Renting a Game Server- An Overview of Hosting Companies

Continuing on from my previous posts on the various companies that offer Game Servers to rent, I will summarize some other companies that are worth looking at in your quest for a great company to rent from to host your games.

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  • So you Start is one of the more expensive Game Server rental companies, but it does have some nice features. They have subscriptions that are monthly. Their pricing begins at $69.99. This price includes an Intel i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 120 GB SSD Disk. It offers anti DDoS protection with up to 16 IPs. It has 250 Mbps Bandwidth along with 100 GB of backup storage. They support a variety of games, here are a few of the popular ones: Half-Life, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Left 4 Dead, Garry’s Mod, Grand Theft Auto and more.
  • Survival Servers offers servers with zero lag and run on dual CPU Xeon processors. They offer DDoS protection in select locations. They use SSD drives. They offer customer service support via tickets. They respond within a maximum of 24 hours, usually the response is within a few hours. They have servers in the United States including: Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, North Carolina, and New York. They also have servers in France and Germany.

They offer a variety of games some are Arma 2, Unturned, Rust, Reign of kings, ARK:Survival Evolved, Hurtworld and Fragmented.  The pricing varies depending on the game. Rust starts at 20 cents a slot, while Fragmented starts at $1.40. They offer instant setup, once you pay your game server will be created and you will get an email with the details to connect to it. You can upgrade at any time. They also offer an affiliate program; if you refer customers through this program you can earn 10% commission on the new customers’ invoices for life. This is a nice feature to earn a little money.

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  • Host Havoc has earned a reputation for having very fast support time turnaround. They offer 24/7 support. For those who customer service is a priority might be interested to check Host Havoc out. They have server locations in the United States (Nevada, Washington, Illinois, Texas and California), Canada, France and Australia. They offer a TCAdmin Control Panel allowing you to access it from anywhere. They have DDoS protection to prevent network attacks. Host Havoc uses Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and Intel Xeon processors.They offer instant setup on game server orders once payment is received. They guarantee your satisfaction and you can request a refund within 72 hours of your purchase if you are not satisfied.

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They offer a variety of games including: 7 Days to Die, ARK: Survival Evolved, Arma 3, Counter Strike: Go, Garry’s Mod, Hurtworld and Rust Experimental. They offer other games and are currently adding more. Host Havoc also offers an affiliate program that allows you to earn credit or money for referring new customers. You earn 12% commission for each referral. The cost is monthly and varies depending on the game. The Team Fortress 2 starts at $4.00 a month and is the lowest price game server rental. The highest game server rental is ARK at $17.50 a month.

 

As you can see the prices can vary significantly among the companies that offer game server rentals as well as the types of customer service they offer.  Stay tuned for more posts highlighting other game server rental options. I look forward to sharing more information in future posts.

Searching for your Game Server Rental Company

The search continues for the right Game Server Rental Company. Today I will review a few lesser known Game Server Rental companies. I want you to be able to have a variety of options to choose from. My goal is to show a range of providers, from the large very well known to the small lesser known providers.

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  • Trinity Games net

This small company has been around since 1994 and has been focusing on gaming since 2002. They use modern servers with Linux kernels and finely tuned Windows server installations to help them keep modern games running smoothly. The servers are Dell Intel Xeon Servers.  There are no limits to bandwidth and disk space. You can get real-time game server statistics. They set up your server right away once it is purchased.  A control panel offers easy server management. They promise to have it online within 20 minutes of purchase. I3d.net offers a variety of games. The most popular games are: Miscreated, Minecraft, Counter Strike: global Offensive, Battlefield 4, and BF Hardline.  They offer many more. Support is provided over the phone, through email, ticket and live chat. To have your server debranded there is a fee with i3d.net.  There are other add on fees such as a fee to make your server public. The prices vary but are about $10 for 8 slots.

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  • Jest Servers

It has locations in the United States, Germany, France, and the Netherlands and in the UK. They offer support through a ticket system but they will help you through tea view on your computer to help guide customers through issues. If you were not satisfied with your service they offer a money back guarantee and will prorate any part of the month you haven’t used, sending you a refund.

The company has been around since 2006. Their servers run on premium networks with top tier providers. You can upgrade or downgrade your service whenever you want. Servers are instantly activities once it is. Pad for. If you need to move your server to a different location the move is free. The control panel is controlled by a TCAdmin panel. They offer a variety of games including Terraria, Team Fortress 2, Rising Storm, ARMA 3, Call of Duty MW3, and Left4Dead2.

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  • EnviousHost

It is used by 50,000 gamers. They offer 24/7 support using a ticket system. They offer a small number of games including Minecraft, Minecraft pocket edition, CS:GO, Starmade, and Garry’s Mod. Envious host guarantees that their servers have 99% uptime.  They started off as a Minecraft host and have grown since then. They have state of the art technology so their servers run fast and there are no lags in your games. They have SSD hard drives and 64GB of Dedicated DDR3 Ram on the servers. There are no bandwidth restrictions. Once your account is setup the server will be set up instantly. They offer a secure server and DDoS protection so you can know your game server is secure. They offer a free 48 hour trial so you can check out their service before you buy it. When you setup your server there are fees for maintenance and dedicated ip and ports. For 10 player slots the pricing is around $9.00 a month without the add ons.

 

With these companies you can see that there are some added on fees for various types of services. There are some where most items are included in the price, but the monthly price is sometimes higher. Check out my older posts to learn about other providers available.

Choosing your Game Server Rental Provider

If you are looking for a game server to rent, you are probably trying to find the best deal and service you can. It’s important to look over the details of each provider’s game server rental plans and know what kind of service they provide before committing. This post reviews a few of the providers available to look into. I hope this information helps you get better informed to make a good decision for you and your friends.

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  • Wombat Servers

It originates from Australia but has servers in the United States and New Zealand as well. Wombat uses its own servers. They operate a global hosting network so that you have minimal latency and your gameplay is smooth. They offer instant set up and customization for your new server once you pay for your account. It was designed by gamers who wanted a good playing experience and have gone on to share it with others. They offer discounts off your first game server often, so look for that! They have 24/7 service via chat and email so you can get help when you need it.

They have DDoS prevention and a specialized network to help your game run smoothly.  They offer a variety of games including: Battlefield 4, ARK: Survival Evolved, Arma III, Battlefield 3, Minecraft, Garry’s Mod, Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike: source and many more. They offer a premium control panel to easily control your server. This will make uploading and downloading your files and mods easier. Free web hosting is part of the package when you buy an account with Wombat. The prices range depending on the game but one example is Battlefield 3 is $8 a month for 8 slots. They offer a 24 hour money-back guarantee just in case you are not satisfied.

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  • Fluctis

It is a company that was formed by a group of gamers who wanted to share the great experience they were having on their servers. They offer servers in many locations, including the United States, the UK, Canada and Australia. They offer a simple top of the line control panel so that you can easily manage your games. There is full FTP Access to make it easier to upload and download your files. Fluctis has instant set up right after your initial payment. They have a 24/7 support system utilizing a ticket system.  When you sign up for a plan they offer Free Web Hosting to help you setup your community. They offer a 5 day money back policy, so take advantage of this and try it out knowing you can cancel it if you are not satisfied. They offer a variety of games including: Rust, Minecraft pocket edition, Garry’s Mod, Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and more. Their prices range from 99 cents a slot for some games to $15 a month or more for a game like Rust. You can cancel at any time. Make sure to check for their discounts as they often have them. They offer a 10% affiliate program, so if you share the game rental providers’ link you can earn some money.

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While these are some of the smaller providers, they were started by gamers who know what they want for a great gaming experience. They know what you want, so that helps to ensure that their game server rentals are set up to have great gameplay. Make sure to check out the previous posts here that give an overview of other Game Server Rental providers. It’s best to compare a few and decide the ones that have the games you want and seem like the best fit for what you need and where you are.

Popular Game Server Companies

There are many different game server rental companies out there. Today I am going to give you an overview of a handful of the more popular game server companies. I will go over the types of games that are offered by each company.

  • Nitrous Networks

It is a popular company for game server rentals. Nitrous Networks boasts 4780 active servers.  It has DDoS protection and Tier 1 bandwidth. The customer service at Nitrous Networks is pretty good with an average of 32 minutes response for a technical ticket reply. They offer Instant setup for game servers. Once payment is made they have your game setup in seconds.  They offer simple billing- with no contracts that keep you tied into a server you decide you don’t want anymore. You can cancel whenever you feel you want to. No hassles! There are many different game servers you can rent on Nitrous Networks. Some of their offerings are: Minecraft, Minecraft – pocket edition, garry’s mod, Rust, Hurtworld, Starbound, Counter Strike Source, CS GO, Team Fortress 2, Terraria, Starmade, 7 Days to Die, Reign of Kings, Insurgency, Killing Floor 2, ARK. You’ll find discount codes on their website, so make sure to put the code in when you check out!

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  • Game Servers

It is a premier game hosting company. It has served over 400,000 customers. They have a large network with multiple locations in the United States, Europe, China, India, South Africa and more. They offer a custom control panel which makes it easier to manage your games. They support over 200 mods through their control panel. They offer guaranteed satisfaction with a 5 day money back guarantee. You can receive a full refund with in the first 5 days. Some of the games offered for server rentals are: 7 Days to Die, ARK: Survival Evolved, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Counter Strike Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DayZ Standalone, Hide & Hold Out, Killing Floor 2, Life is Feudal, Minecraft, Reign of Kings, Rust, Space Engineers, Squad, Starbound, Team Fortress 2,  and Unturned. When you go to the website make sure to look for their promo codes and use them at checkout!

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  • NFO Servers

This Company offers the premium services at the lowest prices. They offer the highest guaranteed performance. They use NFO – owned hardware and use an automated system to dynamically load balance game servers so that there are no lag times during peak use. They do not have any hidden fees for co-branding. They offer a 2 day free trial so you can check it out and see how you like it before committing to use their game servers. They do not have any set up fees for setting the server up and do it instantly after payment. They offer 20 Gbps of super- premium bandwidth to help your games run seamlessly. Full FTP access as well as the option for a permanent server ip and default port as long as you stay the same location. Some of the games that they support are Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Source, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor. NFO Servers is well thought of among gamers who rent game servers. It might be a bit more expensive than the other options but has great reviews for stability and customer service.

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It is a company that also offers instant game setup after payment is professed. You will be up and running within a few minutes. They offer 24/7 customer support and their customer service representatives have experience with more than 50 different games. Dragnet offers the ability to switch geographical location of your game server. They use state of the art hardware and monitor it 24/7 to prevent lags and issues. They offer an option for clan pay group pay. This allows members of your clan to donate directly to your account. They offer full FTP access and a simple control panel to use. They offer many popular games, here are a few of the most popular ones: 7 ways to die, ARK: Survival Evolved, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Minecraft, Rust, Squad and much more!

 

These are just a few of the many options out there. Keep a look out for future posts on more server company options.