What is a dedicated game server?
A dedicated game server is like any other conventional server with the difference being that a dedicated game server is exclusively responsible for one particular game only. A dedicated game server is all about a single central device which is set aside to serve the needs of all the devices connected to the network. That device takes the responsibility of establishing communication between all the other devices in the network. A dedicated game server means that it is a private server set afar in a data centre, completely devoted to an individual, an organization or an application. It is a personal server and is not shared by any other customer. You get the whole server for yourself and you are allowed to mould it as you prefer. A dedicated game server is a rented service where you get the server, the required software and the Internet on a rented basis so that you can complete all your server-based needs with ease. It is like an in-house server ready for your gaming needs and services with strong support from the providers. A dedicated server may be either bought from a rented hosting service provider( usually private services) or it may also be managed by using a Cloud service or a managed service provider.
Why do we need dedicated game servers?
Now that you have understood what a dedicated game server is. Let me explain to you the importance and need for dedicated game servers in the gaming industry. There are many kinds of online video games available these days. Their popularity has grown immensely in the world especially the massively multiplayer online role-playing games. This kind of massively multiplayer online role-playing video games witnesses a large amount of rush. Many numbers of players from across the world try to connect to the main publisher's server at the same time. This leads to a very heavy traffic load on the main server leading to slowness and sluggishness in the game with frequent lags. The whole aura of the amazing gameplays of the massively multiplayer online role-playing games vanishes. The player gets frustrated and subsequently closes the game. The player may even join the massively multiplayer online role-playing games through a peer to peer hosting where one player amongst them acts as a dynamic host. This type of hosting is quite unstable. The dynamic host is the only one who is responsible for everything concerning the game. The gaming experience of others depends on the internet connection speed and device capabilities of the dynamic host. Once the dynamic host's device slows or shuts, it affects the games of all the other connected players. So this type of hosting was readily discarded by game lovers. With all the above methods of joining the massively multiplayer online role-playing games, failing to provide an adequate level of satisfaction to the gamers, the need for dedicated game servers came into existence.
Rising demands for dedicated game servers
With the rapid growth of technology in the world, the viewpoint of people changed. The great uses of technology came into existence. People started becoming completely dependent on technology for everything starting from knowledge to entertainment. There are various ways in which technology is used as a source of entertainment. There is social media, the media industry and the most popular gaming industry. The conventional outdoor recreation methods got replaced by in-house entertainment marathons. The rise of massively multiplayer online role-playing games in recent years has been breathtaking. People of almost all ages are hooked to their living room couches immersed in their own virtual gaming world. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games allow you to connect with your fellow gamers from all over the world. It helps create a spirit of unity amongst teammates and competitiveness amongst opponents. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games in a way creates a virtual social world for the player. The player attains the role of a character, gets immersed in the virtual world of the game and gets connected virtually to all the players through voice or text chats. This creates a community of particular game lovers with similar interests. All these things make the massively multiplayer online role-playing video games heavily loved among players. And to run these multiplayer video games efficiently on your device you require a dedicated game server. Dedicated game servers provide innumerable benefits to the players. Let us see what are some of the benefits of dedicated game servers. Dedicated game servers have the basic purpose of handling high traffic demands so that no matter how many players join the server there are no game lags and sluggishness. It provides high-speed internet connection which ensures zero game lags and minimal latency. Being a game client you have access to the graphics, game controls and sounds only. Vague, right? But being the owner of a dedicated game server you get to control the action in the game, the position of the players and the rules of the game. A dedicated game server gives you the full administrative and authoritative powers of the game. You have the full control over how many players and who all joins your server. You may invite your friends to your server. A dedicated game server gives you full customization powers using which you may customize the game world, the game characters, the game modes and so on using advanced settings. You can also configure the server anytime you want. It may be quite frustrating to lose your hard-earned game progress but using a dedicated game server keeps your game progress pretty safe and directly updates it to the server automatically. So, there is no chance of losing your game progress ever again. There is 24/7 support and availability for the users and the client's so that your server remains online round the clock. There is great flexibility regarding the choice of the operating system for the device which uses the dedicated game server. It totally depends on the game. High-level security is provided to the server and to the device with the use of new generation firewalls and complete protection against viruses and malware. Dedicated Internet Protocol addresses are used for dedicated game servers to ensure stability and safety. A secure server root is also provided. A dedicated game server avoids overheating of the device and makes sure that the device internals is safe and damage-free. All these privileges provide an overall customizable, fast and lag-free and secure gaming experience with the highest quality of gaming performance to the gamers. Thus, the demands for dedicated game servers are quite high in the gaming industry today. Its demand is still soaring high and will reach its peak in the coming years.
Guide to set up dedicated game servers on your device
Before setting up dedicated game servers to your device for a particular game, you first need to check all the system requirements for that particular game. This allows your server to be compatible with your device. Most of the dedicated game servers have a basic requirement of an operating system of a recent version. The operating system may be Windows, Linux or Mac OS. A CPU of 2.0 GHz or more processor is recommended for most of the dedicated servers for various games. The RAM and hard disc space for the dedicated game server depend on the demands of the game and the number of players joining the server. Some dedicated game servers may run with as low as 1GB RAM whereas some may require as high as 16 GB. And most importantly, a dedicated game server requires a stable internet connection for its smooth functioning. Now coming to the ways in which you can get your own dedicated game servers. Most of the games have their dedicated servers available in the Steam library through Steam Cloud Service. It can be downloaded from the Steam Valve Developer Community free of cost by the players for execution. But the most convenient method of getting a dedicated game server is through a private hosting service provider. Our company Hosting Ultraso provides the best-dedicated game servers in the market. We provide the following enlisted dedicated game servers.
Argo dedicated server
Argo is a multiplayer video game of the first-person shooter genre which is free to play. The gaming performance of this tactical shooter game based in a fictional island called Malden is enhanced by using an Argo dedicated server. This is a highly popular shooter game and Argo dedicated server is highly demanded in the market.
Teamspeak dedicated server
Teamspeak is a voice over internet protocol software used specifically for text and voice chats in multiplayer games. Almost all the multiplayer games use teamspeak software to enable communication among the players. Teamspeak dedicated server makes the use of this software easier and more enjoyable.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive dedicated server
CS: GO is from the Counter-Strike series, where a group of terrorists and counterterrorists fight against each other to complete tasks and missions. It is a first-person shooter game played in a team-based approach. The use of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Dedicated server makes the game even more fun.
Rust dedicated server
Rust is an online multiplayer-only video game of the survival genre. Players compete against each other to survive in an open world environment. They thrive for food, water and basic amenities and fight using primitive weapons. The customization of the game world and basic supplies and weapons using a Rust dedicated server makes it even more enjoyable.
DayZ dedicated server
DayZ is a survival video game set in the fictional Post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus, where there is a zombie outbreak. This is spread as a mysterious infection which the player must avoid keeping in tune with his food, water and other basic needs. This game is only available in multiplayer mode therefore the DayZ dedicated server plays a significant role here.
Starbound dedicated server
Starbound is a video game of the action-adventure genre. The player wanders in a 2-dimensional universe so as to get new armours, weapons and items and to visit various towns and villages where there are intelligent lifeforms. The exploration of this amazing world becomes even more exciting by using a Starbound dedicated server.
Space Engineers dedicated server
Space Engineers is a game of sandbox simulation set in space and planets. It can be played in both multiplayer and single-player formats. The player has to edit and create his game world using specific tools. A Space Engineers dedicated server helps to customise the tools and the sandbox environment.
Minecraft dedicated server
In Minecraft, the player explores a 3-dimensional world, discover raw materials and create products and structures. Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world because of its lack of specific objective. Minecraft dedicated server makes the experience even fulfilling.
Ark dedicated server
Ark is a survival video game based in prehistoric times where the player has to survive against dinosaurs, prehistoric animals, natural hazards and other players. Ark dedicated server enhances the performance and customised the hurdles in the game.
Arma dedicated server
Arma is a shooter video game series. It consists of amazing military based games of the first-person shooter genre. The latest release in Arma 3. Arma dedicated server makes the gaming performance even greater.
Garry's Mod dedicated server
Garry's Mod is a physics-based open game with no objectives. The player interacts with ragdolls and props using various means. A tool gun is used to perform various tasks. Garry's mod dedicated server lets you modify different modes of Garry's mod and enjoy customization.
Player Unknown's Battlegrounds dedicated server
PUBG is a battle royale game played in multiplayer mode. It is a player vs player shooter game. Using a Player Unknown's Battlegrounds dedicated server enhances your PUBG experience by making it lag-free.
Team Fortress 2 dedicated server
Team Fortress 2 is a first-person shooter video game where the player joins one of the two teams that is RED or BLU and chooses one of the nine character classes. Team Fortress 2 is a team-based game which is enhanced by the use of Team Fortress 2 dedicated server.
Unturned dedicated server
Unturned is a multiplayer or single-player video game of the survival genre. There are various Unturned game modes available but the basic concept of all the modes is survival against. The player is initially given minimum utilities and must collect supplies as the game progresses. Unturned dedicated servers make the various game modes and the multiplayer version quite exciting with personalisation.
Left 4 Dead 2 dedicated server
Left 4 Dead 2 is a survival-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game of the horror genre. The main focus of the game is on cooperative gameplay that is a team-based approach. The players have to survive against the Infected that is the zombies. Left 4 Dead 2 dedicated server makes the gaming experience a lot better.
Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server
Counter-Strike: Source is a multiplayer first-person shooter game between terrorists and anti-terrorists played in form of rounds. In each round, there are objectives to be performed and the team which completes all the tasks eventually wins the game. Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server makes the process of playing easier.
Counter Strike 1.6 dedicated server
Counter-Strike 1.6 is a multiplayer-only first-person shooter game between terrorists and counter-terrorists. The game setting is placed throughout the world where the opponents' complete rounds and progress further. A Counter-Strike 1.6 dedicated server helps to customize the game world and weapons to facilitate the gamers.
7 Days to Die dedicated server
7 Days to Die is a horror game which is a survival-based against zombies set in a fictional place called Navezgane. The player either hunts the wild or get hunted themselves. The 7 Days to Die dedicated server make the gaming experience better.
Call Of Duty: United Offensive dedicated server
Call of duty: united offensive is a multiplayer first-person shooter game. There are many challenges imposed on the players and the teams in the multiplayer version of the game which works best using a Call of Duty: United Offensive dedicated game server.
Alien Swarm dedicated server
Alien swarm is a top-down shooter game available in a multiplayer format. Four players form a team to eliminate aliens. An alien swarm dedicated server customizes the aliens and the game world, to make your game even more interesting.
America's Army dedicated server
America's army is a soldier training game for potential recognition and recruitment of soldiers in the United States Army by the government of the United States. This is a great opportunity for youngsters to make a career in the military and so the use of an America's Army dedicated server is a must.
America's Army 2.5 Assist dedicated server
America's Army 2.5 Assist is actually a tool which allows you to play America's Army 2.5 game of America's Army series. An America's Army 2.5 Assist dedicated server enhances the functioning of the game.
Minecraft Pocket Edition dedicated server
Minecraft Pocket Edition is the mobile version of the Minecraft game for personal computers. It focuses more on the multiplayer part of the game and thus, a Minecraft PE dedicated server is of great help.
Angels Fall First dedicated server
Angels Fall First is a kind of space combat game of the first-person shooter game. The multiplayer version of the game can be best played using an Angels Fall First dedicated game server. Our company, Hosting Ultraso provides a high quality dedicated game servers with the most cost-effective offers!