1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

hosting game servers

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by GreenBird, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    31
    guys,if i am looking to host a game server
    should i go with a vps? or there is another option?

    by the way,if you got any tips please share :)
     
  2. Carepolice

    Carepolice Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    620
    Location:
    ZonSidekick.com
    This depends entirely on the game you're going to host. In most cases, you'll want a dedicated server if you intend to rent out space to other users who want to host their own servers. If the server is for your own use, there's often a re-seller that can offer you space in their dedicated servers for a much lower price.
     
  3. SharkServers

    SharkServers Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    189
    Occupation:
    Web Hosting
    Location:
    DMCA? Pff! www.SuckMyBallsDM.CA
    Home Page:
    For most game servers, I would advise against a VPS. If you're not getting problems at first, you definitely will at a later point. As your traffic grows (read: players), you would most likely hit the top of the server capacity. If it's a VPS where the total resources are shared with all other people on that server (e.g. OpenVZ), you'll be told by your host to stop what you're doing or upgrade. If it's a VPS that guarantees resources to you (like KVM-based VPS's do), you'd experience very slow operation and again - will be forced to upgrade again. Either way - at some point your VPS pricing will exceed that of a good dedicated server, which you should go for in the first place, if your budget allows it.