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  • Counter Strike - Global Offensive image included in every cloud server package
  • Wide range of cheap servers for all your needs Extend your performance, storage and slots at any time
  • Secure Server Superior security features to keep players safe

How to locate the image for "Counter Strike: Global Offensive" in the Cloud Panel.

  1. To locate the game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, first navigate towards the "servers" section of the "infrastructure" tab located in the top left area of the Cloud Panel. Next, click the "create" drop down menu and then select "cloud server" on the servers main page.

  2. Go to the "applications" tab and under "all applications", select "games".

  3. Search through the list of games available until you find "counter-strike". Select the application.

  4. A selection pop-up window will appear with some background information on the game, information on how to play, as well as a guide on how to access the server.

  5. Finally, just click on "create" and you're finished! The prospective provisioning time will be displayed.

Create an online gaming community with game server hosting from 1&1

Affordable game servers
CS:GO image included
1&1 safety and security
Full root access

1&1 is dedicated to offering the best game server hosting

In order to get the most of your multiplayer gaming experience, 1&1 recommends one of our powerful cloud-based game server packages. Each of the choices within our cloud server range offers unrivalled performance and storage capacity to ensure your gaming experience is never constrained by technological limitations. Intel® processors are utilised and administrators can take advantage of SSD storage options to further enhance performance.

At 1&1, we are dedicated to bringing you top performance at affordable prices.

Game servers for your favourite games

Whatever your game of choice, one way to enhance your playing experience is to take it online and enjoy the thrill of a truly multiplayer adventure. Playing with friends is a fantastic way to breathe new life into online games and, with 1&1's comprehensive range of game server hosting packages, you can create massively immersive worlds that keep you coming back for more.

The cloud-based game servers allow for complete control of your settings and configuration to ensure that your games are always secure and accessible – for both you and your friends. This is achieved through full root access and the employment of a range of security applications for increased safety.

Our game hosting services let you create your own online faction for co-op and PvP maps for games like Minecraft for example. Finally, the option of including a unique domain name gives users a memorable address to return to whenever they want to join the game.
FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic

Game Server Hosting

  • What is a game server?

    A game server, sometimes known as a host or shard, acts as a central data transmitter and holds the authoritative source of events in online multiplayer games. Put simply, this means that players connected to a game server are able to maintain an accurate and up-to-date version of any particular game world—including the input of individual players. Game servers are used to run the most popular MMORPG games, and allow you and your friends to participate in huge online competitions or sandboxes.

    Game server hosting comes in a variety of forms. However, cloud severs provide numerous advantages for gaming, such as ease of implementation, flexibility, and scalability. 1&1 offers a number of cloud-based game server solutions for cheap
    prices—helping you to provide the ultimate experience for your users.
  • How can I setup a game server at 1&1?

    Setting up a cloud server for gaming with 1&1 is simple, and our intuitive configurator will help you to build a package perfectly suited to your requirements. To begin with, select the processor, RAM and hard disk space that will form the core of your game server hosting package.

    Once you have chosen the base on which to build, you can then quickly and easily choose your OS, system and version management software, as well as professional back up options. The next step allows you to take advantage of a free domain name that is included in every game server hosting package, before you go on to enter your customer details and complete your purchase. Finally, with the 1&1 guarantee, you can trial your game server hosting package for 30 days without obligation—the perfect way to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Which operating system can I use with game server hosting packages from 1&1?

    When you choose 1&1 for your game server hosting, you also have the option of deciding which operating system your server will run on. This means that you can set up and maintain your server using an operating system that is already familiar to you. Both Windows and Linux options are available depending upon your preferences and requirements; simply select the OS as you configure your game server hosting package. Please note, however, that the CS:GO image included in the 1&1 cloud server package only runs on Linux.
  • What kind of security standards does 1&1 implement within a game server?

    Security is extremely important to the continued accessibility of your game server. Fortunately, the 1&1 Data Centres are among the safest and most efficient in the world, ensuring that your cloud-based game server provides uninterrupted access thanks to its guaranteed 99.9% availability.

    With a number of optional extras for your game server, 1&1 provides you access to powerful hardware solutions combined with professional services. The most important services:

    - Secure VPN connection
    - Professional SSL certification providing data protection with 256-bit encryption
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