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Renting a Game Server – what are your options?

If you are on a search for the best Game Server to rent for your multiplayer games then you have come to the right place to find out about some of the options out there. Make sure to check out my previous posts which highlight more Game Server rental options.

  • Ping Perfect

It offers free web hosting when you sign up. They offer 1GB which can be great for setting up your clan with a place to congregate. Ping Perfect has servers in the United States, France, Germany, Romania, the U.K., Australia, and Brazil.  They offer 24/7 customer support.  They have good reviews from customers on responding quickly and solving issues that have come up for customers.  They typically answer support requests in 30 minutes.  They offer a variety of games, about 90, including: To hide, Space engineers, Hide & Hold Out h2o, Counter Strike, Rust, Wurm, Zomboid, Arma, Grav Action Survival, Life is Feudal.  They offer a 10 GB connection to their 11083 servers that are online.

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They have 32 GB minimum RAM on their servers.  All servers use the Xeon processors to keep things moving well.  Ping perfect offers DDoS protection to protect you from unwanted attacks slowing things down.  Once you pay for your server it will be instantly set up.  You will be able to set up easily using their simple game panel.  If you are unhappy in the first 24 hours they will offer a full refund on your payment.  The price per slot varies depending on the game.  It looks like around 61 cents per slot is the average.  I would check out their website to see the price of the games you are interested in renting the server for.  They also offer an Affiliate program that pays 15 % per referral.

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  • Serenity Servers

It is based in Denmark. They have servers located in Canada, the United States, The UK, and France.  They offer full FTP access allowing you to upload and download files easily.  They have SSD powered servers and promise no lags in their performance. At Serenity Servers they have protection from DDoS attacks. They offer a variety of games including Garry’s mod, Minecraft, ARK, Rust Coutner-Strike Source, Team Fortress 2, StarMade, San Andreas, Hurtworld, Counter-Strike Global offensive. They offer instant set up with no set up fees.   You will also get free web hosting so you can easily set up your community. They have 24/7 support. You are not tied into any contracts with Serenity Servers. You can cancel at any time. The price is about 60 cents per slot, but it depends on the game as it does on most Game Server providers.

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  • End of Reality

It offers game servers in the United States, Germany, France, and the U.K. They offer full FTP access so you can have more control. They have a TCAdmin control panel allowing you to access it from wherever you are. There is a 1 click mod installer making it simpler to upload your mods. They have SSD powered servers. They offer 24/7 support and an extreme performance guarantee. They offer a variety of games including, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, America’s Army Proving grounds, Minecraft, ARK: Survival evolved and Call of duty. They offer many more. There prices start around 99 cents a slot for most of their games. It varies depending on the game.

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There are a lot of things to consider when choosing your game server rental company. Feel free to comment here on any experiences you have had on these or any other game server providers. Keep an eye out for future posts outlining more server companies to compare.

Game Server Rental Providers- A highlight

Today I am going to continue to highlight various game server providers that you can choose from. There are many available to gamers, so look for the one that best fits your needs.  After reviewing various forums and sites here are a few more to look over. In this post, I will try to give the main highlights of each provider.

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  • GTX Gaming

It is a company that is based out of the U.K. They also have sighted in the United States, Germany, France, and Australia. GTX Gaming offers 24 hours a day support. They try to respond within 5 minutes. They specialize in ARMA games but have much more including ARK, Black Ops III, Factory, Artworld, RUST, and Stellaris. GTX Gaming offers easy to use game templates. They have a fast and easy to use control panel making it easy to set up your games and make adjustments. GTX Gaming has an affiliate program where you can earn money when your friends sign up through your referral link. They offer a refund in the first 24 hours if you are not satisfied with their service. There is no contract when you sign up so you can cancel at any time. Instant setup is the standard at GTX, as soon as you pay they set up your server and within minutes you are ready to go. You will have full FTP access through GTX for your game so you can download or upload your files easily. The servers used are hosted on SSD hard drives so you’ll have fast loading times. The servers they use are Dell R620’s with Dual E5 CPU’s. The servers are hosted on 1 GB ports on a 10 GB network. They offer discounts if you sign up for 3 months or more. The discounts range from 5% for 3 months to 25% if you sign up for 36 months. The monthly rate starts around $17.  It is priced in pounds so you will need to convert the amount to know the exact charge if you are in the United States.

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  • Streamline Servers

It offers a variety of games at some of the best prices for game server slots. Their prices start at $2.50 a month.  It varies based on the game you choose ranging up to $32.00. It is one of the bigger hosts in the Australian market but has locations around the world.  Locations include the United States (Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New York, Washington, Nevada, and California), The UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, and Singapore.   They offer instant set up once accounts are paid. Their Servers use the Intel Xeon E5 CPU with 128GB DDR4 RAM.  They offer DDoS attack protection.  Customer service requests are served through support tickets. They offer a simple TCAdmin control panel which allows you to easily control your game. They have an affiliate program that lets you earn 10% of your referrals. They offer a variety of games, some of the most popular are: ARK: Survival Evolved, Arma 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Don’t Starve Together, Rust, Artworld, Minecraft (Premium).

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These are 2 of the many options out there. Consider what games you want to play and look over feedback on the companies that you are considering. If they offer a full refund or trial you can always try it out and see if you like it. Once you know you like a provider you can go for a longer term service agreement which can save you money overall. Keep an eye out for more posts highlighting the various Game Server Rental providers available.

 

 

Game Server Providers in 2016

Today I am going to continue to summarize the various game server rental companies out there and the features they offer. There are many options out there, so it’s important to compare their features and find the best fit for you.

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  • Branzone

This Company offers servers throughout the United States, in Germany and England. They offer a location switching option for those who might need it. They have a game control panel that you can access anywhere you are. They have servers that have a minimum of 16 Gb of DDR3 memory, and have a 3.2 GHz Quad Core or faster processor. The connection they offer to the Internet is 1Gbps. They have instant activation once you have set up your account. They offer a variety of games. Some of their most popular games are: Battlefield 3, Orangebox, Minecraft, The Mean Greens and Half-Life 1. Their billing cycle is monthly and the rates start at $8.00.

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  • Darkstar Communications

It is a game server rental company that offers a network infrastructure that is geared to create a smooth lag-free gaming experience. They feature up to date servers, using Intel Xeon processors. Every gamer who has a game server they are renting has full FTP access. They offer a free web hosting space for game server customers. Game servers are instantly set up the moment accounts are paid. They offer 24/7 Customer service to answer questions relating to your game server.

Your game server will have a static IP address making it easier for friends to find your server. They offer a free 3 day trial to see if it meets your needs. The pricing depends on the number of slots you want. 8 slots starts at $3.92. They offer a High CPU priority option for $9.99. Some of the games they support are: Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Killing Floor, and Left4Dead plus many more. They have servers in 28 locations and offer upgrade and downgrade options at any time.

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  • Multiplay Gameservers

It offers worldwide locations, including: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK, US, Russia Hong Kong and more. Having a server near you is an advantage for performance. They offer Clan-Pay so your friends can chip in to pay for your Multiplayer Service. They manage to keep prices low without sacrificing their gaming network. Multiplayer owns their network helping keep your online gaming experience smooth. They offer 24/7 technical support so you don’t have to wait if you are having a problem. They have a dedicated support team who will help you troubleshoot your problems. They have instant set up once you sign up, so you can get playing right away.

 

They offer Swappable Games- allowing you to switch up your current game for an updated one if you want, or a new game if you want to try it out. Multiplayer also offers their trademarked Clanforge control panel.  It has great functionality and also monitors your server and restarts it if it crashes. Multiplayer supports many games and mods, some of them are: 7 Days to Die, Ace of Spades, ARK, ArmA III, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Counter Strike:Condition Zero, Chivarly: DW, Minecraft Complete and many more. The price for renting their servers depend on the game, but on average for 8 players is $4 and up. If you check them out make sure to check out their special offers page to see if you can get a discount. They offer a discount if you use a larger renewal period, for example-if you renew every 3 months you get a 10% discount, for a 6 month renewal you get a 15% discount and for a 12 month renewal you get a 20% discount. You might want to try it out first to make sure you like it before deciding to go with one of the longer renewal terms.

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Make sure to check out their websites and see what the differences are for the games you play. With a little research you will get a better sense of the option right for you. Look for more posts to come giving an overview of other Game Server Rental companies.

 

 

 

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.