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Social game servers I never knew it

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by consciousnesscreates, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    Who runs social games on Facebook etc. here?

    I never knew according to rising numbers of players you had to add more than one server.


    ITs more complicated to run a social game than you think for the average none programmer persons.

    Not to mention toe mind boggling array of CPA ad companies to choose from for monetizing.
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  2. mointernet

    mointernet Regular Member

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    thats because as more and more people uses your server, the server load increases as the web server (ie..Apache) need to serve dynamic and static contents.

    Depending on how resource hunger your game script is programmed or how powerful is your server, normally this can be tweaked before you need additional servers to share the load.
     
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  3. ExtraWinner

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    Cloud computing is in the game, so this is smaller issue than before...

    You can actually pay for resources now, not for all the servers you keep just in case...
     
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  4. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    What are those gameservers called you can hire?

    OR is it best to have your own?

    Is it possible to calculate the average number of people playing per server?
     
  5. mointernet

    mointernet Regular Member

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    if you are referring those gameservers that you buy slots to play, no it is not. Facebook games are just programmed scripts run on Linux/Windows servers and users connect to the script to play, your server track and serve the gameplays/pages depending on how complex your game is programmed.

    I would say you will need your own custom solutions unless you are buying the games off the shelve from social game developers companies then you would need to ask them for advices on hardware requirements.

    As for the average numbers of players, that would depend on your server specs and hardware support. Of course the more powderful it is, the more players it can handle.