Mojang intends to provide a simple server set-up called Minecraft Realms. The new server system is targeting parents who want to allow their children to play Minecraft, but wish to have them do so in a safer environment with the moderation hassles.
According to Mojang, only the host of a realm is required to have a realm account, which will range between $10 and $15 per month. Those that want to join a realm, can do so by only having a copy of Minecraft.
“Our customers for Realms are parents who are tired of trying to act as server administrators on behalf of their kids. Minecraft Realms will be a simpler kind of service, aimed at families and kids. In the future we aim to offer certain profiles with mods that are certified to work without crashing, but this will still be a safe and easy way for kids and families to play Minecraft online.”
Mojang says they are introducing the service to do to demand, and not as a profiteering scheme.