Minecraft Servers

I've been wanting to create a Minecraft server for a very long time but couldn't find any tutorials on how to create one without buying it. Is there a way I can make a Minecraft server without purchasing anything?
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👾James Piper👾Commented:
There is no way to create a server for free, but if you want to play with your friends you can use the LAN option. All you have to do is get your IP and make a world. Your friends can join if they type in the IP you tell them in the LAN option. Whenever you want to change the map you have to create a new IP and repeat.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
The server software is free
it's available here:
https://minecraft.net/download

If you want a basic tutorial on setting it up use the Gamepedia guide which should have a basic MC server up and running within an hour or so if you understand servers and listen ports (it's the same principle as creating your own Counterstrike server)
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server

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Gabby BAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much! I've been wanting that question answered for a long time.
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