Most multiplayer games rely on a client-host who both plays and hosts the game at the same time. While simple, this setup causes performance issues such as lag, slow loading times, crashes, lost save files, and dropped games. A dedicated server is an alternative hosting option that offers a much more stable and enjoyable gaming experience. This article is an introduction to dedicated servers for gaming. Read on to learn how these servers work and how they enable players to customize and control their gaming environments. A dedicated gaming server is a computer that hosts a video game for a client. This type of server enables a reliable, stable, and fast connection to your favorite online games. Dedicated game servers offer more processing, memory, and storage capabilities than other hosting solutions.
What Is a Dedicated Server for Gaming?
The multiplayer first-person shooter video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive abbreviated CS:GO has exploded in popularity in recent months, and, at the time of writing, it is still soaring in popularity. You can visit Steam's Stat Page and see where the game's currently standing. The game has an "Official Matchmaking" option. This selects a nearby server, owned by Steam, where you can play against other players from around the world. It can be fun, as you get an endless supply of enemy skill levels and play styles. However, you have no control over who joins the server, what the rules and settings there are. This is a problem when you want to organize matches according to your preferences or if you want to host private games where you only play against your friends. The solution to this problem is to create your own dedicated server for Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Setting Up Your Server
A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server. When your dedicated server is first set up during the order process, you can select which operating system will be installed. From the General information tab, click on On the next screen, select either Install from an OVHcloud template or Install one of your templates in order to use a template for the installation. To be able to install a customised image on the server, choose the third option Install from custom image. Please refer to the BYOI guide to learn about the settings of this functionality. Some proprietary operating systems or platforms such as Plesk or Windows require licences which generate additional fees.
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