I host my own server so I can play with up to 5 other people. The vast majority of the time though there is no one in the server (we like to play at night). I want to keep the server up 24/7 so that anyone can join at any time of the day. But currently doing so keeps the cpu processing constantly despite no players being logged in. I know this isn't going to be good for my electricity bill and my cpu fan remains noisy all day. Are there any plans or ways to keep the server 'online' and ping-able from within the multiplayer window but in a standby mode thus using no cpu usage and only activating once a player connects? I think this is an important feature and could drastically reduce power consumption as well as cpu load for anyone hosting small private servers, which would be great! Think of the environment! It's the same kind of proactive development that craftbukkit appears to aspire to. I can imagine it would be helpful to many minecraft server providers out there too. Do you agree? Is there a way to already do this? I want to host a creative server and a survival server at the same time but the constant cpu/power usage scares me.