Lag in minecraft can be annoying and sometimes it can be the cause of your death. Your internet connection and your overall computer health can be the cause of the lag in game. However there are something you can do in hopes of reducing it.
Before changing anything on your side check the TPS (tick per second) on our website. TPS is the measurement system used to determine server latency. A server that has 20 TPS is running perfectly.
If the TPS is not to blame and the server is running smoothly then you can begin to change settings on your client side. Changing the settings as seen below will begin to decrease the amount of lag.
If lag still persists then try to limit the number of programs running on your machine. Limiting the number of programs running on your computer while you play minecraft decreases the stress on your machine.
If lag still is a major issue then you will want to check to see if you are running the correct java software. Java software comes in a 32bit and 64bit and you want to make sure you have the one compatible with your operating system. If your computer runs a 32bit operating system then you want the 32bit java software. To check to see what operating system your computer runs go to computer>system properties and look at system type.
If you have the correct java software and lag is still present in game then you can try downloading and installing optifine.
Lag on minecraft can be caused by many different reasons including but not limited to your internet connection, your machine's overall health, your graphics card and the drivers installed on your machine. Sometimes changing settings on the graphics card and or the machine can help decrease the lag but be careful when adjusting these settings.