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Dedicated vs. Shared Hosting
Variety is the spice of life. That statement rings true in real life as well as our virtual endeavors. So why spend thousands on a top-of-the-range gaming unit, hours setting it up only to be shackled in by the pre-prescribed server offered out the box when you buy a game? The point of gaming is to break out the box, to escape reality and indulge your wildest imaginations. The point of gaming is to break out of the box, to escape reality and indulge your wildest imaginations. However, such is life, unfortunately, any flight of fancy or expression of imagination must at some point be rooted in reality. Ask yourself: Can it really deliver? The issue with out-the-box servers is game developers build them with the specific job of carrying weight.
Why Host Your Own Dedicated Server?
Half of the top-ten most-played games on Steam come with the option to customize your entire gameplay, right up through running your own dedicated server. Are you going to sit back and play the game how somebody else envisioned it, or are you going to grab the goat by the horns, run your own server, and make it personal? There are many reasons why people rent a server from a remote provider; ranging from bandwidth availability, dedicated support, or even to eliminate any latency advantages between player and host. Remote hosting can sometimes be a headache. All you need is to save the parts you replace when you upgrade, and build a new system out of it. A dedicated server is often more stable than the game client itself. If something goes wrong on your gaming machine and you need to close the game or reboot your system, those that are connected to the server can still play and enjoy the game. There are many options to remotely control the server.