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Create an online gaming community with game server hosting from 1&1
Dedicated 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.
Our dedicated 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.
Perfect for co-op and PvP games, customers also have full control over seeding and player numbers to ensure that your community remains secure. Finally, the option of including a unique domain name gives users a memorable address to return to whenever they want to join the game.
The best dedicated game server hosting from 1&1
In order to get the most of your multiplayer gaming experience, 1&1 recommends one of our powerful dedicated game server packages. Each of the choices within our dedicated server range offers unrivalled performance and storage facilitates to ensure your gaming experience is never constrained by technological limitations. Both Intel® and AMD processors are utilised and administrators can take advantage of SSD storage options to further enhance performance. The number of Slots 1&1 offers ranges from 25 all the way to 1,530.
The remote nature of 1&1's game server hosting also ensures that any low latency advantages are neutralised – allowing equal access to all participants. This means that, regardless of a player's location, access is the same across the board. Dedicated IP addresses are also included within our game server hosting to provide a closed system where administrators are able to oversee community membership. This provides your game hosting with an extra layer of security to ensure only players who have been invited join the game.
Superior security for your dedicated game server hosting
When administering game server hosting, ensuring that your data is safe and secure is among the most important elements in your day-to-day maintenance. However, here at 1&1 we recognise that you would much rather spend your time playing your favourite game instead of dealing with complex security issues. Thankfully, 1&1 implements a number of powerful yet simple applications and utilities to ensure safety and security remain high without intensive maintenance.
These include a number of optional extras such as 1&1 Professional Backup which includes automation and reporting features to enable scheduled backups and constant risk monitoring. Also available within our game server hosting packages is the 1&1 Mobile Monitoring App, which allows you to remotely monitor server status from any Android™ or iOS device. Once paired with our secure data centre and a range of firewall options, these additional features bring an extra level of security to your game hosting that allows you to concentrate on the game itself.
The very best customer service for game hosting servers
1&1 is proud to be an industry leader within the hosting world, and we are committed to providing the very best customer service and support for your game server hosting. With over 13 million customers to date, 1&1 has continually offered unbeatable products and services to ensure that you are always ahead of the game – making us the perfect choice for reliable and technologically advanced dedicated game servers.
Since 2001, 1&1 has strived to offer the very best value for money and we are constantly improving our products and services through innovation. What's more, with our 24/7 telephone and e-mail support, you can rest assured that our highly trained experts are always on hand to provide answers to any questions or queries you may have. Let 1&1 take care of your game hosting servers and enjoy continued support and the very best products from a provider you can trust.
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, dedicated game server hosting is often considered the most reliable thanks to its high performance levels and advanced features. 1&1 offers a number of dedicated hardware solutions for cheap prices—helping you to provide the ultimate in gaming experiences for your users.
How many slots are available with 1&1 dedicated game server hosting?
Here you find our dedicated game server hosting tariffs and how many slots are available:
L2: up to 25 slots
A8i: up to 95 slots
X4i: up to 190 slots
o12A-32: up to 190 slots
o12A-64: up to 300 slots
XL12i: up to 300 slots
X8i: up to 1530 slots
X10i: up to 1530 slots
How can I setup a dedicated game server at 1&1?
Setting up a dedicated game server 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. You will find both Intel and AMD within our entry-level and performance packages, with Intel processors forming the base of our high-end business packages.
Once you have chosen the base on which to build, you can then quickly and easily choose your OS, system and version management software, professional back up options and whether to incorporate the 1&1 SSL certificate. 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 that 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.
If you are not entirely sure which server is best for you, or you simply wish to delegate some of the maintenance work to concentrate more on your gaming, then we also provide a managed server option. Managed game server hosting from 1&1 pre-configures and manages the maintenance, backups, and software updates for you—so you spend less time keeping your server up and running and more time enjoying your favorite games.
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 dedicated game server for the US provides uninterrupted access thanks to its geo-redundant structure and superb 300 Gbit/s external connectivity speeds.
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:
- A professional backup service is included that allows an individually configurable backup through either Windows or Linux - Additional FTP storage options without artificial bandwidth restriction - Professional SSL certification providing data protection with 256-bit encryption
In addition to these features, 1&1 provides you with the opportunity to monitor your game server performance remotely and whilst on the move.This is possible with the help of the 1&1 Mobile Monitoring app or on any accessible web browser. You will be able to monitor the availability of your game servers dating back seven days. Furthermore, customers who take advantage of the free app for Android and iPhone will receive automatic notifications of any status changes within their game server.