lately i was thinking about setting up a Minecraft Server, selfhosted at my home. Because electricity isnt that cheap if you run Hardware 24/7, i was thinking about some low-energy Hardware but im unsure if it could handle a PaperMC Server with like 5-10 max and maybe a few Plugins. RAM wouldnt be a problem, but im not sure if the real low Power CPUs could handle it. The CPUs i mostly looked at where those Motherboards integrated ones from Intel with 10 W TDP, like newer Celerons, like this http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/J4125B-ITX/index.asp or http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/J4105M/index.asp would be good enoug.
Thanks in advance!
If you are concerned about power usage but are willing to buy new components to run your own server I would probably suggest purchasing hosting from a company or buying your own VPS if you are wanting to self host for more control.
But for a server with 10 players and a couple plugins you will want to make sure you buy a processor with high single threaded performance since Minecraft servers use a single core. Neither of the mother boards you linked to say specifically what ones they are so I couldn’t find their performance.