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Do you need a server… ?

Posted by arnaud on June 3, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Hi guys!

If you are an indie developer and want to make multiplayer games, you’ll likely need to rent a server at some point, in order tu run your server code, obviously.

Just to make things clear, I’m not talking about web hosting here, but about game servers. A bare bone machine where you can install and run whatever you want.

There is a huge competition, and a huge amount of potential VPS or dedicated servers offers out there. They all have all kind of prices, services and quality.

There are so many, that choosing is actually a pain, so I’ll go straight to the point and present you my favourite:

www.digitalocean.com

Why is it great?

  • Prices are extremely competitive. You can have a VPS starting from 5$/month!
  • It is “on demand” server instances. That means, if you need more servers at some time, you just click on “add instance” and clone an existing machine.
  • It’s billed by the hour. That means, if you are in the development phase, you can start a server for a couple of hours to test out stuff, and shut it down later when you don’t need it anymore.
  • You can choose where your server is located (west coast, east coast or europe). For game which need low latency, geographical location is very important!
  • Support is great.
  • UI is very pleasant.
  • You have all kind of documentation on how to set up all sort of software/tools/frameworks.

Overall, I’m very happy with them and they are by far my favorite! Try it out!

I do this “advertising” mainly because I find them great. However, you are welcome to use my referral code:

https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=525711a9fe19

Cheers,
Arnaud

 

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