If you want to play Minecraft, there are some best servers that you are able to use. One of the best Minecraft servers is Hypixel. Have you used this server? It is a Minecraft minigame server and it was released on April 13th, 2013. Simon Collins-Laflamme and Philippe Touchette released this server.
It is managed by Hypixel Inc and it is only available on the Java Edition of Minecraft. So, if you try to use this server for Bedrock, you will not find it. If you want to play Minecraft on a server, you surely need to know the IP address of the server. What is the Hypixel IP address if we want to play Minecraft? The IP is mc.hypixel.net.
If you want to play on the Hypixel server, you will need to have a Minecraft account for PC/ Mac. If you do not have it yet, you are able to buy a Minecraft account and download the Minecraft first. You can buy Minecraft from the Official Minecraft website. When you buy it, there will be two options whether you want to buy Minecraft: Java Version or Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. Since you want to play using Hypixel server, you have to buy the Java Edition. If you have installed and ready to play, now you are able to join the Hypixel server by adding it to your multiplayer server list.
On the Hypixel server, you are able to play BedWars, SkyWars, Murder Mystery and many more Minecraft minigames which are unique and fun to explore. To experience it on the Hypixel server, you just have to login. First, you have to access Minecraft and there you have to go to Multiplayer. Then, you have to add the server and enter mc.hypixel.net into the server address box. After that, do not forget to click Done.
For your information, Hypixel server was made to play and further showcase the maps. Originally, minigames were made for users to be able to play on while waiting for other players. However, the minigames themselves got popularity on their own and it became the main identity of the server. In 2015, it was known that the server cost around $100,000 a month to maintain. It was when the server had around 16,000 players online. Now, the server gains more than 100,000 concurrent players regularly. Even on December 21st, 2016, this server could reach 10 million unique players in total and had gained 14.1 million unique players by the time Hypixel was announced on December 13th, 2018. In April 2020, the server reached 18 million unique players.
Hypixel cooperated with NetEase, the publisher of Minecraft China in May 2017 to release a version of Hypixel in China. On April 13th, 2020 NetEase announced that the Chinese version of the server would be shutting down on June 30th, 2020 because of the expiration of the agreement.
Besides Hypixel, the other best Minecraft servers are Mineplex, Brawl, Grand Theft Minecraft, Minewind, PixelmonCraft, PirateCraft, Minecraft Middle Earth, Desteria and some more. You can try to use Hypixel now if you are interested in it.