Java
Some game servers require using Java Runtime Environment (JRE) such as Minecraft and Project Zomboid.

Installation of Java Runtime Environment

If you are unsure which version to choose simply pick the default JRE.

Debian/Ubuntu

JRE

To install the most up to date JRE for the distro run:
apt install default-jre

OpenJRE

For openjdk, run the following changing the version number:
apt install openjdk-8-jre
apt install openjdk-11-jre
apt install openjdk-16-jre
apt install openjdk-17-jre

CentOS

Run the following command, changing the version number:
yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk
yum install java-11-openjdk

JRE Availability Table

JRE Availability Table Different Distros have different versions of Java. This page will outline the different versions that are available.
Distro
JRE 6
JRE 7
JRE 8
JRE 11
JRE 13
JRE 16
JRE 17
CentOS 7
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
CentOS 8
NO
NO
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
Debian 9 "Stretch"
NO
NO
YES
YES (backport)
NO
NO
NO
Debian 10 "Buster"
NO
NO
NO
YES
NO
NO
NO
Debian 11 "Bullseye"
NO
NO
NO
YES
NO
NO
YES
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
NO
NO
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
NO
NO
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Distrowatch also contains details of JRE versions.
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Installation of Java Runtime Environment
Debian/Ubuntu
CentOS
JRE Availability Table