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In the World where everyone is obsessed with “Games” Age and Gender do not matter. With the recent growth in technology, people turned to play multiplayer Games online instead of buying Expensive Gaming Consoles. All you want is just Computer and Internet connection.

Importance of Hosting a Game Server in a Professional Data Center

Over the last few years gaming industry has become one of the most quickly growing area. Decision of choosing a proper platform with appropriate resources is somewhat crucial when you are facing neck to neck competition.

We strongly recommend hosting your game server in a professional data center. Professional data center offers you state of the art infrastructure at your finger tip. You will have a reliable & easily scalable network, latest security tools, continuous support, flexibility in hardware expansion and also reduced requirement for your in house IT department.

VPS Hosting – best solution for running a Game Server?

Virtual Private server technology was introduced to provide robust resources at affordable prices. VPS are affordable in price and offers latest tools in technology, that means, you will have better resources at affordable price.

Cutting edge technologies like Hyper-V on your VPS will ascertain that your Game server will run smoothly.

Apart from technology advantage, other eye-catching benefits of using VPS for hosting your Game Server are as following:

Windows VS. Linux – Which Operating System is the best for Game Server hosting?

Licensing Expense: It might be challenging for any new gamer to choose between these OS giants. By choosing Linux over Windows, you can cut the expense of licensing as Linux OS is open source. However, you will have limited or no support on Linux platform. On the other end, cost of a windows license is negligible and you get a full support from the OS developer team.

Environment: If you are going for Linux-based game server, that means you are familiar with Linux platform and capable to manage Linux servers through Shell commands.

GUI: Windows VPS comes with Graphical User Interface (GUI) called Remote Desktop. It that can be used to access and manage your virtual server as easy as you manage your Home Desktop. Whereas to operate a Linux VPS, you must be a professional and skilled for Linux platform.

Maintenance:  Hosting Game server demands maintenance, settings, server hardening, upgrade and regular monitoring which may turn out to be a headache without GUI.

Price: Linux VPS hosting can be a great option if you are technically sound and little short on budget. On the other end, Windows VPS is far more convenient option that offers you support, features and variety of application support at affordable price. 1 GB RAM Windows VPS from AccuWebHosting will hardly cost you $8.15 per month. If you want to run a Game server on VPS, Linux VPS may be the cheaper choice but not wiser.

Game Server Running Slow? Try SSD VPS …

Solid State Drive (SSD) is the latest technology that offers 100 times faster storage of your data. VPS with SSD storage technology has several noticeable advantages over traditional VPS. SSD VPS are built with Solid State Drives which has 100X faster response compared to SATA Hard disk Drives. Due to its Solid State factor average boot up time, access time and Read/Write speed is too faster.

You can refer complete comparison from following URL:

https://manage.accuwebhosting.com/knowledgebase/1262/Traditional-VPS-Hosting-vors-SSD-VPS-Hosting-.html

That means, using SSD based VPS, your Game Server will run 100 times faster than your traditional VPS.

My Game Server is Big now, what should I do? Time to upgrade to a dedicated server?

You should consider an upgrade when you feel that your needs are increased and you don’t want to run with risk of Game server crash or slowness. Generally, people do not know when to switch to Dedicated server.

Game Performance: A lagging response of Games and the Games server crashes when multiple users are playing, it is a sign that it is time to upgrade.

Resources: If installed game is resource hungry and chewing almost CPU and RAM resources you should consider an upgrade.

Number of Gamers: If number of gamers have increased beyond what your VPS can handle, you should consider an upgrade.

Expansion: If you begin with Small Game server and now you have expanded enough to accommodate big number of gamers then consider an upgrade.

Number of Games: If you are running number of games and your VPS will likely not be able to accommodate multiple requests, it is good to upgrade.

Troubleshooting a Game Server Hosting? Common Problems and their Solutions

Errors occur while installing a Game Server

Such kind of errors depend upon various software mechanism, its requirements and dependencies. We are here providing you some general outline to solve them:

Game Server’s service is not starting and throwing an error

After successful installation of a Game Server, when you try to start its service a new error occurs. Here are some common issues and their solutions,

Game Server crashes while being played

Your players sometimes complain that Game server crashes while being played. There may be numerous reasons for such incidents, a few of them are listed below,

After a server reboot, my Game Server won’t start automatically

This happens if your Game Server’s service is not set to start automatically.

Windows users can check this from Services (Start > Administrative Tools > Services) menu.  Here, you can go to the properties of your Game Server’s service and navigate to Recovery tab. It will give you options to set for 1st Failure, 2nd Failure and Subsequent Failures. You can set “Restart the service” values for all or any of these options as per your need.

Is Your Game Server Being Targeted by DDoS Attack? Follow these Security Measures …

A denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) can be referred as cumulative effort of multiple persons or single “script kid” to make a computer/network resource unavailable or prevent it from functioning properly.

DoS attack can be rectified if packets come from only one location. Real headache is Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) where packets will come from multiple locations. Following are some basic measures you can take to prevent DDoS:


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