08-12-2017, 02:53 PM #1
Gaming server hosting: profitable?
One of the major advantages to dedicated server hosting is the freedom you're given to set it up to your heart's content: it would be a pity to let it go to waste.
One of the many applications you can set up is gaming server hosting: this is possible for many videogames, and all of them are fairly populated. The most popular one is, by far, Minecraft, but other relatively recent games (Ark, Rust, The Forest) can also make use of it.
I know that some people pay to be hosted on such servers, especially on Minecraft, since you can set it up to run different game modes, but donations are also fairly important.
As far as you know, how profitable can gaming server hosting be?
08-12-2017, 09:08 PM #2
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08-12-2017, 09:26 PM #3
I would have to disagree with this, Minecraft is a resource hog and runs on Java. The basic version can run on a low end VPS with a few players but the larger mod packs require high specs for a large community of players. Minecraft is really the expection though with gaming servers. Most game servers are just a small light weight program that process data from the client many hundreds of people could play on a low end VPS
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08-13-2017, 12:16 AM #4
I agree with LJSHost minecraft is a real resource hog, hosting a server on a VPS is only for test purposes, like a group of friends playing. When it comes to public Minecraft servers its better to host those on a game VDS which is a slice of dedicated server, but if you run a huge minecraft server an actual dedicated server will work out better due to the dedicated resources.
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08-13-2017, 09:20 AM #6VirtuBox - Hosting, Managed Services & Support
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08-13-2017, 10:29 AM #7
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09-18-2017, 09:43 AM #12
I agree HostBastic that you need DDOS protection if you are planning on running your own game server. I saw a lot of my friends play this private servers and get attacked once in awhile that led servers to shutdown.
09-19-2017, 01:21 AM #13
You'll need some solid, titanium like security to make sure your server isn't often compromised, attacked or hijacked. It's a good idea though if you think you can profit from it in a way or method where you make more money than you spend on it. Just remember that you also have to promote the server to draw more traffic and get more donations. More traffic also means more upgrading of the server in the future. If I were you, I'd get the fastest most premium server available for this endeavor. That way, you won't have to take the serve down in the future for maintenance.
09-19-2017, 11:55 AM #14
I think gaming server cost a lot, and the difference is not that big if your not using a server. I think its just waste of money
09-24-2017, 08:23 AM #15
Definitely Yes. Servers are all profitable even they are expensive. Many websites lease them in order to run their businesses.
11-03-2017, 04:37 AM #16
I think hosting gaming servers are profitable. Why? Because of the growing numbers of private gaming communities, game server hosts are more in demand and you may even have an additional profit if you are more knowledgeable in DDOS protection which is very important in gaming servers nowadays.
11-06-2017, 03:27 AM #17
I think for me game server hosting are profitable defends on what types of game that your hosting, and if its become popular and millions of users of that game you would be more profitable
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