We play a lot of Minecraft in our house. A day without Minecraft would be misery for all the adults in the house. We keep the game up and running by having our own Minecraft hosting servers.
Fortunately because so many people are into Minecraft, there is no shortage of hosting servers and no limit to the gamer reviews.
The main idea when creating a gaming community is to have uptime and speed available to the gamers. Look at reviews, and specifications.
There are plenty of sites that pit the top Minecraft hosting servers head to head. It makes it easier for us to compare. We check in twice a year or annually to make sure we are still getting the optimal speed at the best price.
Of course, the third area to look at is customer service. If the server has issues, we need to have a real lifeline on the other end of the phone. That makes a huge difference for us.
Ideally, the hosting server would not go down in the first place. Up time is the number one priority. It does not matter how much bandwidth we can get if the server is down.