You could say it all started with a bit of nostalgia. Altitude was inspired by a small server back in 2012. It was a simple survival and creative server with a community that felt like family, and when the server closed we took that concept and created Altitude.
From the very beginning we've been all about our community - adding features suggested by our members, and designing a server that encourages cooperation and playing together. On Altitude, it's about coming together as a community and creating new adventures every day.
We want to be the server you call home and always feel welcome to come on and relax for a while.
About the Founder
Altitude was created by me, 8bitx (Braydon D). I was born and raised in Minnesota, USA. I started playing Minecraft only a few weeks before the release of 1.4 and was an admin on a server for about a year before leaving to start my own adventure in server ownership. I've hosted several servers over the years, each expanding upon my skills and knowledge from the previous one.
I am majoring in Network Administration at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minnesota. Interestingly, what started as a simple hobby has grown into my passion and soon to be profession. If it weren't for all these years running Minecraft servers I wouldn't be where I am today!
I am amazed every day at what Altitude has grown to be and what the community has accomplished. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this adventure and supported Altitude over the years! I'm excited to see what the future holds!
As the community has grown and evolved so has the server. We started with a little desktop PC running in the basement and have expanded through the years from Minecraft hosting, to a VPS, and finally to dedicated servers hosted by OVH in Canada.
Today we run on a VPS and two gaming servers from OVH each with 32GB of DDR4 memory, an Intel i7 6700k processor, 2x 500GB SSD drives and 500Mbps bandwidth. The VPS serves as our proxy and website, while the two gaming servers host our Minecraft servers and SQL databases.
Altitude began as a private server to get together with friends and it quickly became tradition to come together every afternoon. Eventually we wanted to share our adventures with others, and went public, inviting people from all around the globe to be a part of the community they had formed.
In the beginning, the server was named "The Underground", and was a small hangout spot mostly spread by word of mouth. A few months after going public we renamed ourselves to "Altitude" and have kept the name ever since. Altitude has evolved quite a bit over the years, but the concept has never changed - we are home.
Today, Altitude thrives on the community that has formed. Many great people have decided to call Altitude home, and many more people come every day. We are constantly learning more about what makes Altitude great, and what we can do to make it even greater.
We hope you will join us on this adventure and learn with us as we embark on this amazing journey!