental fees, and software licensing fees. Our quarterly financial report is proudly displayed on the left.

Your payments get you the best possible rate while contributing to the development of our free public resources. We reimburse clients based on excess profit, and we never overload our servers. View our server statistics on the Node Stats page.

Plans

Last quarter, clients paid $1.88/GB RAM after reimbursements.

EU Premium
Capped at $2/GB RAM

  • Falkenstein, Germany
  • 4 vCores
  • Ryzen 9 5950X
  • DDR4 ECC RAM
  • Unmetered* NVMe Storage
  • 3 Off-site Backups
  • DDoS Protection
  • 1 Gbps uplink
  • Pterodactyl v1 Panel
  • Dedicated IP on 8GB+ plans
  • 3-day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Starting at $8/mo (~$7.52 after reimbursements)

Last quarter, clients paid $1.95/GB RAM after reimbursements.

US Premium
Capped at $3/GB RAM

  • New York City, USA
  • 4 vCores
  • Ryzen 9 3900XT
  • DDR4 RAM
  • Up to 200 GB NVMe Storage
  • 3 Off-site Backups
  • DDoS Protection
  • 1 Gbps uplink
  • Pterodactyl v1 Panel
  • Dedicated IP on 8GB+ plans
  • 3-day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Starting at $12/mo (~$7.80 after reimbursements)

Features

Sheer Performance

We don't make compromises. Choose from our blazing fast Ryzen 9 processors and NVMe SSDs. All plans include a satisfaction guarantee.

Fully Configurable

You'll have full access to your server. You can set your startup flags, change your java version, upload custom jars, and create reverse proxies.

Transparent

We don't oversell, and we're transparent about that. View our public detailed server statistics or financial breakdown.

Price Matching

We're confident that we have the best plans available. If you locate a similar plan at a lower price, ask us about our price matching.

Instant Support

You can contact support at any time through our Discord server.

Nonprofit

Our nonprofit status helps us keep our services affordable and accessible. Clients receive periodic reimbursements for excess profit.

How do reimbursements work?

As a nonprofit, Birdflop periodically reimburses clients based on excess profit. At the end of each reimbursement period, active clients receive a reimbursement for excess profit from their plan. These reimbursements are dependent on usage, maximally lowering prices at high service utilization. Last quarter, US clients received a 35% reimbursement and EU clients received a 6% reimbursement, effectively lowering prices to $1.95/GB RAM and $1.88/GB RAM for the US and EU, respectively. Not good enough? Find a competitor with similar specifications and inquire about our price matching.

Testimonials

Mikkel Hansen

I'm happy with my subscription, providing nearly full system access at a great price point. They've proven to be reliable, trustworthy and transparent. It's clear that actual humans run this place and their support is S tier (if you don't mind the need to be part of their Discord server).

Wizzy SMP

Birdflop is the best Minecraft server hosting out there! Unbeatable pricing (due to their tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit status), amazing support on their Discord server and great servers! We have 24/7 access to all stats that we'd need to know like in/out network speed, average CPU usage per node, and a lot more. Birdflop is my recommendation to all my friends!

Beau

I've been using Birdflop for several months and I believe it is loads better than any other hosting company I've used. I recommend this company over any other

Jmaster

Amazing hosting, amazing staff, and top of the line performance. 11/10, and I recommend it to everyone. I can say with confidence, this is a valid host and has no cringe features.

Oliver Flynn

Best hosting I have ever used. great owners, fast help, amazing servers. all around a good host.

Trustpilot

Check out our Trustpilot page for more testimonials.

Want More Info?

Create a ticket on our Discord server to ask for more information or request a free trial. All plans include a 3-day refund guarantee if you're not satisfied for any reason. On the Discord, you'll also find several more happy clients who can tell you about their experiences with Birdflop.