Hosting Your Own Game ServerChoosing the right provider is everything when it comes to hosting your own server.
Running A Successful Game ServerHere are a few key points when running your own game server
Server performance is a key factor in running a successful gaming community. We recommend running your game server on a SSD and high performance ram.
Rules should be the backbone of your gaming community and encourage fair game play amongst your community. Good server owners should always enforce their rules and terms.
Server events are a crucial factor in community moral. Server owners / admins should consider setting up monthly server events that cater to multiple time zones and work schedules of your community.
Admins should be non-playing characters that are on standby to help players who have issues and enforce server rules. This prevents players from claiming " Admin Abuse ".
Community feedback is vital to any successful server. This could be in the form of voting for server mods, events or when the right time to do a server wipe should be.
This can be a bit tricky as each player tends to like certain play styles. You should plan ahead and keep the settings the same once you have established a good player base. Do not change these settings without community consent.
Choose a location that benefits everyone. Many new server owners tend to host servers nearest to them when in reality players from all over the world may be part of your community. We recommend a central location that suits your playerbase if available.
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If you choose to use mods, we recommend limiting the amount you install and use ones that have an active mod creator. It's important to check the mods before you install them! Not all mods are compatible and there is nothing more annoying than a server crash due to an outdated mod or a mod related issue.